18 December 2014
Today, there is a significant amount of hype surrounding the topic of energy efficiency. This is due to some people wanting to reduce their "carbon footprint." Others do so because they want to save money, and they know that energy efficient properties generally have lower energy bills. Knowing what to look for in a property can save you money on future upgrades, and you may even be able to negotiate a lower selling price if you can show the buyer the upgrades you will need to make to ensure the property is energy efficient.
16 December 2014
Winterizing your home with weather stripping and caulk not only keeps those cold, uncomfortable drafts out; it can also substantially reduce your energy bill. These five easy steps will have your home caulked, weather stripped and more efficient in no time: 1. Finding Air Breaches First, examine your home for leaks, holes and gaps that need to be addressed. In addition to reducing your energy efficiency, these openings may also be letting in insects and rainwater.