Installed Energy Related Products & Services

Duct Leakage Test in Middletown R.I.

September 20, 2017

Timing is Important When it comes to duct leakage testing in new homes, we recommend testing during the rough-in, after the ductwork has been installed but before the insulation and sheetrock go up. That way if the ductwork system fails the test, leaks are easy to find and seal. During a recent duct leakage test…

Read More
Ed Beauchemin

RI Builders Member Profile: Ed Beauchemin

August 24, 2017

Nobody can accuse Ed Beauchemin of having modest ambitions. “My goal is to build houses that produce all the energy they consume. Eventually, I want to build whole neighborhoods that do that,” says the energetic lumber-dealer-turned-energy-efficient home designer. “I like the idea of energy conservation. It was something my father instilled in us when we…

Read More
Duct Leakage Testing Post Locating ductwork within the conditioned space

Ductwork within the Conditioned Space: do I still need a duct leakage test?

February 27, 2017

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 cool air sank it was returned to the furnace to be reheated again. Later furnaces…

Read More
Mold Remediation Service in RI, CT and MA

Indoor Mold – Just Add Water

February 20, 2017

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. Mold reproduces by tiny spores that are present in both indoor and outdoor air. Indoor…

Read More