Home Energy Checklist

The following is a simple checklist of energy conservation measures to use at home. Today Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You’ll save energy and avoid scalding your hands. Check if your water heater has an insulating blanket. An insulating blanket will pay for itself in one year […]

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Thermographic Inspections

Published by Energy.gov on April 2,2012   Energy auditors may use thermography — or infrared scanning — to detect thermal defects and air leakage in building envelopes. How Thermographic Inspections Work Thermography measures surface temperatures by using infrared video and still cameras. These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum. Images on the video or […]

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Blower Door Tests

Here’s a great article on blower door tests published on the Energy.gov website on April 2, 2012. Professional energy auditors use blower door tests to help determine a home’s airtightness. These are some reasons for establishing the proper building tightness: Reducing energy consumption due to air leakage Avoiding moisture condensation problems Avoiding uncomfortable drafts caused […]

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