March 5, 2015

If you have noticed that you or someone in your family is sick more often than in previous homes, allergies or asthma have worsened, you have an urge to open windows whenever they are closed, smells tend to linger in one part of the home, or dust... Read more

February 26, 2015

Most home buyers are familiar with the practice of having a home inspection performed prior to closing on a new house. In fact, most mortgage companies require home inspections. A home inspector's report will review the condition of the home's... Read more

February 17, 2015

Your duct system is considered the "lungs" of your home. Learn about the energy losses and costs that can be associated with your duct system as well as potential health hazards... Read more

February 4, 2015

Home insulation is paramount to the proper heating and cooling of a home. While insulation in a newer house is usually high-quality, insulation in an older home actually wears with age. If worn insulation is not replaced, it could mean a... Read more

January 22, 2015

Insulation, by reducing the amount of energy required to heat or cool a building, is by its nature environmentally friendly. Residential and commercial energy use is responsible for... Read more

January 15, 2015

This graph shows which structural air-leaks drive up energy costs the most, allowing you to maximize efforts toward reinforcing your home's building envelope. Your home’s attic usually has the largest opportunity for improving energy savings and... Read more

January 6, 2015

The majority of homes in central Virginia are built over crawlspaces. Most of us don't want to think about our crawlspaces, and why would we? A crawlspace that has not been retrofitted has a dirt floor, is likely damp, may show signs of rotting... Read more

December 30, 2014

Microscopic mold spores are everywhere—indoors and out. And when excessive moisture accumulates in a building or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.... Read more

December 23, 2014

Spray foam is one of the most effective materials used for insulating residential and commercial buildings. Spray foam insulation's... Read more

December 22, 2014

Your attic is typically your largest opportunities to save energy and improve comfort in your home. By air sealing in your attic with spray foam, you can stop many major air leaks and help to maintain the desired temperature throughout your home... Read more