May 29, 2013

Hidden heat sources in the home contribute to uncomfortably hot living spaces, as well as unnecessarily high energy bills, throughout the summer. Simple fixes like switching to energy efficient lighting and insulating water pipes can make a world of difference.

Hidden heat sources in the home often translate to really hot living spaces, as well as unnecessarily high energy bills, throughout the summer. Simple fixes like switching to energy efficient lighting (much more important than you might think) and...

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May 15, 2013

This infographic from EnergySavvy shows how much coal the average Southeastern U.S. home burns to keep cool in the summer.

Ever wonder how much coal is being burned to keep your home cooled with air conditioning in the...

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February 6, 2013

This handy infographic from One Block Off the Grid provides a helpful rundown of the potential savings in energy efficient home improvements.

This handy infographic from One Block Off...

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February 1, 2013

What does indoor air quality have to do with home energy efficiency? More than you might expect.

What does indoor air quality have to do with home energy efficiency? More than you might expect.

Many of today's homes are...

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December 26, 2012

What's the best way to protect yourself from high energy prices? A home energy efficiency upgrade!

According to recent information from the Consumer...

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December 15, 2012

The folks over at Inhabitat recently  released a cool new video that goes through the home energy audit process, and discusses easy fixes for problems like drafty windows and cold rooms.

We think they did a great job. Check it out!

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October 2, 2012

Want to upgrade to more energy efficient lighting, but stumped about the best way to do so?

Winter is when we use the most lighting because the days are shorter and it stays dark longer.  As a result, the quickest payback for lighting upgrades comes by doing them NOW! If you want to upgrade to more energy efficient lighting, but are stumped about the best way to do so, this neat infographic from Pegasus Lighting provides a handy guide to replacing that 60W...

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September 30, 2012


Would you like to make your home more energy efficient, but aren't sure what the most effective upgrades are? This great infographic from ACE Air provides an...

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July 16, 2012

One of North America's premier building scientists talks very practically and understandably about building enclosures.

Several of the amazingly simple concepts Mr. Lstiburek speaks of here can easily be implemented in the construction of a home or addition.  The new Energy Star standard incorporates many of these concepts and more. Builders and homeowners should always try to design with these...

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Testimonials

George H., Greenville, NC

"I have noticed a difference in the house.  The house heats up quicker and
now takes longer to cool down.  I did check my bill history and this time
last year was much colder than it has been this year, but my bill is over