Start the new year off right, check these things in your home today


Many people make resolutions for the new year. These often fall by the side of the road as you carry on in a busy life. Here are some changes you can make today that will provide payback through reduced energy bills and increased comfort all year-long. Remember to insulate your attic access, it is an…

Simple changes around your house will save you money


Simple changes around your house will save you money. Some of the changes I have mentioned in the past include things easy to do in a finished house like: caulking electrical outlets basement insulation  Changing water heaters Adding attic insulation Those are all fairly easy to do in an existing house. However, if you are…

Remember to insulate your attic access, it is an exterior door


As the weather changes and we are all looking for ways to stay warm, small changes around your home could make a big difference. Look for those forgotten places where insulation is missing or air is leaking. Think about your insulation line between inside and outside. This is the barrier keeping your energy bills low…

From spiders to caulk, how to save money at home


I know I am an energy nerd. I talk about everything from spiders to caulk as it relates to how to save money at home. With anyone willing to listen. This is the topic I find interesting. This is a topic that I think everyone should find interesting – because you can SAVE MONEY by knowing…

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 energy-efficient also improves comfort on these cold mornings. Your home is the most complicated machine you…

Is your crawl space working properly?


Is your crawl space working properly? In our area the crawl space is popular and a popular place for problems. From critters to wet insulation these spaces are almost never right. Here are some posts that might help you get your crawl space in order. Your crawl space is impacting your home comfort. Frozen pipes…

Top 10 Things to Do This Fall for Your Home and Health


Top 10 Things to Do This Fall for Your Home and Health Check your door and window weather-stripping. Make sure doors and windows seal tight to make your home more comfortable this fall and winter. Keeping doors and windows locked when closed will increase the performance against winter winds. Make sure heating vents are clear…

Best value found in higher quality not low price


It keeps coming back to me time and time again – the best value is found in higher quality solutions not in low price. It seems to be true in every aspect of life – the best quality solution is almost never the lowest price. I am certainly not advocating for the highest price solution…

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 your walls and ducts, seal all cracks…

Common problems that you can fix to reduce your energy bills


Common problems that you can fix to reduce your energy bills There are common problems that you can count on to be wasting energy in your home or business. If you take some time to fix these you will reduce your monthly energy bills. First the attic access. In this modular classroom I visited last…

How much insulation should you have in your attic?


How much insulation should you have in your attic? There are three main types of attic insulation, fiberglass, cellulose, and foam. In new construction we almost always specify open-cell spray foam insulation. It creates an air-tight envelope for the top of your home. So how much should you install? Since it is air tight, R-38…