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Sealing Drafts: Energy Saving Tips

 Sealing drafts increases home comfort year-round, while decreasing the amount you spend to heat or cool your home. During the winter months, for example, if you feel a chill when you plop down in your favorite easy chair, those winds whistling through your house as cold air infiltration can...

Bathroom Faucets

Winterizing your vacation home is an important step to make sure that it stays cozy and secure as outdoor temperatures dip. Failing to winterize your home can result in problems like water leaks, bursting pipes, structural damage and invading pests or rodents. 

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Attics and Lofts

Imagine leaving a window open all winter long - the heat loss, cold drafts and wasted energy! If your home has a folding attic stair, that may be just what is happening in your home every single day. But there is something you can do about it.

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Draft Insulation and Sealing Drafts in Your House

Knowing how to insulate and seal drafts in your house is the best way to keep energy bills down.

Improving your home’s energy efficiency with insulation, caulk and weather stripping not only keeps it warm and comfortable, but also leads to reduced energy use and heating bills that can dip by...

Apartment and House Insulation Tips: Heat It Up!

Looking to heat up your home this winter, but can’t make any major improvements (like installing attic insulation)? Maybe you rent an apartment or house and don’t have the authority to start making major changes; or maybe you’re a homeowner on a budget and insulation isn't an option this year....


Adding extra attic insulation to your home is the single most important thing you can do in your home to cut down on energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The Department of Energy advises 19 inches in fiberglass batt insulation or 22 inches of blown insulation in your attic.