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Seal In Energy Efficiency and Comfort

If you are looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home, air sealing is an affordable investment that will reduce energy costs, while improving the comfort and durability of your home. To begin, locate the areas where air leakage is occurring; often it is where two different materials meet, such as brick […]

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Spray Foam Insulation and Natural Gas Appliances: An Energy-Saving Combination

The spray foam is made on-site by mixing two chemicals—isocyanate and a polylol blend. When these two chemicals react, a blowing agent expands the mix as it’s sprayed, forming a foam. Most SPF is closed cell, which acts as an air and vapor barrier—a major advantage in southern climates. However, humidity control and proper ventilation are critical to a successful and safe application.

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Home Weatherization: Save Money and Increase Comfort

Space conditioning is the largest source of energy use in most homes, and air leaks can waste a significant amount of your energy dollars. You can save up to 10 percent on heating and cooling costs and make your home more comfortable year-round by sealing air leaks. Six low-cost energy-saving measures follow: Windows. Windows are […]

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Attic Insulation: Savings From the Top Down

Adding insulation to the attic is one of the most cost-effective, energy-saving measures a homeowner can make. In addition to reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer, attic floor insulation improves comfort by providing even temperature distribution throughout the house. To optimize energy savings and maximize comfort, insulation must be installed properly. […]

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Multi-Tenant Buildings: Making Space for Energy Efficiency

Key Points Investing in energy efficiency increases asset value and makes available space more attractive. A phased approach to efficiency upgrades can help with financing and reduce tenant inconvenience. Optimizing energy savings requires a collaborative effort between property managers and tenants. Maximizing profits is often a primary goal of building owners and managers, so investing […]

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Go Ductless & Help Your Homeowners Save!

Key Points Hybrid-ductless heat pumps are a cost-effective option for heating and cooling. Average savings for seven houses in Tacoma, WA was 2,636 kWh per year. Proper installation and operation is critical for optimum performance. Homeowners want a comfortable house no matter the outside temperature and they also want such comfort at an affordable cost. […]

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The ENERGY STAR® Advantage – Not all LEDs are Created Equal

So, you’ve been thinking about switching to LED light bulbs, you go to the hardware store, find the correct aisle, and then find yourself paralyzed by all the different options – sound familiar? Don’t worry, NHSaves is here to help! When it comes to making your home more energy-efficient, LED lighting is a great option. […]

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The Steps to Building an ENERGY STAR® Certified New Home

Thinking about moving? Build a new future and construct an ENERGY STAR certified new home today! Choosing an ENERGY STAR certified new home means owning a house that is not only built better, but made to help you save money and live more comfortably. Watch our video below to discover how your new construction project […]

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Money-Saving Tips for Water Heating

Money-Saving Tips for Water Heating Water heating accounts for nearly 20 percent of the energy costs in a typical home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). By finding ways to conserve water use and improve the efficiency of your hot water appliances and equipment, you can save substantially on your utility bills. Conserving […]

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