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

Going Green: Tips On Eco-Friendly Cleaning For Your Home
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Cleaning your home–and keeping it that way–is a big job, particularly if you have children or pets. It can be hard to find easy ways to keep things tidy that is also good for the environment; however, it’s important to … Read More

Check out this great water saving Gadget!
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Water Saving Tip:    On average 2.5 gallons of water are wasted during shower warm-ups. Check out this water sipping, energy saving beauty. Made from heavy duty stainless steel with all brass fittings. This little unit easily screws on just … 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

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

Energy Efficiency vs Energy Conservation:
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What is Energy Efficiency?Free Estimate on all our Energy Saving Products and Services RI-MA Energy Efficiency is “using less energy while receiving the same service”. Here is an example: Adding insulation to your attic floor, increases the R value (resistance … Read More

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