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How To Fix Air Leaks in Your Home 0

How To Fix Air Leaks in Your Home

Having a 1/16-inch unsealed crack around a window is like leaving that window open 3 inches. Decrease your heating bill and your energy use by sealing up air leaks. [youtube KRfxfRFLc8Q]

Take Your Pick: Choosing a Window 0

Take Your Pick: Choosing a Window

Wood – Attractive and thermally efficient, but needs regular maintenance and is prone to decay. Clad (either vinyl or aluminum) – Most of the advantages of wood, but with lower maintenance. Color choices are...

Window Performance Factors 0

Window Performance Factors

Heat transfer is expressed as U-value. The lower the U-value, the more energy efficient the window. Solar gain is an asset in cold climates but a liability in hot ones. Solar gain in measured...

Choosing Shutters 0

Choosing Shutters

Once you have determined whether you want internal or external shutters, choose what style you prefer. Solid or louvre panels are most common – some louvre designs are adjustable so you can control the...

ENERGY STAR Home Advisor 0

ENERGY STAR Home Advisor

A typical household spends about $1,900 a year on energy bills and contributes twice the amount of greenhouse gases to the environment as an average car. ENERGY STAR, the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency,...

Radon Awareness 0

Radon Awareness

With temperatures dropping, many homes are closed-up tight against the winter chill and residents are spending more time indoors. It’s at this time of the year, more than any other, that homeowners need to...