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A Guide to Treating Your Open Crawlspace

Like every house, every crawlspace is different and should be closely examined prior to treatment. Here is a quick guide to inform and help homeowners properly treat their crawlspace. Not only will treating your crawlspace help keep your air healthy but it can also save you money on your electric bill. Treatment of an open crawlspace When treating an open crawlspace, two options are available: 1) Leave it open or 2) turn it into a

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Why is My Upstairs Hotter Than the Rest of the House?

Summer is here, hotter than ever, and we have been receiving numerous calls from customers saying, “why is my upstairs hotter than the rest of the house?” “Why is it hot upstairs at night when I am trying to go to sleep?” And, “why can’t I get even heating and cooling in my house?” These questions are major concerns that need to be addressed immediately and depending on the home, there could be a variety of reasons as to why. Based off of our experience, there are four key issues as to why the upstairs is hotter than the rest of the house.

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Home Performance Tips: For a More Comfortable and Energy Efficient Home

While the new presidential administration is rolling back regulations and initiatives around environmental protection and energy, consumers still have a lot of ‘power’ when it comes to choosing who to purchase electricity from and how to reduce their consumption. According to the EIA electricity data, residential consumers already pay the highest cost per kWh compared to other sectors — and we are only seeing prices increase! Just this winter Pepco has increased rates in Maryland

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Energy Efficient Homes

Proper Ventilation is Critical to Your Home’s Comfort While sealing and insulating the attic makes a big difference in the comfort of your home in the winter, if your attic is not sufficiently ventilated it can cause issues. In the summer hot attics can create an oven effect on the top floor of the house if it is not sufficiently ventilated and in the winter you can wind up with ice damming.  Moisture issues can

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