You may have heard about the Federal tax credit for energy efficient products. Did you know that there are also state grants and incentives for making your house more co...
Monday, March 7th, 2016
OK, so you recycle. You turn off lights when you leave the room. Maybe you drive a Prius. But WHY? Why are we doing all this?
Monday, February 29th, 2016
Icicles on your home look great on a Christmas card, and the kids think they're cool, but icicles can be a sign of a bigger problem: Ice Damming.
Monday, February 15th, 2016
Indoor Air Quality, or "IAQ" is a major concern in many households. Allergens and pollutants such as Carbon Monoxide, pollens, dust and dust mites, formaldehyde, mold sp...
Monday, February 1st, 2016
A built-in dresser can be a good space-saver and a TERRIBLE waste of energy and air-quality.
Monday, January 25th, 2016
The federal government recently voted to retroactively reinstate the tax credit for energy efficiency measures. This means that you can claim a credit of up to $500 on y...
Friday, January 15th, 2016
Many homes in the Rochester area have crawl spaces under their homes. These were done generally because of a high water table or because they are less costly than digging...
Monday, January 11th, 2016
If you live in a Cape Cod style home, I'm sure you know how cold the upstairs can be in the wintertime -- and how hot it gets up there in the summertime. Cape Cods have ...
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
All home energy audits are not the same. A comprehensive home energy assessment from True Energy Solutions is one of the most thorough and effective audits readily avail...
Monday, December 14th, 2015
Beyond the U-Factor: How does the construction of a window affect it's performance and durability? How do you know if you're getting your money's worth? What should yo...
Monday, November 30th, 2015
Window salesmen make a lot of claims about payback and window performance. Luckily, the performance numbers are printed right on every new window. Here's what those num...
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
How do you know if you're getting the best insulation at the best price? Let's look at different types of popular insulation and the benefits of each.
Monday, November 9th, 2015
Have you ever heard someone say, "A house needs to breathe?" Is the old adage true? Should you be concerned about sealing your house up "too tight?" WHY do they need to...
Monday, October 26th, 2015
Bath fans are designed to remove humidity from your home -- that's great. But, lots of problems can arise from putting that humidity in the wrong place -- not so great.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Many homes contain Asbestos-like material, but asbestos can come in many forms. Here's how to find it.
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Diagnosing comfort problems and home energy issues requires a logical approach, a "whole-building" perspective, and the right tools to scientifically identify the causes.
Monday, October 5th, 2015
When your roof has overhangs, or bump-outs, there can be comfort and efficiency issues. If you picture your house as a series of stacked blocks, where do the blocks line...
Monday, September 28th, 2015
Why do houses leak so much air when all the windows are closed? If your house were to be tossed into the middle of Lake Ontario, where would the water leak in? Let's lo...
Monday, September 21st, 2015
Many basements that appear dry have hidden sources of moisture. Here's what to look for.
Monday, September 14th, 2015
Winter is on its way. Are you ready? Make sure your home is winterized with help from True Energy Solutions.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015