The objective of residential building science is to provide knowledge of building fundamentals that will allow for the effective management of heat, air, and moisture throughout a home. Regulating these elements is dependent upon the all of the...Read more
Energy audits focus on identifying the deficiencies and providing recommendations that will reduce your home's operating expenses, improve its comfort provisions, render a healthier living environment, and reduce the need for costly repairs...Read more
A home energy assessment can be conducted in two to four hours with little, if any, inconvenience to the home occupants. The procedure does not require any physical alteration or disturbance of the home.
The work scopes of assessments vary...Read more
Improving your home's energy efficiency can have an added benefit that's equally compelling: improving your home's indoor air quality as well.
Learn how smart power strips work to kill vampire power in your home. Warning: contains humor.... Read more
One of the biggest energy guzzlers in your home (besides, most likely, your thermal envelope, which lets expensive conditioned air escape through air leaks and poorly insulated walls) is the refrigerator. Upgrading it, believe it or not, can save...Read more
On cold winter days, a ray of sun streaming into your house can be most welcome - a free source of heat. But what about in the summer, when those rays of sun and other, less-evident solar heat, seep into our already too-hot houses and become a...Read more
You may have heard about home energy audits before, but maybe you're not quite sure that you need one. After all, your home is relatively new. It's pretty comfortable most of the time, and your utility bills aren't that bad. Maybe you've...Read more
It speaks to the marketing savvy of window manufacturers and installers that, when faced with drafty rooms or high energy bills, most homeowners typically think that the best solution would be new replacement windows. While energy efficient...Read more
Winter's coming. It's already heating season. So how do you save money on heating costs? You've got to own your heat. Simple as that. You've paid for all that warm air already, so it doesn't make much sense to waste it now.
A simple enough...Read more