Ducts

One of the most important systems in your home, though it’s hidden beneath your feet and over your head, may be wasting a lot of your energy dollars. Your home’s duct system, a branching network of tubes in the walls, floors and ceilings, carries the air from your home’s furnace and central air conditioner to […]

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Air Leaks and Energy Loss

Sealing Air Leaks Warm air leaking into your home during the summer and out of your home during the winter can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest dollar-saving tasks you can perform is caulk, seal and weatherstrip all seams, cracks and openings to the outside. You can save on your […]

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Should I Insulate My Home?

Insulate your home when: You have an older home and haven’t added insulation. Only 20% of homes built before 1980 are well-insulated. You are uncomfortably cold in the winter or hot in the summer.  Adding insulation creates a more uniform temperature and increases comfort. You build a new home or addition, or install new siding […]

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Heat Loss from a House

A picture is worth…in this case, lost heating dollars. This thermal photo shows heat entering a bathroom shower ceiling during those expensive summer cooling months. The white, yellow and red colors show hot spots. Heat-gain areas like this make it more expensive to cool the house in the summer. Tips:  Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks […]

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