Living Better with Less Energy
At times, the solutions to our problems are hiding in plain sight. Sometimes the hardest part is taking the time to examine things that we assume don’t need to be examined. Consider my ...
Solar PV is becoming an increasingly popular option for generating electricity in urban and suburban homes. Three years ago Niels Wolter of Madison, Wisconsin, installed a 1.3 kW PV system on his family’s three-bedroom ... [continue reading]
Comfort Partners has helped more than 27,000 New Jersey households better manage their utility costs by saving energy. [continue reading]
Build your crawlspaces to keep energy losses to a minimum, while also keeping your pipes from freezing. [continue reading]
A better tomorrow for all of us depends on creating healthy living conditions for children in affordable housing. [continue reading]
Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [continue reading]
In single-family homes, and many multifamily homes and condominiums, the existing, nonimpact- rated windows and/or glass doors generally cannot be retrofitted to meet current impact standards and building ... [continue reading]
The first challenge is to determine whether the problem is moisture condensing in the ceiling, or a roof leak, or both. To find out, look for penetrations in surfaces. [continue reading]
While politicians were debating how many billions in tax breaks should go to the energy industry and how much should go to renewable resources, home inspectors have been uncovering ... [continue reading]
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Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.