Are you curious what a blower door reading actually means? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll also tell you what is good and bad, and how big of a hole the leakage represents. Do you have a whole window open? You’ll find out.
Find out what the 3 most important things are to make your home a more comfortable place to live as well as the key tool in fixing them.
Carbon dioxide is a good proxy for if your home is ‘too tight’. Learn how it works, how to measure it and possible solutions.
Want to understand the causes and solutions to icicles and ice dams? Here’s an infographic.
Have you been told to tackle the ‘Low Hanging Fruit’ on your home? Don’t bother. It’s poisoned, and it has poisoned the whole industry. Here’s why and how to really fix things.
Everything you know about energy efficiency is wrong. Well, not quite. Here are 5 hard won lessons that debunk myths you’ve believed for years.
We here at Energy Smart are weirdos. We don’t like quick fixes that don’t actually fix things. We don’t sell snake oil. We don’t sell diet pills or the equivalent. We believe in the 2 secrets to losing weight: diet and exercise. The same thing goes for homes. It frustrates us when we see quick fixes.
Would you rather save 9% or 47%? The difference is in chasing low hanging fruit. 2 similar homes and jobs with drastically different results are compared.
Preliminary results show a 47% drop in energy usage from a recent Energy Smart Home Performance project. Several older projects we checked achieved only 10% reductions. Here’s why.
Curious what you can learn with an infrared camera about your home? This will give you a good example using the writer’s own home and a special twist.
Energy models can be quite accurate, but a few critical pieces are needed to do this. Find out which ones here.
Fresh air ventilation only needs one duct system, contrary to common knowledge. Here’s how.