Homes That Perform!

Energy Efficiency Solutions: Do-It-Yourself Energy Audit.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 04:59 PM

Does Your Home Have A 'Window' Open All Year 'Round?

At H&H Plumbing & Heating, it's a high priority to provide information to homeowners in Greenville, Rcokford, and Cedar Springs about steps they can take themselves to improve the energy efficiency or comfort of their home. Our goal in this article is simple: help you make insulating and weatherizing your home as easy as possible. Why..., up to 30% is there for the savings; plus the improvement in comfort. Michigan Winters are cold; and after last summer, they can be pretty hot!

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Tags: Air Sealing, Energy Efficiency, Air Leaks, Energy Efficiency Tips

Energy Efficiency Solutions: The Basement Area!

Posted by Michael Kamps on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 06:47 PM

Caution Regarding Air Sealing The Basement Area:

Homeowners in Greenville, Rockford, or Grand Rapids, may not be aware of this potential problem when weatherizing their home for drafts. Commonly called air sealing. When undertaking air sealing, be careful of a few things when it comes to basements. There may already be hazards without doing any air sealing, but it may be aggravated if not addressed before, or during air sealing. Caution must be taken.

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Tags: Air Sealing, Backdrafting, Testing, Air Leaks

Energy Efficiency Solutions: Fix The Wall Area!

Posted by Michael Kamps on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 06:48 PM

'Air Sealing' Is Something Most Homeowners Are Unaware Of When It Comes To Reducing Heating And Cooling Bills; While Increasing Comfort.

In general, air sealing is a very cost-effective measure to to energy efficient solutions to existing homes today. In addition, it can save money by preventing maintenance problems such as freezing pipes, ice dams and roof rot. More about that in future blog articles.

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Tags: Air Sealing, Walls, Air Leaks, Comfort

Energy Efficiency Solutions: Fix The Biggest Holes!

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Apr 02, 2013 @ 04:13 PM

Energy Efficiency Solutions Starts At The Top -- the Attic.

As a top-notch mechanical contractor, H&H Plumbing & Heating are always looking out for information that will help homeowners in the Greenville, Rockford and Grand Rapids Area improve the value, efficiency and comfort in their home. Adding insulation or new replacement windows are common areas people look to improve but they may not be the best money spent. Reducing air leakage is one of the biggest improvements you can make. You see blowing more insulation or rolling out more fiberglass batts won't fix your air-leakage problems. Air can pass through them.

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Tags: Air Sealing, Attic, Air Leaks, Energy Efficiency Tips

Energy Efficiency Solutions: Plug The Holes(Leaks)!

Posted by Michael Kamps on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 01:04 PM

Recommendations for Greenville Homeowers: Air leakage causes all sorts of problems!

Whenever you are undertaking a home improvement project, DO NOT overlook or miss the opportunity to reduce air leaks(even the slightest leak).

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Tags: Air Sealing, Air Leaks, Comfort, Energy Efficiency Tips

Steps To Energy Efficiency: Caulking, Sealing, and Weatherization

Posted by Brett Higby on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 @ 05:11 PM

Existing air leaks and air sealing problem spots are often overlooked. Mentioned on the list of recommendations in the Home Performance Analysis report is "weatherization."

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Tags: Air Sealing, Indoor Air, Energy Efficiency, Air Leaks