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Home Construction 101Hot Water Recirculating System

Waiting for hot water is a common reason for large water bills. In fact, according to a Department of Energy study, an average family of four wastes up to 14,000 gallons of water each year waiting for hot water. Nationally, water conservation has become so important that many states and municipalities are routinely imposing water […]

Home Construction 101Blower Door Testing

Blower door test

We recently completed a project and used blower door testing to accurately calculate the air leakage rates of the home. Understanding air leakage in a home provides us with better opportunities to: – Control indoor temperature & relative humidity – Control indoor air quality – Provide even comfort throughout the home – Accurately size heating […]

Home Construction 101Solar Prices Expected to Fall 40% Within 2 Years

solar panel

As solar energy becomes more cost effective in our community the opportunity to implement this technology continues to grow. Earlier this year, at the World Energy Future Conference in Abu Dhabi, the discussion centered on falling solar technology prices. Several experts confirmed that even with falling oil prices the cost of solar energy remains competitive […]