Ice Damming We are in the peak of the winter season, between weekly DC snowstorms and snow busts. Temperatures fluctuating above and below freezing are ideal conditions for snow melt and refreeze. Add in heat loss through the roof and we will eventually see icicles building up to form ice dams. Ice dams form along the edge of the roof and prevent excess snow melt from draining to the gutters and away from the home.
The Future of Air Conditioning Heat waves and temperature extremities linked to climate change are driving up demand for cooling in our communities every summer. There are close to two billion air conditioning systems operating worldwide, and according to the International Energy Agency that figure is expected to triple to six billion by 2050. Air conditioning is the fastest growing category of energy use in buildings. This puts a lot of strain on the energy grid. During
If your attic isn’t insulated well, you are probably feeling it now. As temperatures in Maryland dip below freezing every night, the weighted blankets are coming out and the thermostat temperature is being hiked up. *** But there is more than just cold air seeping into your home, it’s the money used to pay the higher expense of heating that is seeping out. It’s a massive waste of resources. It’s easy to forget about the
Energy Efficiency in 2022 Happy New Year! Our team at Energy Efficiency Experts is excited to help transition your home to an energy efficient space this year, using our expertise and approach to the house as one system with many interworking parts. We had countless energy efficient homes success stories in 2021 and would like for your house to be the next one in 2022. Here are some first step resolutions to making the transition: