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Why I Hate, Hate, Hate Skylights

May 27, 2013
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  Title reference in memory of Roger Ebert and his book, I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie. Why the skylight hate? Because I’ve rarely seen one that isn’t either causing a problem or in the process of causing one. They fall squarely into a group with recessed lights and cathedral ceilings: Homeowners love them and […]

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Do Insulating Window Kits Work?

June 27, 2012
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  In case you can’t tell, I wrote this in November just as I was hanging up my 3M window film. Just wait for my January posts on the best window mounted air conditioners! Everyone knows about insulating window kits. They’re simple cheap, effective and most people avoid them like the plague. Plastic window insulation […]

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How To Save Money (On Your Home Heating Bill)?

October 28, 2011
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    I know … ‘How to save money’…how broad a question is that? When having conversations with customers, it’s always more fruitful when our focus is more wide ranging. When discussing how to save money in your home, why discuss just the heating system or insulation? To best understand how to save money, you […]

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How To Improve Your Window Insulation (Without Dropping $500)

October 7, 2011
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  With the calendar turning over into October, our thoughts turn to not freezing our butts off this winter. Your window, being a few slim panels of glass between you and the winter chill are the weakest point in the thermal envelope (outside your basement walls). How would you improve your window insulation? As much […]

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Replacement Windows Redux

May 22, 2011
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From original post: Replacement windows are on many homeowners’ minds. But should you replace your windows? What if your windows are brand-new? What if your windows are older? Do repalcement windows help save money on your home’s heating costs? Does window replacement contribute to energy efficiency? One of my first posts was on replacement windows. […]

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