Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Home Design in RI & MA: duct leakage testing / locating ductwork within the conditioned space

February 16, 2017

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 be easily met. Here we discuss some of the benefits of locating ductwork within the…

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Duct Leakage Testing: New Homes – Rhode Island / Massachusetts

January 26, 2017

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 authority can issue a certificate of occupancy, duct leakage testing shall be required whenever any…

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Blower Door Testing in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Blower Door Testing – New Homes in Rhode Island

January 4, 2017

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 is required to meet new home air leakage testing requirements? Although air sealing has been…

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Energy Efficiency vs Energy Conservation:

October 7, 2016

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 to heat flow) of your thermal barrier (usually the attic floor). This prevents heat from…

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Water Saving Tips from Energy Geeks

Water Saving Tips

August 31, 2016

  Water Saving Tips;  If you get no more than one useful idea from the list of water saving tips below, then it will be worth my effort. Water during early morning or late afternoon to avoid the hottest part of the day thus avoiding evaporation. Don’t over-water your lawn, one inch of water a…

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Indoor Air Quality Tips from Energy Geeks

Energy Saving Tips

August 24, 2016

Energy Saving Tips: Add additional insulation to your attic (Note: Rebates are available for this item). Programmable thermostats can save up to $150 a year on energy costs when used properly (Note: Homeowners may receive this item free during a no-cost home energy audit). Unplug appliances and electronics when not in use. A task made…

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