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.

Indoor Air Quality
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EnergyWise-RI Mold, mildew, and moisture in our homes can lead to in-door air quality issues. Issues that may cause breathing problems especially for allergy and asthma sufferers. Many in-door air quality issues can be traced to excessive moisture and inadequate … Read More

Home Energy Audit With an Infrared Camera
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EnergyWise-RI While performing a home energy audit with an infrared camera, our technicians are able to quickly diagnose the flaws in your homes thermal envelope and recommend cost effective solutions. Heat loss is often more concentrated in the roof area … Read More

Blower Door Test for New Homes
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EnergyWise-RI Blower Door Test New Homes in Rhode Island and Massachusetts   As required by state law all new homes must have a blower door test performed before a Certificate of Occupancy can be issued. Energy Geeks can accommodate most … Read More

Duct Leakage Testing – New Homes in Rhode Island & Massachusetts
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EnergyWise-RI The Duct Leakage test Rhode Island has adopted the 2013 State Energy Conservation Code. The Code as written requires all new residential HVAC systems (new home or an existing home) with ductwork in unconditioned (uninsulated) spaces to be tested … Read More

Can You Insulate a Home with Knob and Tube Wiring?
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The Dilemma Older homes, which tend to be difficult to heat and cool are common in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. With the huge rebates offered by most utility companies to air seal and insulate why aren’t more of these homes … Read More

Getting Financing for Homes with Knob and Tube Wiring?
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Chances are, if you are looking to buy or sell a house that was built between the 1880’s and the 1940’s somewhere in the home there is likely to be knob and tube wiring. The presence of out dated wiring … Read More

Can I Get Homeowners Insurance with Knob and Tube Wiring?
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What is Knob and Tube wiring?   Knob and tube wiring was the go-to wiring method for buildings from the 1880s through to the 1940s. Many homes throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island still have this kind of wiring and … Read More

Should I Buy a Home with Knob and Tube Wiring?
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What is Knob and Tube wiring? Knob and tube wiring was the go-to wiring method for buildings from the 1880s through to the 1940s. Tens of thousands of homes throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have this type of wiring. … Read More

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