Category Archives: Energy Savings

UpGrade Athens County Reforms Southeastern Ohio Energy Strategy

Weather can be serious business in Ohio with hot, humid summers, cold winters, and extreme weather possible throughout the year. With such a broad climate spectrum, proper weatherization of homes is critical to reducing household energy costs. As a byproduct, … Continue reading

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Include Attic Insulation On Spring Cleaning Checklist

Many residents and businesses are compiling spring cleaning lists as most of the nation thaws from one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record. Spring should also trigger energy-efficiency and safety checklists including the often forgot attic insulation. Here … Continue reading

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Home Insulation Federal Tax Credit Back

In case you missed it, which is highly likely, the congress once again extended and the president signed into law the tax credit for home energy efficiency improvements.  This includes the credit of for adding home insulation. The good news: … Continue reading

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Fan Direction & Other Frequently Missed Winterization Tips

Getting a home ready for winter is an annual fall event for most homeowners. The big items typically come to mind for most people interested in improving energy efficiency and lowing utility bills. Upgrading insulation, adding more caulk and replacing … Continue reading

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Insulate Attic Duct Work With Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

Adding or upgrading insulation in a home attic is the best investment for energy efficiency home improvements. But many homeowners often neglect the need for insulating their HVAC ducts. One way to achieve both is to use blown-in cellulose insulation.  … Continue reading

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What Is Passive House Design

The energy efficiency goal in the design of any home is ultimately passivity.  Everyone would like to have a really comfortable home interior living environment with little or no cost for heating and cooling.  But what defines a truly “passive … Continue reading

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Insulating Wall Cavities With Cellulose Best For Older Homes

The best way to achieve the highest level of energy savings in older homes is to fully insulate the total building envelope.  While most homeowners often add or upgrade attics many fail to consider insulating the exterior walls.  This leads … Continue reading

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House Passes Thermal Insulation Efficiency Improvement Act

The U.S. House has passed the bipartisan Thermal Insulation Efficiency Improvement Act.  This is one small step out of legislative gridlock and one giant step toward regrouping the national focus on energy efficiency.  Now it will be up to the … Continue reading

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Summer Home Improvement Project Lists Include Insulation

Scouring the web for our Summer Home Improvement tips list uncovers a few good articles from a variety of sources.  We found three lists that provide a good cross section of sources from RIS Media’s real estate driven news, to … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Salutes Earth Day 2014

Earth Day is recognized in some 190 countries around the world.  As concerns over climate change continue to raise awareness for the environment billions of people are more tuned in than ever to the need for energy efficiency.  Earth Day … Continue reading

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