Santa will arrive “down the chimney.” Is it clean?

Earlier today Vermont Modular posted a beautiful picture showing the nostalgia associated with sitting by the fireplace.  The picture’s caption said, “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”

There is another part of the fireplace that is often neglected.  Ask yourself this, “…when was the last time you had the chimney cleaned?”

Is Santa bringing you new appliances?

In yesterday’s blog post we talked about Energy Star appliances and how they can save a lot.  Not only are Energy Star appliances goof for your pocketbook but they are far better for our environment because they consume LESS ENERGY.

Are you curious how today’s photograph shows you new appliances?  Perhaps we are going to talk about appliances that are in the bathroom.  Huge amounts of energy and environmental impact come from your bathroom by:

Santa might get you new appliances….

This time of year it seems as though we are deluged with advertising that tells us this is the right time of year to purchase new appliances.  Well, it just might be the right time.

So when you are looking for those wonderful appliances that make life easier make sure you are always looking at appliance that are Energy Star rated.  The difference between an Energy Star appliance and one that is not rated can cost you hundreds of dollars more each year.

Window effectiveness depends on………….

In previous blog posts we have talked about R-Values that measure how effective at blocking Heat Loss the exterior wall of your home.  The “R” in R-Value refers to the insulation’s Resistance to heat loss.  Therefore, the greater the resistance the better the insulation is performing and that translates to the higher the R-Value the better.  High Score wins.

Window replacement as an upgrade

Sorry I missed several days’ of Blog Posts, but we have been all over everywhere in the past few days; it started with a one day business trip up to Portland Maine and then a job site visit to Killington and here it is Wednesday.

So, back to winterizing your home for the winter; let’s take a good look at replacing the windows in your home as a method of conserving energy, reducing Heat Loss, saving money, and doing something right for the environment.

House Wrap Continued

Yesterday we talked about using House Wrap as a way of stopping the wind penetration along with preventing water from entering the exterior wall.  House Wrap which is known by a series of brand names is an amazing product that is used widely in quality built homes.  As you wander around you probably see it being used all the time.

Wrap up the house

Today we are going to take a short tangent to explain one of the most common techniques out there for stopping Cold Air Penetration.

It seems as though virtually every building that is built goes up and then the entire structure is wrapped with “House Wrap.”  Most of the time it appears as though the house all covered up with some sort of cloth – not quite!

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