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What is a Home Energy Audit?

Check out our latest video, "What is a Home Energy Audit?"  Rich Dexter walks you through the energy audit process. http://bit.ly/1ktefcz

3 Must-Haves for Black Friday to Keep Your Home Comfortable

We know that it’s important to save money. We also know that it’s also important to be comfortable in your home.  Home Energy Audits accomplish both objectives, and so can shopping on Black Friday.

Here are the top three categories of items to look for on Black Friday that will give you the comfort you’re looking for, at a very cheery price.

The Scariest Threat to Your Household

Halloween is right around the corner and ghosts, goblins, and witches are popping up everywhere. What's scarier than these creatures? The dangers that you cannot see, such as carbon monoxide. This odorless, colorless gas can be lethal if undetected. That's why it's crucial for you to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home.

This past Saturday, fifteen people in a Bethesda apartment complex were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a generator that was under repair. Even though there was a carbon monoxide detector in every unit, some residents said they did not hear the detectors go off until they were already exiting the building. With carbon monoxide, minutes matter.

What can you do to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?

Video: Indoor Air Quality is a Threat to Public Health.

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Did you know that the EPA ranks indoor air quality among the top 5 threats to public health in North America? It's true: poor indoor air quality may lead to asthma, allergies, or even death.

One sure-fire way to reduce the risk of unsafe indoor air quality is to have a home performance upgrade. Contact us to learn more.

Indoor Air Quality from Billy Hunt on Vimeo.

A Small Task that Can Make a Big Difference on Your Electric Bill

Let’s face it: it’s hot outside. We like keeping our houses cold and comfortable during these summer months, but we don’t want to have to pay more for it than necessary.

Here’s a simple task that will help you decrease your energy costs and increase the lifespan of your air conditioning unit: clean your AC coils!

Infrared Camera Finds Unusual Leak

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One of our favorite tools to use for a home energy audit is the infrared camera. This neat piece of equipment shows us where there are problem areas in your home.

Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution: Saving Money with Energy Efficiency

2013 is going to be a great year! Iron Man 3 coming out in May, MIT’s Hiriku ‘foldable’  car is set to launch this year, and there are all sorts of rebates available on energy efficient products.

Is your New Year’s Resolution to become more energy efficient? Maybe not, but if your goal is save money this year, read on my friend. Saving energy often equates to saving money.

A Frosty Roof is Better Than None

Now that it’s getting colder outside, take a look at your roof on a frosty morning. Do areas of your roof have frost while others do not? How does the frost or snow on your roof compare to your neighbor’s?

If your roof has patches of frost or if your roof has no frost compared to your neighbors, here are five questions to ask:

Why Is This Room Always Cold?

When I was growing up, my sister’s bedroom was always cold. She had the largest bedroom and the attic door was in her ceiling. Cold air leaked through the attic door, causing her room to be uncomfortably cold all winter long. This is a common problem, but it doesn’t have to be a reoccurring problem. There are ways you can make every room in your home a comfortable space.

Cold air leaks into your house through windows, doors, electrical outlets, and other areas. Temperature differences of a few degrees aren’t uncommon but if one room in your house is always cold or always hot despite the thermostat temperature, it’s time to make some changes.

What can you do?

Energy Audit Brings Big Savings

A leaky home costs money. You’re paying for the energy it takes to heat or cool your home, regardless of whether or not there are inefficiencies. Some people will set their thermostat lower to save money, but you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for savings. You can have both!

Most Maryland customers qualify for a $100 Home Energy Audit, which will normally cost around $400.