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23rd Oct 2015 | Posted in: blog 0

Significantly reduce air infiltration. Gaps or cracks in a building’s exterior envelope of foundation, walls, roof, doors, windows, and especially “holes” in the attic floor can contribute to energy costs by allowing conditioned air to leak outside. Most Common Sources of Air Infiltration: Bypasses (attic access door, recessed lighting, plumbing stacks, dropped soffits, open frame […]

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Historic homes have many inherent sustainable features. Before the middle of the twentieth century, most homeowners couldn’t rely on comprehensive and fully automated, controlled, and mechanized heating, cooling and ventilation systems, because they did not yet exist. Instead, these buildings incorporated a number of passive or manual features that responded to the need for heating, […]

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Wood window restoration and repair is something that needs to be done about every 50 years. If you wait until your windows are in an emergency state of repair, you’re taking a risk and the task of wood window restoration will that much more involved. Replacement window companies will often compare their product to a […]

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Similar to other energy efficiency improvement strategies for your home, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for upgrading mechanical systems in your older or historic home. Instead, a more holistic approach is recommended. One that is specific to your home or building, its use, and the needs of its occupants. Considering a combination of solutions and/or […]

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Preserving a city’s heritage sometime’s falls onto the shoulders of owners that reside in historically significant homes. How do you know if your home has historical features and how do you keep those features historically accurate? For this article we are going to look at historic windows. Window’s have the primary function of providing ventilation and light to the inside […]