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Air Sealing Where it Counts

The graph below shows which structural air-leaks drive up energy costs the most, allowing you to maximize efforts toward reinforcing your home's building envelope. 

This image comes from http://www.builderonline.com/energy-efficientconstruction/5-penetrations-that-provide-the-most-bang-for-your-air-sealing-buck.aspx 

Video: Exterior Wall Insulation Retrofit

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This video from our friends at Go Green Star explains how to insulate a home's walls from the exterior, for improved energy performance and reduced energy bills, with minimum intrusion. 

Air Sealing Where it Counts

The graph below shows which structural air-leaks drive up energy costs the most, allowing you to maximize efforts toward reinforcing your home's building envelope. 

This image comes from http://www.builderonline.com/energy-efficientconstruction/5-penetrations-that-provide-the-most-bang-for-your-air-sealing-buck.aspx 

Energy Star programs help reduce heating costs

Hidden heat sources in the home contribute to uncomfortably hot living spaces, as well as unnecessarily high energy bills, throughout the summer. Simple fixes like switching to energy efficient lighting and insulating water pipes can make a world of difference.

For example, the uninsulated water pipes in the photo below may look innocent enough, but if you look at the infrared image of the water pipes you can see that they're dumping heat into the home, contributing to high energy bills and an uncomfortable house!

Video: What is a Home Energy Assessment?

Good synopsis of what to expect during a home energy assessment.

Video: Home Performance with Energy Star.

Take control of your energy bills with a home energy assessment.

Infographic: Cost-Effective Home Energy Upgrades.

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Would you like to make your home more energy efficient, but aren't sure what the most effective upgrades are? This great infographic from ACE Air provides an overview of some of the most high-payback improvements that you can make.

Originally seen at Loveinfographics.com.

Energy: Where's it Come From and Where Does it Go?

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Ever wonder where our country's energy comes from and goes to? This fascinating map from the Lawrence Livermore Labratory shows in simple graphic terms where we generate energy and how much of it goes to various sectors. One of the fascinating aspects of this is everything you see in gray--"Rejected Energy." What this really means is waste. Particularly in electricity, as much as 2/3 of all the energy created is lost during transmission and via other means before it actually does any work. All the more reason to generate your electricity right at home on your roof. 

Video: Choosing Energy Efficient Lighting Based on Lumens.

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If you're interested in reducing your energy consumption by switching to energy efficient lighting, but aren't quite sure how to pick the right energy efficient lighting for your fixtures or your home, watch this short video from the Department of Energy explaining how to choose lighting based on lumens instead of watts.

Air Sealing Where it Counts

The graph below shows which structural air-leaks drive up energy costs the most, allowing you to maximize efforts toward reinforcing your home's building envelope. 

This image comes from http://www.builderonline.com/energy-efficientconstruction/5-penetrations-that-provide-the-most-bang-for-your-air-sealing-buck.aspx