Category: Indoor Energy Efficiency Tips

Fix Your Home Energy Leaks First! Posted by Wattson on Jul 31, 2014

Are you considering upgrading your home's heating and cooling equipment to a more energy-efficient model? Before adding a new furnace or water heater to your home, you'll need to determine your current home energy efficiency and the status of any significant air leaks in your home. Air leaks are a common problem both in older construction...

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No Energy Bills, No Energy Problems – The Benefits of A Net-Zero Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 28, 2014

A Net-Zero home is one that has the ability to produce as much energy as it consumes and sometimes more. This is done using clean, renewable energy resources in conjunction with a home that is extremely well-insulated and energy-efficient. While the initial cost of construction may be higher, the benefits of a Net-Zero home make up f...

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Make 2014 the Year Your Home Becomes Energy Efficient Posted by Wattson on Jan 16, 2014

New Year's Day has passed and resolutions have been made, however, it's not too late to add one more to the list: making your home more energy-efficient. Increasing your home's efficiency means you'll save money while being kind to the environment. Almost everyone has room to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, here are four...

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Home Insulation Explained Posted by Wattson on Dec 16, 2013

Insulation is one of the most important tools you have for managing your home's overall comfort and energy consumption. Insulation comes in many different materials and can be installed using several different techniques. Before we look at the different types of insulation, we need a way to compare the effectiveness of one type of ins...

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6 Ways To Keep Your Cool Without A/C Posted by Wattson on Jul 15, 2013

Whether it’s a budget constraint or a concern for the environment, enduring a summer in a house or apartment without air conditioning can be a sweltering nightmare in many climates. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be that way. There are a lot of ways to keep your residence habitable even in the height of the summer heat without reso...

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Top Energy-Saving Devices for Your Home Posted by Wattson on May 24, 2013

Sometimes saving energy isn't about trimming consumption or cutting back. Sometimes it’s about going shopping! We all know about replacing older, inefficient appliances and consumer products with newer and more energy-conserving models, and on top of that there are also new ideas and new ways of doing things with less energy. Here are...

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The Nest – Future of Home Automation Posted by Wattson on Nov 19, 2012

What ever happened to the home automation that movies and television have been promising us since the 1950s? Where is George Jetson’s house? Finally, the first steps are being made in turning these fictions into reality. The Nest has arrived to transform the energy efficiency of our homes. The temperature in our homes is imperati...

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