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Home Performance Grants

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

Why do we want to be efficient?

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

How to Identify Ice Damming

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

Addressing Indoor Air quality

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

$500 Federal Tax Credit Reinstated for Energy Efficient Homes

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

What to Look for in Window Construction

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

What Do Window Performance Specs Mean?

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 to Identify Asbestos

Many homes contain Asbestos-like material, but asbestos can come in many forms. Here's how to find it.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Using the Right Tools to Find Solutions to Make a Home More Energy Efficien...

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

How to Identify Moisture Problems in Your Basement

Many basements that appear dry have hidden sources of moisture. Here's what to look for.

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Winter is Coming - Are You Ready?

Winter is on its way. Are you ready? Make sure your home is winterized with help from True Energy Solutions.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

How to Properly Vent Bath Fans

A poorly vented bath fan can cause mold in the attic.

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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