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Beware of Free Home Energy Audits

An energy audit is the starting point in understanding how to improve the energy efficiency of your building or home. Energy auditing has become a mainstream service and, as such, has become a target by various (and often unqualified or … Continue reading

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Home Improvement in a Down Economy? Start with an Energy Audit

In a down economy, it is common to see an increase in home improvement activities as home owners decide to stay put in their current home rather than purchase a new one. But what home improvement projects should you consider? … Continue reading

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Moisture Problems in the Home

… a message from your friends at Soil to Sun  When dealing with moisture problems in a home it is important to understand the two fundamental types of moisture problems, insufficient or excess moisture. Both types of moisture problems can … Continue reading

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Post verification of work

… a message from your friends at Soil to Sun Post Verification Energy Audit = Peace of Mind = Safety = Validation Most people think of energy audits as a great way to show them how they can improve the … Continue reading

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Free Doesn’t Always Mean Free (part 2 of 2)

 …continued Time Costs Most free energy audits require long lead times before an appointment can be scheduled. Some companies require up to three months before a representative can be made available. The time lost waiting could be time spent performing … Continue reading

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Free Doesn’t Always Mean Free (part 1 of 2)

… a message from your friends at Soil to Sun   Remember that old saying “there is no such thing as a free lunch”? Well, it’s becoming clearer every day that there is also no such thing as a “free … Continue reading

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Cold Floors

… a message from your friends at Soil to Sun   Do your floors feel cold, especially in the winter? Cold floors can result from air leakage in your building envelope which can account for cold air infiltrating your home, thus resulting in your floors feeling … Continue reading

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Drafty Rooms

… a message from your friends at Soil to Sun   Drafty rooms are often caused by undesigned holes in the building envelope. When pressure differences occur air will enter or exit through the path of least resistance. The sum … Continue reading

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