Energy Geeks Speaks
Energy Geeks Speaks

 

Welcome to our Blog “Energy Geeks Speaks”. Here we discuss issues having to do with energy efficiency, indoor air quality, mold, radon and much more.

Ductwork within the Conditioned Space: do I still need a duct leakage test?
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The Evolution of Heating Homes  In the old days, way before a duct leakage test was required, central heat consisted of a large furnace centrally located in the basement. Hot air naturally rose to heat the living space above. As … Read More

Energy Efficient Door Install at Bulkhead in North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Watch the Energy Geeks team perform an energy efficient door install at a basement bulkhead in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. Learn more about Energy Efficient Exterior Doors.

Air Sealing / Attic Insulation: don’t leave your home without it
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Watch this video as it demonstrates proper technique for air sealing and attic insulation at a home in Warwick RI. Click to learn more about Air Sealing & Attic Insulation.

Indoor Mold – Just Add Water
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Why do I have mold in my home? Mold is everywhere outdoors in the natural environment. It serves to breakdown organic matter such as trees and other vegetation in nature. Indoor mold growth is something that should be avoided however. … Read More

Home Design in RI & MA: duct leakage testing / locating ductwork within the conditioned space
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Duct Leakage Testing – in Rhode Island / Massachusetts Author: Ed Beauchemin Because of our relatively cold winters and hot summers, home design in Rhode Island & Massachusetts, requires planning and attention to detail so that energy efficiency goals can … Read More

Duct Leakage Testing: New Homes – Rhode Island / Massachusetts
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Why is duct leakage testing required? Because of the desire in this country to build homes that are more energy efficient. When is a duct leakage testing required? The current rules in Rhode Island roughly state that before a governing … Read More

Attic Insulation and AirSealing in Warwick, RI-a happy homeowner
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During this typical attic insulation and airsealing job in Warwick our technicians rise to the occasion once again. From the pictures you can see how spray foam is used to seal top wall plates and other penetrations, even in areas … Read More

Home Design: Extreme Makeover series #1
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Let’s see what great home design can do with a little planning and a touch of creativity. BEFORE This shotgun style raised ranch built on a small lot is typical of urban neighborhoods throughout the United States. When working with … Read More

Blower Door Testing – New Homes in Rhode Island
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The new suite of building codes was adopted on July 1, 2013. Every permit application after Oct I, 2013 must be in compliance with the 2013 State Building Code (SBC). One of the requirements is a blower door test. What … Read More

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