7 March 2019

Homeowners, are you being punished for doing nothing wrong? The true cost impacts of evolving building codes

There is a pretty hot topic going on around the country, but if you aren't a home builder or tradesmen there is a good chance you haven't heard anything about it...

Here's the kicker: you're at the heart of the discussion.

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19 February 2019

If you make smart choices up front, you'll still be living with the benefits in over a decade

I'm pretty pumped up today guys.

We recently did an energy audit on a 12 year old home. And the house was awesome.

I LOVE seeing well built homes.

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13 February 2019

What is ERI and what's it got to do with HERS?

So you'd just gotten the hang of blower door tests and now everyone's talking about the energy rating index (ERI) and you aren't exactly sure what to think? Well we've got you covered.

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21 November 2018

How many Tennesseans does it take to change a lightbulb?

Wait...that's not right.

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21 November 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Average Tennessee house comes with janky sauna

If you're like most Tennesseans you probably do your best to avoid going into the attic. Maybe you've got a few suitcases or boxes stored up there, but you certainly aren't hanging out up there and maybe only open it up twice a year to get down some decorations and then put them back.

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6 November 2018

General overview & priority areas for an energy efficient home

Whenever I tell people that I work in home performance & energy efficiency their mind somehow always jumps to solar. Home solar is great, and if that's what you're looking for, you have my support, but I am definitely not the guy to help you.

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30 October 2018

Why you need to include a Blower Door Test in your home energy audit

Have you noticed that one or two rooms in your home are ALWAYS hot in the summer? Can you feel a cold draft in the winter? Heck, is your home older than 10 years old?

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26 October 2018

FAQs about HERS Ratings

Despite being one of the best tools for both home owners and home builders, HERS Ratings are very misunderstood. These are some of the most common questions we get about them.

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22 October 2018

Energy audits help realtors provide added value to clients

Buying a home is generally the largest and most important transaction that an individual will make in his or her lifetime (not to mention one of the most stressful). As a realtor, your job is to turn this into a positive experience -- one in which the homebuyer feels confident about making a sound investment.

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15 October 2018

Wait, did you leave your front door open?

If you’re like most homeowners, every time you turn on your AC or heat, you’re throwing money away. Why? Because your home has leaks – leaks that let the conditioned air you’re paying for seep out, hour after hour.

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