December 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Understanding Energy-Efficient Window Ratings

High-performance windows come in a variety of designs and offer multiple benefits to consumers. The term “energy-efficient” has become an integral part of the homebuilding industry but it’s a term that can be confusing to those who don’t do enough research on either new or replacement windows.

What are the benefits of energy-efficient windows?

High-performance windows substantially reduce…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on December 30, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Real Estate Investor Sells "Green-and-Flips" for More

Real estate investor Kassi Pelley had bought and sold a number of “fix-and-flip” homes in metro Denver when she fell down the rabbit hole of green building and certifications.  She’s gotten a price bump – the “green premium” – on every home she’s upgraded…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on December 23, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How Solar Energy Systems Can Work with Home Performance

Before you even think about adding solar, you need to understand that there’s more to energy efficiency than using renewable energy resources. It's important to know that your home is at its most efficient when it has a tight building envelope.

  • What is a tight building envelope? When a home has a tight envelope, it…
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Added by Home Energy Saver on December 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Folk Labels and Home Energy

You’ve almost certainly seen them: a yellow Post-it on the thermostat or a brief note scribbled near the water heater controls, or perhaps a dog-eared card taped to the clothes washer. These are reminders to ourselves (or visitors) about how to operate the device. We call them “folk labels” so as to distinguish them…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on December 9, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Getting the Most from Your Fan

Ceiling fans are one of the most popular and generally well regarded of all home energy efficiency features. They have a very pragmatic appeal to those who want to cut summer electric bills. At the same time, they offer a decorative alternative to typical light fixtures. So it should come as no surprise that two-thirds of American households now have ceiling fans.…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on December 2, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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