April 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Crawl Spaces

If your house has a raised floor and no basement, the crawl space is the area between the floor framing and the ground below. This space can be either vented (the most co…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 28, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Washing Dishes: By Machine or by Hand?

Studies have found that a new, energy-efficient dishwasher saves significant amounts of both water and energy compared to hand dishwashing. So if your dishwasher is more than seven to ten years old, you’ll probably want to consider buying a new one. Not only can a new dishwasher save water and energy, but some of them are exceptionally quiet.…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 21, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

Do Today or Do Later?

Planning projects you can do today:

    Make an appointment with a home performance assessor.

    Start a Homeowner’s Manual for your home.

    Try out some no-budget changes that make better use of space and energy.

Planning projects that will take more time:

    Carefully consider your goals for this project.



Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 15, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Keeping food cold can use a lot of energy

Keeping food cold can use a lot of energy. Here’s another area where you need to make careful decisions.…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 10, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Energy Saving Upgrades For Renters

Renters have a unique situation when it comes to energy savings. Without being able to make permanent changes to their dwellings it can be difficult to capitalize on energy-saving improvements. However, there are still plenty of opportunities for renters to go green without making any lasting changes to a property.…


Added by Paul Batistelli on April 8, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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