Energy Tips

Solar Heating and Cooling

Using passive solar design techniques to heat and cool your home can be both environmentally friendly and cost effective. Passive solar heating techniques include placing larger, insulated windows on south-facing walls and locating thermal mass, such as a concrete slab … Continue reading

Sources of Air Leaks in Your Home

Areas that leak air into and out of your home cost you lots of money.

  1. Dropped ceiling
  2. Recessed light
  3. Attic entrance
  4. Sill plates – Baseboards on exterior walls
  5. Water and furnace flues
  6. All ducts
  7. Doors and frames
  8. Chimney flashing
  9. Windows and frames
  10. Electrical outlets and switches
  11. Plumbing and utility access
  12. Cable TV penitrations