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Is The Air In Your Home Healthy?

How can the air  inside our homes be so bad for us? Over the years, buildings have been made  more airtight to conserve energy. Unfortunately, when air is trapped inside the  home, so are the pollutants. EPA studies have found … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Selvey Heating Blog:
Programmable thermostats automatically adjust your home’s temperature settings, allowing you to save energy while you’re away or sleeping. They:     are more convenient and accurate than manual thermostats and improve your home’s comfort contain…

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JouleFool’s 1st 10 Days of Solar Power Production

The numbers from JouleFool’s  first ten days of going Solar are in.  We’re on pace to produce   675 Kw-hours this month.   Looking at last years usage of 400Kw-hrs, we’ll be a net producer this month.   SolarCity was a great company to work with in getting … Continue reading

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High Efficiency Furnace Buying Guide

Time to change out your furnace? Look for a high efficiency furnance! How much does it cost to replace an old furnace with a new, high-efficiency model? That depends upon the circumstances. If the new unit can be connected to … Continue reading

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JouleFool Headquarters is now on Solar Power

JouleFool Headquarters is now on Solar Power! We just flipped the inverter switch to ON! http://ow.ly/i/10SVm

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Sherlock Homes – The Air Leak Detective

You may already know where some air leakage occurs in your home, such as an under-the-door draft, but you’ll need to find the less obvious gaps to properly air seal your home. For a thorough and accurate measurement of air … Continue reading

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The Joy of Caulking

Caulk is a flexible material used to seal air leaks through cracks, gaps, or joints less than 1-quarter-inch wide between stationary building components and materials. For components that move — doors and operable windows, for example — weatherstripping is the … Continue reading

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