Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

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Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping.

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Getting the Lead Out of Windows

Author: Nancy Boone
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September 01, 1997

Flaking paint and paint dust from old windows is a potential source of lead hazard. To eliminate the hazard of lead paint you can either remove the paint or remove the window. [continue reading]

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New Window Ratings to Indicate Seasonal Performance

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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January 01, 1997

What's the best way to inform window buyers about a product's energy characteristics? As with appliance energy labels, there is considerable debate over how to give people an accurate and useful representation of the product without overwhelming them with confusing numbers (see "New Appliance Labels Emphasize Energy Use," HE Jan/Feb '96, p. 7). [continue reading]

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Energy-Efficient Window Retrofits: Install with Care

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January 01, 1997

Retrofitting a house with high- performance windows can produce significant energy savings and improved comfort. However, when the right window is installed incorrectly--or worse yet, the wrong window is installed incorrectly--energy savings will be few, structure and furnishings may be damaged, and the occupants' safety may be jeopardized. [continue reading]

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Selecting Windows for Energy Efficiency

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July 01, 1995

An understanding of some basic energy concepts is essential to choosing appropriate windows and skylights. [continue reading]

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PRISM Does Windows

Author: Ted Rieger
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March 01, 1995

A new and improved version of the most widely used computer software for analyzing retrofit energy savings from utility billing data is now available. [continue reading]

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Don't Throw that Window Out the Window!

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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November 01, 1994

There are many ways to retrofit a window. Most strategies involve replacing the glass, frame, and sash with double-paned low-E glass, and a new wood or vinyl frame and sash. [continue reading]

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"Superwindow" Retrofits Show Significant Energy Savings

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September 01, 1994

Windows account for a fairly large percentage of the heat loss of houses. Even in new homes built to stringent energy code, windows still account for about 25% of the overall conductive heat loss. [continue reading]

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Sizing Up Skylights

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November 01, 1993

Skylights, like windows, are distinctive features of homes that greatly influence their aesthetics. [continue reading]

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

Shawna Henderson

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

It's hard to wrap your head around the amount of number crunching that goes into energy analysis, and how to ...

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Forever

Daniel Clark

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Forever

Bedbug infestation is commonly seen in houses and especially in bedrooms. Bedbugs are small, brownish insects that feast on blood ...

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