Note to Homeowners: This article is primarily aimed at the Home Performance industry. I strive for radical transparency, so I put this in the public sphere for you to read as well.
Energy efficiency rebate programs from gas and electric utilities have become pretty common nationwide. They give rebates for replacing your furnace or adding insulation to your home. While these programs seem like a good idea, they can actually…Continue
By Trish Holder
I wash, dry, and fold approximately 10 loads of laundry per week. It is a constant logistical challenge to allocate enough time for these sequential chores.
Imagine what would happen if it took twice as long to dry the clothes. I’d be frantically drying my kids’ soccer uniforms with a hair dryer, while they paced about in that “My world is ending and it’s all your fault!” sort of way that teenagers are famous for. What parent needs more…Continue
In November 2012 I started replacing all CFL and Incandescent lighting in the home with new LED bulbs. At our local 'big box' home improvement store I purchased several (35) LED bulbs and began making the switch to LEDs. Over the past several years most of our incandescent lights had been replaced with CFLs. I was not happy with the performance of the CFLs both in terms of light quality and life of the bulb. It seems like every other month I was…Continue