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Air Sealing FAQ

October 5, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

Air sealing is one of the most important steps you can take to increase the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.

Understanding Home Energy Comfort Problems

September 21, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

Understanding the basics of energy-related home comfort problems should help you make smart energy-upgrade choices.

Wall Insulation FAQ

September 7, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

We answer frequently asked questions about insulating exterior walls in older homes.

What Is Home Performance?

August 25, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

Home performance contractors apply a house-as-a-system approach to improve the comfort, energy efficiency, durability, health,...

Wall Insulation with Vinyl or Aluminum Siding

August 18, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

You can insulate the walls of your older house from the outside even if they are clad with vinyl or aluminum siding. Read on to...

Seeing Infrared: Wall Insulation Done Right

August 3, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

An infrared camera will help your wall insulation contractor give you an accurate price for your project up front. It will also...

Why More Insulation Isn't Always the Answer

July 20, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

Adding more insulation doesn't always pay off as much as you might hope. Learn why adding more insulation isn't aways the...

Why Single-Pane Windows Feel Drafty

July 6, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

We hear a lot that windows are drafty. Most of the time, once we crank up the blower door to measure and detect air leakage,...

Cost Comparison: Gas vs. Oil vs. Electricity, Part 4

June 25, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

This is the last of a four-part article about comparing the cost of heating with natural gas, oil, and electricity.

Cost Comparison: Gas vs. Oil vs. Electricity, Part 3

June 24, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

This is part three of a four-part article about comparing the cost of heating with natural gas oil, and electricity.

Cost Comparison: Gas vs. Oil vs. Electricity, Part 2

June 23, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

This is part two of a four-part article about comparing the cost of heating with gas, oil, and electricity.

Cost Comparison: Gas vs. Oil vs. Electricity, Part 1

June 22, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

This is part 1 of a four-part article about how to compare the cost of heating with electricity, oil, and natural gas.