Category Archives: Energy Audits

Understanding Building Pressure and Air Boundary – Why you need to Seal your Home!

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What is the HERS Index and where do you score?

Developed by RESNET, the Home Energy Rating System Index (HERS) is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured and the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. How it works A home … Continue reading

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Slash Your Utility Bill with a DIY Energy Audit

…..you can do some easy tests yourself and put your money toward addressing the problems. “There are many steps homeowners can take before calling a pro,” says Jeffrey Gordon, spokesperson for the New York State Energy Research Development Authority. “With … Continue reading

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Is your money going out the windows?

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about windows and how they can save you $$ http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2011/1/27/Choosing-Windows-Looking-Through-the-Options/ Happy Savings, JouleFool

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Buying a New Home? Finance energy-efficiency with an Energy Efficient Mortgage

An Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is a mortgage that credits a home’s energy efficiency in the mortgage itself. EEMs give borrowers the opportunity to finance cost-effective, energy-saving measures as part of a single mortgage and stretch debt-to-income qualifying ratios on … Continue reading

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Free Energy Savings Calculator – Find areas to Save $ in Your Home

Residential energy costs in the U.S. are an estimated $246 Billion dollars per year. Here’s the breakdown:   Use the Home Energy Saver Calculator (Created with YOUR tax dollars) to find out where you can save in your home. Simply … Continue reading

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Teaching an Old House New Tricks – 1895 Home Retrofit

Before the audit: This two-story, 2,200–square-foot house on a raised foundation had a mixture of new and original features: wood siding; wood single- and double-paned windows; lathe and plaster walls as well as drywall; knob and tube wiring in the … Continue reading

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