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The past winter here in Maine was brutal. With constant subzero temperatures, high winds, and somewhat unpredictable storms, it’s not a surprise that many homeowners from Rockland to Portland were feeling the chill. If you were one of the many with a cold home and high heating costs, chances are that during the summer you’ll be too hot.
However, did you know that new windows also make your home more energy efficient? It's true! With energy efficient windows, you end up spending less on heating and cooling costs throughout the year. See what you should look for in your energy efficient windows!
Evergreen Home Performance Building Analyst Brian Robinson led Camden’s Watershed School students last week in a two-day seminar on concepts of building science and the interactions of buildings with their environment. Forty percent of America’s energy budget is consumed in buildings so Brian teamed up with Watershed teacher Janet McMahon to help her Global Climate Change students understand the issues.
In early January, the Evergreen Home Performance team was presented with an award from Efficiency Maine. We’re honored to be on the list of top Efficiency Maine Residential Programs for three years running.
Many houses throughout Maine, especially older ones, suffer from various basement issues. If your home’s basement is unfinished and unencapsulated, you may be dealing with these problems regularly and not even know it.
Damariscotta’s historic Lincoln Theater is more comfortable, durable, and energy efficient thanks to improvements installed by Evergreen Home Performance and funded byGrants to Green Maine and individual donors in the community. Added insulation and air sealing will keep the Theater cooler this summer and warmer next winter, and will reduce the associated energy costs all year round.
In a surprising move, Evergreen Home Performance announced today that it will launch a line of eco-green, high-performance outerwear. “We’ve mastered the art of keeping homes warm and dry,” says Marketing Manager Kathleen Meil, “and now we’ll deliver that high level of comfort to outdoor enthusiasts.”
Most of the average home's air leakage is due to the stack effect. This cycle - in which warm, buoyant air rises up out of the attic and cold replacement air is pulled in through the foundation - leads to cold floors, uneven temperatures, and compromised indoor air quality.
It’s not your imagination: Maine really did just go through the warmest winter in 121 years of record keeping, and we had lots of company. According to NOAA data released this week, almost every state experienced warmer-than-normal temperatures, all six New England states set winter records, and spring has already sprung.
Conventional wisdom tells us that windows and doors are responsible for most air loss in a house, but conventional wisdom isn’t always wise.