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Joe C. Spurgeon, Ph.D. - Mold Inspection & Sampling : Is it time to rethink your approach?

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Joe C. Spurgeon, Ph.D

Mold Inspection & Sampling: Is it time to rethink your approach?

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Added by Joe Hughes on April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Building Science In The Wild: A Marketing Opportunity

- By Jake VP, Energy Circle Content Writer 

A couple of days ago, on a rainy Monday here in Maine, my wife and I loaded up the car with two locally-made ciabattas and a box of ice cream sandwiches and headed…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on April 24, 2019 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Smart Tips to Protect Your Home from Water Leaks

Water damage can occur in a variety of ways. The key to preventing any type of damage is to follow a monthly maintenance checklist. By inspecting certain areas in your home on a regular basis, you can catch minor problems before they start to cause damage and require expensive repairs.

Perform a Roof Inspection

Your roof is one of the biggest causes of potential water damage. Damaged shingles, debris that falls on the roof, and annual wear and tear can eventually…

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Added by Roy Terry on April 23, 2019 at 7:15am — No Comments

Why You Should Replace the Plumbing System in Your Home

Like most of the materials that make up a building, your plumbing system and pipes will not last forever, causing plumbing emergencies and a lot of stress. Unfortunately, it’s a vast job to replace them, but a very important one—for many reasons; including the health and safety risks that come from old and decayed tubing.

You can always reach out to …

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Added by Roy Terry on April 23, 2019 at 7:11am — 1 Comment

Plumbing Tips to Reduce Water Consumption and Save Money

If your family’s water consumption seems to be higher than normal, it’s a good possibility that you have a leak somewhere. It can also be explained by faulty plumbing or appliances and fixtures that aren’t as energy efficient as they should be. A few checks throughout your home by a professional plumber will help you know how much water you’re wasting.

An expert plumber can help you reduce water consumption by identifying places where you can save…

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Added by Roy Terry on April 23, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments

Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold Air

Air conditioners must be tuned to experience better performance and enjoy the pollution-free cold air. If your AC is not blowing cold air, there are several reasons behind it. Here are some of the reasons why your air conditioner's not blowing cold air:

  • Dirty air filter
  • Thermostat set to “ON” instead of “Auto”
  • Air duct leak
  • Dirty evaporator coils
  • Refrigerant leak
  • Circuit breakers trip

Why Is the Air…

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Added by John White on April 23, 2019 at 12:45am — 1 Comment

Happy Earth Day 2019!



We all need somebody to lean on. —Bill Withers. Singer-songwriter, 1938-1985

Happy Earth Day 2019! According to the…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on April 22, 2019 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Getting the Lead Out: Earth Day, 2019



We all need somebody to lean on. —Bill Withers. Singer-songwriter, 1938-1985

Happy Earth Day 2019! According to the…

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Added by Leslie Jackson on April 21, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Home Value Hot Potato – Whose Problem is It?

Are you a home seller, real estate agent, broker, builder, home improvement contractor, appraiser, or lender? Let’s start with the answer then: yours.

Everyone of these persons has some role to play in the home value hot potato game, where the potato is passed back and forth around the circle to ultimately land at the seller’s feet. If you own a home with high-performing, energy efficient features, that potato will usually land on your feet with a painful…

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Added by Pearl Certification on April 18, 2019 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Focusing on Regions

one home, one community, one city at a time

Pearl has grown rapidly since our launch in the fall of 2017: we’re now certifying homes in 18 states across the U.S.  We’ll continue to expand this footprint in 2019, but we’ll be moving a bit more slowly and deliberately. This year, we’re giving special attention to a few carefully chosen regions, starting with Phoenix, Boston, Central New York, and Central…

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Added by Pearl Certification on April 18, 2019 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Eugene C. Cole, DrPH – Research to Practice: Water Damage, Sewage, Mold & Public Health

Iaqradio+ Episode 542

Eugene C. Cole, DrPH

Research to Practice: Water Damage, Sewage, Mold & Public Health

Z-Man’s…

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Added by Joe Hughes on April 18, 2019 at 2:45pm — No Comments

How to spur home energy upgrades? Persuasive assessment reports

In a world of 280-character tweets, people have limited attention spans. So to nudge them toward making energy efficiency upgrades, home assessment reports need to grab their attention in the first few pages, according to ACEEE …

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 18, 2019 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

Challenge Accepted #02: Marketing Healthy Home Services

For those readers who missed the first installation of “Challenge Accepted!,” here’s a quick introduction to Energy Circle’s latest…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on April 18, 2019 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Should You Replace Your Furnace and AC Together?

The type of the heating and cooling system you have determines whether you need to replace furnace and AC together. If you have a split system, you do not need to replace the AC and furnace together in certain circumstances. On the other hand, in a packaged system, the AC…

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Added by John White on April 17, 2019 at 3:32am — 1 Comment

Plumbing Upgrades You Should Consider While Home Remodeling

Once you have a kitchen/home renovation project in the works, it’s a great time to upgrade your plumbing. You have already created access to the areas you will need to work on, so why not complete the project with a few new additions to your plumbing system.

Here are some plumbing upgrades you can include in your home remodeling project:

New Fixtures

New fixtures will not only complete your décor, but can also help reduce your water…

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Added by Roy Terry on April 16, 2019 at 9:01am — No Comments

Easy Tips to Avoid Common Plumbing Problems in the Summer

Your Summer should be spent having fun with your kids or enjoying your favorite hobby, not stressing over plumbing problems. Finding plumbing issues early will help you get them repaired before they cause extensive water damage to your home. There are many plumbing…

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Added by Roy Terry on April 16, 2019 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

PEX Pipes: What You Need to Know

Cross-linked polyethylene or PEX pipe has many uses. It has several beneficial features including greater heat resistance and lasting strength and stability that makes it a popular material for many different plumbing projects. Here are a few questions that will help you learn more about the benefits of PEX pipes and how it can be used.

How…

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Added by Roy Terry on April 16, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

Best Future Solar Installer in Perth

Perth, Western Australia is one of the best places in the country to install a solar power system. Like in most of Australia, in Perth retail electricity rates are rising and solar installation prices. So with solar panels, you can have control of the energy in your home and start enjoying easy, natural, renewable energy. Also, the government grants and rebates won’t last forever, so today only get started on the path to a better future with Best Future Solar Installer in…

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Added by Future Solar WA on April 16, 2019 at 3:32am — No Comments

How to Find a Slab Leak Detection Specialist Near You

Slab leak detection can be difficult. Hiring a professional is the quickest and easiest way to detect leaks and get the problem repaired in a timely fashion. It’s important to hire the right professional for the job. You want someone who is certified, licensed and has the training needed to work with large …

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Added by Roy Terry on April 12, 2019 at 8:50am — No Comments

Vacation Plumbing Checklist: Plumbing To-Do’s Before You Leave for Vacation

Making your home ready before a vacation can save you potential headaches and money. What you prepare might be influenced by how long you will be away and to what extent you want your utilities to be to secure. Here is a checklist of items to consider before you are scheduled to leave your home for long vacations:

Switch off the main water supply valve

If a pipe or component of a utility source leaks or bursts while you’re absent and the primary…

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Added by Roy Terry on April 12, 2019 at 8:46am — No Comments

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