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How Changing Temps Affect Your Home’s Windows

In Colorado, there’s a time-honored saying:

“If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes… it’ll change.”

And that’s amusing to many… but to those of us who’ve lived here for many years, it’s funny because it’s true.

It is not uncommon in Colorado for the temperature to change drastically… and quickly.  Not only can the high temperature be different by twenty or thirty degrees (or more) from one day to the next – it’s not unheard-of for…

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Added by Jay Lillien on June 19, 2018 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Advancing Home Energy Labeling through Data Standardization

Making energy efficiency features visible at the time of home sale is a strategy with transformational potential. If homeowners know that the value of their home is increased by energy efficiency improvements, in the same way that it is enhanced by more visible amenities such as granite countertops, they will be much more likely to invest in those improvements.

HPC believes that providing real estate professionals and appraisers with high-quality information and data about a home’s…

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Added by Home Performance Coalition on June 14, 2018 at 11:22am — No Comments

Home Energy Pros Forum Thriving

Home Energy Pros Forum has reached a milestone. We welcomed our 6,000th member to the premier online community for home performance pros! More than 430 new members have joined since the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) took over stewardship of the site on October 1, 2017. Home Energy…

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Added by Jim Gunshinan on June 13, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

CEE: Connecting the Dots

From lending to programs for homes and businesses, community engagement, independent research, engineering, and policy efforts, CEE is driven by its mission, moving fast, and constantly picking up steam.



In this video, CEE's president Chris Duffrin dives into a few of our current focus areas and explains what drives our mission work.



(This video serves as a companion piece to CEE's …

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Added by CEE on June 12, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Partners in Energy: July application deadline for free energy-saving program

Xcel Energy is now accepting applications for the next cohort of communities to join Partners in Energy. The deadline for applications is July 13. In communities accepted to the program, a volunteer team of local residents, businesses, and stakeholders will identify a path forward to make…

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Added by CEE on June 8, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Heat, Job Security, and Right Living, by Terry Nordbye of Air Sealing Solutions

Heat is Where it’s At.

“There is a detectable difference between the past and the future only when there is the flow of heat. With no heat, the future behaves exactly like the past- there is no time.”

—Carlo Rovelli. Seven Brief Lessons in…
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Added by Home Energy Magazine on June 8, 2018 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Heat, Job Security, and Right Living, by Terry Nordbye of Air Sealing Solutions

Heat is Where it’s At.

“There is a detectable difference between the past and the future only when there is the flow of heat. With no heat, the future behaves exactly like the past- there is no time.”

—Carlo Rovelli. Seven Brief Lessons in…
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Added by Leslie Jackson on June 8, 2018 at 12:29pm — No Comments

IAQ + Energy =

Ellen Tohn Makes the Case for Adding Health to the Home Equation

By Susan Valenti Corliss

In 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), University of Tulsa and myself produced a conference on…

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Added by Bob Krell on June 7, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Always Committed to Healthy Homes & IAQ!

June is National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM)! This month-long celebration offers an opportunity to learn more about housing and its impact on health, empowering families to protect themselves from hazards in their home. June’s outreach activities aim to greatly boost awareness and understanding of what federal and local resources are available to make a difference in the lives of all residents, regardless of where they live. Learn more and get involved! Visit the …

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Added by Home Performance Coalition on June 5, 2018 at 12:05pm — No Comments

The Real Heroes Of Home Performance

In all the discussions about how to best save energy and power the future, people sometimes forget that the clean energy system of tomorrow will be built not on spreadsheets or by some fancy computer modeling tool, but by hardworking crews in the field. These folks often don’t get enough credit for what…

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Added by Efficiency First California on June 5, 2018 at 11:34am — No Comments

HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Spring Cleaning

It's time for spring cleaning! Most people give every room in their home, and sometimes even their garage a good once over to get rid of the staleness that lingers after a long winter. While you're making your cleaning list for the house, create a maintenance list that includes HVAC services as well It doesn't do any good to just clean the inside of your home if your HVAC unit is just going to be blowing the winter dust…

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Added by John White on June 5, 2018 at 1:28am — 1 Comment

Factory built homes using good building science

I am looking for a factory built home that is an  example of good building science.  I would like to use it as a teaching moment for  my clents.  I live in the soutwest corner of Michigan.  We have cold, dry winters and hot, humid summers.  You may e-mail your suggestions to dixie@Homes2Love.com.

Added by dixie wong on June 4, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

HPC 2018 Spring State Outreach Highlights

Since the HPC National Conference in Philadelphia in April 2018 we have been following up with contractors and state allies in three critical areas:

Partnering with State Contractor Organizations:

  • Supporting Conrad Metcalfe and the Building Performance Contractors Association of New York State on implementation of practical, contractor friendly programs related to the Governor’s New Efficiency, New York White Paper
  • Supporting Ryan Miller and NC…
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Added by Home Performance Coalition on May 31, 2018 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Summer Checklist of HVAC systems

These points can help anyone to gear up their HVAC unit for chilling summer. Here are some more checklists points are followings:

Here are some more checklists points are followings:

  • First you should check the thermostat settings to ensure that the heating and cooling system keeps you comfortable and also saving your energy.…

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Added by John White on May 28, 2018 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

How Does a Duct System Work, and Why is it So Important?

The channel or distribution of air used to cool and heat your home is a collection tube that distributes heated or cooled air to the different rooms. This branch of rectangular or rectangular tubes, usually made of metal plates, fiberglass sheet or flexible plastic and the composite yarn is found in your home. The pipeline system is designed to provide "conditioned" air conditioning - it is heated or cooled by heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) devices - and to…

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Added by John White on May 28, 2018 at 12:42am — 1 Comment

Reasons Behind Air Condition System Failure

There are several reasons behind your air conditioning is not working or fail to provide proper cooling, such as the presence of faulty compressor. Apart from that, there are several other reasons too that might affect the proper functioning of your residential AC Unit;

  • Your AC unit air filter might be clogged or dirty.

  • It might be due to improper working of fan or fan motor of your AC.

  • Dirty condenser…

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Added by John White on May 28, 2018 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

Four Major Differences Between Commercial and Residential HVAC Systems

Many of the HVAC contractors are highly trained professionals in commercial and residential HVAC systems. While these systems have many similarities but there are also certain differences that you should know. Here are the four major differences between Commercial and Residential HVAC systems are followings.

  • Commercial systems are more powerful – As you may know that the commercial spaces are much larger than residential space and often serve a…

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Added by John White on May 28, 2018 at 12:18am — 1 Comment

Market characterization study finds new savings opportunities for Focus on Energy

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Added by CEE on May 25, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

What to Expect from a New HVAC Unit Installation Cost

The cost of installing an HVAC unit, such as an air conditioner installation in Laguna Hills, will vary from location to location and system to system. While a ballpark estimate can be provided, there are several factors that must be taken into consideration that will vary dramatically with each situation.

Maximum Efficiency

The cost of installing an HVAC unit, such as an air conditioner installation in Laguna Hills, will…

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Added by John White on May 22, 2018 at 1:07am — 1 Comment

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