Let’s do two questions on our quiz today!

Yesterday’s question was about turning the thermostat down, how much can you save?

CORRECT answer……………….:

If you turn your thermostat down for about 8 hours each day while you are away you will typically see a TEN-PERCENT  10% reduction in your heating and cooling costs.  Remember the typical annual heating/air-conditioning bill is $2,200 or by turning down your thermostat you can see a savings of about $220.  That’s a good idea!

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More about an HRV

Yesterday we introduced you to the Heat Recovery Ventilator or HRV.  We can’t emphasize enough the vital role the HRV plays in the well-being and good health of your family.  Homes today are increasingly built better!  A new home in 2017 is a superior building that what you would typically have had in 2007, only ten years ago.  Energy efficiency has become so important that builders are constantly upgrading and improving the efficiency of their homes.  Further, state building codes, especially here in Vermont are rapidly expanding

How do well built homes get fresh air?

The other day we concluded that people breath but, homes do not breath.  A breathing home is one that is constantly losing heat that is replaced with Cold Air Penetration.

A super insulated home that is truly Energy Efficient home reduces Heat Loss to a minimum, this saves on energy costs and reduces your Carbon Foot Print.  This is the correct thing to do!

Do houses breath?

Most of the people that read our blog are folks looking to either build or improve their home.  And, one of the more problematic aspects of deciding who to work with is knowing their qualifications.

For example; my niece is building a home far away from us but none the less she calls all the time asking question about how to???  Or, what to???  Or, should I??? and so on.

We’d like to offer a couple tips on what to listen for when you are talking with a prospective builder:

Design idea that everyone loves!

A while ago it seemed as though grandma would always be doing the laundry in the basement.  Down there was the washing machine and as all know families can generate a mountain of dirty clothes.  By the way, how is it that infants and toddlers can get so many clothes where they need to be washed?  They are so small yet generate so much.  But, regardless the laundry was almost always in the basement.  And there was seldom ever a dryer; that is a fairly recent invention.

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