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When it comes to insulation, there are plenty of choices. Where to start? What to use? Who to hire? The answers vary from house to house – and from homeowner to homeowner – but if you work with someone you trust, you’ll be in good shape.

Energy efficiency isn’t just for the winter! Here are six tips to keep you cool – and save energy – on hot summer days:

Remember that fans cool people, not rooms. There’s no doubt about it: air moving across your skin keeps you cool, whether the breeze comes from Mother Nature or an electric fan. But fans ONLY make a difference when you’re there to feel them, so turn them off when you’re not in the room. 

July 23, 2014

Buying a home is the most significant investment most of us will ever make.
Here are some tips to help you make the most of that investment:

If you've ever sat next to a drafty, single-pane window, you've probably thought about investing in shiny new replacement windows.

July 2, 2014

Air Sealing with Caulk Gun | Evergreen Home Performance | MaineSometime during your crusade to seal those energy robbing cracks and holes in your home, you're bound to start asking yourself, "Isn't air flow important for a healthy home? Can I take this whole thing to the extreme?"

The answer is yes.  But probably not.

March 14, 2016
One of the key components of an effective home energy audit is infrared thermography. Also called thermal imaging, it's the inspection of a home, including the basement, attic, and all the nooks and crannies, with an infrared camera.

MPBN's live, call-in radio program Maine Calling is talking about aging in place today. It's a great conversation, and it reminded us how important energy efficiency is for older homeowners.

Last week, when the temperature here in Rockland, Maine never topped 8°, we ran out of propane at the office.

Yes. We’re painfully aware of the irony: Energy efficiency company employees huddled around individual electric heaters, willing the thermostat to creep up to somewhere near comfortable.

You know about the polar vortex, right? The reason we all think 20 degrees is flip-flop weather?

Here it is, as captured by captured by NOAA's GOES-East satellite Monday morning. If you look closely, you can spot southern Florida, but the rest of the country is covered with frigid temperatures and dangerous wind chills.

Midcoast Maine got 18" of snow this week, on top of the foot-plus that fell over the weekend.

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