Windows

Why I Hate, Hate, Hate Skylights

by Erik North on 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?

by Erik North on 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)?

by Erik North on 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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  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

by Erik North on 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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Understanding Windows And Energy

by Erik North on January 12, 2011

Going green is one of the hottest trends in America and having energy efficient windows in your home is quickly becoming a must-have for many people. How can understanding the role your windows play help with energy efficiency, green living, lower heating costs, and airsealing? What are the energy ratings that factor into window replacement? […]

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How Can I Reduce My Heating Bill?

by Erik North on January 10, 2011

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  An energy audit can help you reduce your heating bill. You will save energy, make your home more energy efficient and eco-friendly, and, of course, save money. Airsealing and insulating your home contribute to reducing heating bill costs. It’s January and, here in Maine, winter lasts through early to mid March. Here, we don’t […]

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Should I Replace My Windows (A Strong Maybe)?

by Erik North on January 7, 2011

  Window replacement is on many homeowners’ minds. But should you replace your windows? What if your windows are brand-new? What if your windows are older? How does window replacement help save money on your home’s heating costs? Does window replacement contribute to energy efficiency? It may seem like replacing your windows is the first […]

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