Summer Shading and Exterior Insulation for North Carolina Windows

Summer Shading and Exterior Insulation for North Carolina Windows

The same windows that provide a view, natural lighting, and ventilation may be adding to your home's winter heating and summer cooling costs. A well-insulated window will never be as efficient as a well-insulated wall, but you can upgrade the energy performance of that window in various ways.

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Home Moisture

Home Moisture

Solving moisture problems in your home can be complicated, with one moisture source creating a number of moisture symptoms. Indoor symptoms can include: a musty odor, fogging windows, a damp feeling, wood rot, and peeling paint.

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Caulking and Weatherstripping

Caulking and Weatherstripping

By improving the air tightness of your home, you can not only make your home more comfortable but energy efficient as well. Caulking and weather stripping your home costs little money while the benefits are great.

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What About Caulking And Weather-Stripping?

What About Caulking And Weather-Stripping?

The greatest source of wasted heating and cooling energy in a home is through air leaks.

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Facts About Weather Stripping And Caulking

Facts About Weather Stripping And Caulking

By weather stripping and caulking air leaks in your home, you can save up to 6% on your home's heating and cooling costs.

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Simple Steps For Long Term Savings

Simple Steps For Long Term Savings

Reducing energy use in your home can be as simple as changing your furnace filter. By following energy saving tips in your home, you can save money on your energy costs.

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Heating and Cooling Your Home

Heating and Cooling Your Home

According to the Department of Energy, roughly 45% of your utility bill goes toward heating and cooling your home.

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Home Energy Saving Tips

Home Energy Saving Tips

Home energy savings tips that can save you money on your energy costs.

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High Performance Windows

High Performance Windows

Homes with superior energy performance are due, in large part, to improvements in window technology. These technologies are widely available and are relatively inexpensive. Download this fact sheet to learn about attributes and manufacturers of high performance windows.

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Water Management Construction Details

Water Management Construction Details

Good water management practices require good drainage details from roof to foundation that work in such a way that water is directed downward and outward. Some critical components are roofs, doors, windows, crawl spaces and foundations.

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High-Performance Windows

High-Performance Windows

If your current windows are double-pane and in good shape it is probably most cost effective to use retrofit measures such as caulking and weather stripping instead of replacing the windows.

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Save Energy on Heating and Cooling

Save Energy on Heating and Cooling

Heating and cooling your home are two significant energy costs. By following the simple guidelines in this brochure, you can increase energy efficiency and better manage your energy costs.

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