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Get an energy-audit to verify your house does not have uninvited guests

Get an energy-audit to verify your house does not have uninvited guests I headed out to do an energy-audit at Massanutten yesterday. The home was clearly well maintained. It was 30+ years old, was not showing signs of neglect, and the heat was ON. It was very warm inside just...

Was your house cold this morning? If so, learn how to fix it here.

Was your house cold this morning? If so, learn how to fix it here. The cold weather is coming! Is your house ready? Do you have to add a blanket on your bed this time of year because your house is always uncomfortable? Are you dreading the winter heating bills? Making your home...

8 Steps to an energy-efficient home

8 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House   Insulate and air seal the attic / roof – there should be a minimum of 12″ of insulation in your attic and all penetrations should be sealed to the conditioned space in your home Air Seal walls – stop losing energy through...
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Green Term Defined: Energy Audit

Green Term Defined: Energy Audit An energy audit is an inspection that looks at energy flow in a building. The objective of an energy audit is to identify things that can be modified to reduce energy usage and increase comfort and safety for the occupants of the building. An...
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Snow may help identify places you are wasting money

There was a time I enjoyed snow – that time has passed. To me now, snow is an interruption in my schedule, plowing a driveway, shoveling many hours, and dangerous roads. However, it is also an easy time to identify energy leaks in your home. Snow may help identify places...

Home Energy Audits in Harrisonburg City

Home Energy Audits in Harrisonburg City I am now performing Home Energy Audits for Harrisonburg Electric Commission (HEC). These are base line / help you reduce your monthly electric bills / more of an air leakage test than full energy audit kind of review for your home. The...

Help, my house is cold!

Help, my house is cold! This time of year, with weather like we have been having, the electric meter gets a strong workout. Yet, often our homes are not comfortable, cold even. So what can you do to make your electric bills lower and your home more comfortable? I am now working...

Tired of high electric bills – get the test!

If you are ready to fight back against those high energy costs or simply want your house to be more comfortable, you should consider hiring an energy auditor. They are able to test your home to determine where the problems are and give you a list of things to address. Don’t...

Harrisonburg Energy Audit

A certified BPI or RES-Net Rater will allow you to better understand where to spend money to get the best return on investment. An energy audit is a test that can determine whether your house is air tight and if not where the holes are in the thermal envelope. For years we have...
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Easy ways to Save Money in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Easy ways to Save Money in Harrisonburg, Virginia The five most important things you should do this summer to save money on your energy bill are: weatherstrip around all doors – if you can see light coming around the door, then air is coming into your home. insulate your attic...
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