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Testing spillage on induced draft furnace?

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What Happens When Home Performance is Made Visible?

Posted by Keith Burrows on September 22, 2016 at 8:03am 0 Comments

“I don’t know” or “probably not” are the most common responses I hear to the question, “is your home efficient?” As Chris Mooney recently wrote in the Washington Post, “few of us have a clue how much electricity we’re using in our homes.” Most of us don’t know if our energy use is high or low, and as a result, we…

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Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on September 19, 2016 at 4:10pm 0 Comments

As global concern about energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and depletion of non-renewable resources continues to rise, more and more consumers are exploring ways to reduce their home’s energy usage. At the forefront of this conversation is the zero energy home movement.

As early adopters of energy efficiency policies and the zero energy movement, Connecticut developed the …

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Raising the BARrier in North Carolina Mountain Home, Air Tight Ceiling

Posted by Chris Laumer-Giddens on September 16, 2016 at 4:30am 5 Comments

Raising the BARrier in North Carolina Mountain Home, Making it Super Air Tight!

The AIR Barrier at the ceiling plane, that is....

At LG Squared, we have experimented with many ways to design and build a roof assembly for a home. Without question, we have found the ventilated attic to be THE most effective.…

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10 Ways for Contractors to Be More Professional

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on September 13, 2016 at 8:13pm 0 Comments

As with other client businesses, when it comes to making it as a contractor, professionalism is everything. Rightly or wrongly, as a contractor, clients will judge you not just on the quality of your work but on the overall impression you leave with them.

Fortunately, some simple changes can make a big difference in how clients view you and improve your bottom line.

1. Show Up On Time

It…

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