Save Energy at Home: Improve Ductwork Efficiency

What does one do about leaky ducts to save energy at home? Aeroseal is a process where the ducts are pressurized and a vapor is introduced to flow through the ducts and out of leaks and gaps filling them with a sealant. Below is a photo of the graph on the supply side (you will see the hole sheet later in this blog). As you can see, they started with 555 CFM of duct leakage

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Hot house!

Attic Ventilation and Other Cool Solutions So lately I’ve been getting a lot of phone calls from homeowners that are complaining about the top of their house being warmer than the floors below, sometimes as much as 12 degrees  Common complaints are that ‘it’s too hot to sleep upstairs’, ‘it’s really uncomfortable on the top floor’, and ‘I don’t know what the problem is’, and of course, ‘can you fix it?’ There are 2 main

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Solar Panels – are they worth the money?

Yes. Energy-saving solar panels contribute to home energy efficiency by reducing monthly electricity bills. They increase home equity and reduce environmental impact while also reducing the homeowner’s reliance on large corporate utility companies and “the grid.” Energy Savings With so many trendy investment opportunities available today, it’s easy to be skeptical of new products that promise, “saving you tons of money.” So let’s calculate energy savings. As an example, the average annual electricity use a

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Muriel Bowser, Mayor of DC, to set aside 7 Million for a Green Bank

In office since 2015, Muriel Bowser last week announced plans to set aside $7 million for the District’s first Green Bank to support building improvements that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Specifically the fund would allow large building owners and those undertaking renovations to obtain affordable loans to replace aging heating, ventilation and cooling systems — among the largest sources of carbon emissions in the city. Low-interest loans would also be available to fund more-experimental technologies, such

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