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Efficiency First weighs in on a controversial study

National home performance association Efficiency First has weighed in on last month’s controversial claim by researchers at the E2e Project that the costs of residential energy efficiency upgrades outweigh their energy benefits.

Homeowners who make certain energy-efficient improvements, including air sealing and insulation, may get a federal tax credit for 10% of cost of those improvements – up to $500.

At Evergreen, we use the best insulation product for the job. In attics and sidewalls, that's usually cellulose. In basements, it's often spray foam - a product some homeowners have questions about.

Maine is among the 10 most “energy expensive” states in the country, according to finance website WalletHub.com. The site compared monthly energy expenses in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and examined the consumption rates and prices of four energy types: electricity, natural gas, motor fuel and home heating oil. 

Though the Legislature is still wrestling with Governor LePage about the fate of much of this session’s proposed legislation (including the 19 bills LePage attempted to pocket veto this week), the fate of Efficiency Maine funding is secure.

At Evergreen, we pride ourselves in good communication and customer service. This month, we're focusing on the connection between those goals and another top priority: workplace safety.

Prepare yourself for one of the great injustices of home performance:

The same problems that cause dangerous, damaging ice dams in winter can also make your home unbearably hot all summer. Take a look:

The simple fix to a clerical error that could cut Maine’s energy-efficiency funding by $38 million dollars was overwhelmingly approved by the Maine House of Representatives and is awaiting hearing in the Senate.

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