Energy Geeks Speaks
Energy Geeks Speak

 

Welcome to our Blog “Energy Geeks Speak”. Here we discuss Issues and Ideas having to do with Home Design, Energy Efficiency, Ventilation, Mold, Radon and much more.

Attic Insulation in Worcester, MA – Mass Save
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  The Problem: This frigid but friendly homeowner in Worcester Ma, was complaining about a cold kitchen floor and high heating bills. After a careful energy audit paid for by the Mass Save Program it was discovered that her basement … Read More

Attic Insulation Cumberland, R.I. EnergyWise
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The Problem: A typical Cape Cod style home in Cumberland with an uninsulated kneewall (short wall usually on the scecond floor which may run the entire length of the house) causing the entire second floor to feel cold in the … Read More

New Storm Door Cranston, RI
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New Storm Door = Happy Cranston Homeowner This disappointed Cranston homeowner had purchased a typical storm door from one of the big box stores back in 2012. After several short years it had already begun to fall apart. Here is … Read More

Knob and Tube Wiring-Is Your family in Danger
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Many older homes in Rhode Island and Massachusetts have old wiring called knob and tube. When in excellent shape, this outdated wiring system is considered safe. Unfortunately, finding knob and tube wiring in good shape is rare. Natural deterioration, rodents … Read More

Home Addition – East Providence, RI
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Why Leave The Home You Love This two bedroom East Providence home is in an established neighborhood. The owner grew up here, works close by and did not want to move. But this home was small and could not accommodate … Read More

Home Addition in Warwick, RI
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  Room to Grow  This Warwick Rhode Island couple with a growing family needed a place to park their vehicles in the winter and a brand new master suite where they could relax at the end of the day. They … Read More

Two Story Colonial Home Design Project in Warwick, Rhode Island
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Front Elevation This traditional two story colonial comes in at 2000 sq. ft. Follow me as I describe some of the details that make this energy sipping home unique. Notice the tall wall of brick with quoin end treatment topped … Read More

Building Integrated Solar – Simply Elegant-Home Design-RI-MA
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Building integrated solar is the practice of blending solar panels seamlessly into the architecture of the building that it serves. This is next generation solar that is here today. The concept started in Europe and is growing worldwide. The solar … Read More

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