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Blower Door Test – All You Need To Know

November 21, 2022

What is a Blower Door Test? A blower door is a machine used to test the airtightness of buildings. It can also be used to measure airflow between spaces within a building and to help physically locate air leaks within the building envelope.  When is a Blower Door Test Required? Most municipalities require that new homes…

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Exterior Wall Insulation – North Smithfield, RI

November 14, 2022

Is It Worth Insulating Exterior Walls? You bet it is. Exterior wall insulation prevents your home from warming up in the summer and feeling cold in the winter. Up to 20% of home heat loss and gain occurs through exterior walls. Without adequate insulation, heat passes through without much resistance. How Do I Know How…

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Wall Insulation Marlborough, MA

Wall Insulation Marlborough, MA

September 25, 2022

Watch as the Energy Geeks crew performs yet another perfect insulation job. This time the team is in Marlborough, MA, insulating a home through the Mass Save Program. Typical of older homes, the exterior walls are completely void of insulation. Imagine the energy and dollars wasted each year on heating and cooling. How to Insulate…

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Garage Ceiling Insulation, Providence, RI

September 19, 2022

Why are the floors above my garage cold in the winter? We get this question a lot. It is a common problem in homes with cold garages on the lower level and warm living spaces above. Here’s why: In order for fiberglass insulation to be effective, it must be in complete contact with the underside…

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Adding Attic Ventilation in Walpole, MA

September 12, 2022

Many older homes were built without insulation or ventilation in the attic. The need for ventilation became apparent as people became more energy conscious and began adding insulation. How Attic Ventilation Works Here’s why, when warm air escapes from the heated rooms below, an attic void of insulation will generally stay warm throughout the winter.…

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Air Sealing Sharon, MA

Air Sealing a Home in Sharon, MA

August 27, 2022

What is Air Sealing? Air sealing is part of the Weatherization process which focuses on blocking airways that lead from inside to outside a home. The most effective places to air seal are in the basement and attic. The best products to use are spray foam, heat-resistant caulk, and metal flashing.  What is The Stack…

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