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[18 Jul 2011 | One Comment | 254 views]

Ken asks…

What is a good name for an home energy audit company?
I am thinking of starting a business where I would help people save on utilities by testing their home for air leaks, insulation problems etc. I think a catchy name for the business would be helpful. Thanks!

David Andersen answers:
Energy Misers
Energy Savings and More
Energy Cost Containment
Energy Cost Slashers
Energy Cost Minimizers
Complete Home Energy Audit Professionals (CHEAP)
Home Energy Reduction Specialists

Mandy asks…

What’s my better home energy savings investment, windows or insulation?
I own a very nice house but it is old – …

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[8 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 688 views]

For the most part, energy leaks or loss around windows (leaks that don’t have to do with the windows themselves: the panes, the construction, the actual unit itself) comes down to two main areas – the frame itself and the insulation around the frame.
Energy can be lost whether the window is brand new and just installed (and thus installed incorrectly) or if the window is older.
If the frame is compromised, the energy is lost through the frame itself, through the gaps in the wood or plastic. In most cases, though, …

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[7 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 91 views]

I recently stumbled across a simple great article at “the Modern Zen Life” which talked about setting goals for success, and how successful people set goals. It really doesn’t matter what the goals are – the most important thing is really to set the goal and then plan for success.
What’s powerful about this method is rather obvious. Setting a goal is a starting point. Keeping focused on that goal takes a good mindset. And it is often one of the toughest things to do.
Now, when it comes to saving on …

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[30 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 5,919 views]

Believe it or not, there are numerous ways to actually get your old, inefficient furnace replaced for free, or at least at very little cost. And we’re talking about quality, Lennox furnaces, Rheem, Carrier, etc.
Basically, you take advantage of the numerous credits and rebates that are floating out there right now. During the down time (the warmer months, or months just coming out of the cold season right up to the end of summer) a lot of heating contracting companies and the furnace manufacturers are int he middle of a …

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[20 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 403 views]

Do you want to learn how to reduce energy bills easily using natural energy solutions? With the current state of natural resources and the escalating energy prices, it would be wise to start learning and building natural energy solutions if you have not done so already.
Many people who get started with renewable energy technology are motivated because they want to get rid of their expensive electrical bill. But besides this main benefit, another critical benefit is that we need to start conserving our planet. In this article, I will tell …

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[7 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 270 views]

By: Robin Green
If your windows are ancient and aren’t doing a passable job of keeping heat inside your home in winter (or keeping it out in warm weather), maybe it is time to consider having new, energy saving windows put in. But new windows, especially good quality energy efficient ones, can be prohibitively expensive. This means that it can take a long time for them to pay for themselves in energy savings. For the amount of cash you would pay to replace the windows in a single big room, you …

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[6 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 93 views]

By: The Handyman Guy
How Can Brick Stone Make Your Home Energy Efficient
A home that’s energy-efficient is in fact healthier & cost effective. Energy efficiency adjustments in your house can eliminate or at least lessen the poor quality of air that’s brought in by various weather conditions.
One way to create your home energy efficient is to be cautious to the building materials and to the home design.
In Australia, bricks have long been recognized as commonly chosen building materials. Truthfully, closely 90% of the built homes in the said place …

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[5 Feb 2010 | 4 Comments | 111 views]

Many sellers leave a big opportunity to cash in on the sale of their home on the table. By not highlighting the energy efficiencies and energy improvements done to the home, however small, as a seller you might be selling your home short!

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[5 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | 99 views]

By: Eugene Makeev
With all costs on the rise, adding up to the already huge problem with the New York housing crunch and worldwide economic woes; more and more people are searching of ways to cutback on costs.  In our homes, one of the largest shares where our hard-earned budget goes to is the energy bill, thus making the efficient use of energy a great way to reduce monthly expenses.    With that said, let us look into superb ideas to achieve energy efficient homes which are practical whether you are in …

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[4 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 102 views]

By: James CopperWe hear so much about energy efficiency nowadays. Energy efficiency is about saving our environment and saving our money. How we got about practicing energy efficiency isnt always as clear, though. Here, there, are the most frequently asked questions about energy efficiency, and their answers.
The question most often asked is if buying products such as appliances that are specifically designed for energy efficiency cost more than others? The answer is yes and no.
While their initial purchase price is usually higher their energy efficiency reduces the bill to use …