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Learn more about home energy audits, thermal imaging with infrared cameras, home performance, the economics of energy efficiency vs. renewables, and other great info to start making your house more comfortable (and more affordable) today:


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What is a Home Energy Audit?

A home energy audit is the first step in improving your home's energy efficiency. It can be a simple visual inspection or include very detailed diagnostic testing.  Start here to learn what it's all about.

 

 

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Can a Home Be Too Tight?

One of the most common myths among owners of older homes is that it's a good thing for their homes to be leaky. Check out this article to get the scoop on the relationship between air sealing, insulation, and proper ventilation.

 

 

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What is Thermal Imaging?

One of the essential (and coolest) components of a diagnostic home energy audit is getting thermal images with an infrared camera. Learn what it's all about here.

 

 

 

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What is Home Performance?

Home Performance is a newer approach to improving the comfort, health, safety, and efficiency of older homes.  Learn more here.

 

 

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The Importance of Air Sealing.

Air sealing is perhaps the most important step you can take in increasing the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. Find out why.

 

 

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The Economics of Energy Efficiency and Renewables.

When most people think home energy, they think two things: energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Should you add solar panels before you add insulation or air-sealing?  Learn how they differ here.

 

 

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Home Energy Yardstick.

Compare your household's energy use to others across the country and get recommendations for improvement.