Have you developed a plan to reduce the exposure of coronavirus COVID-19 in your home? There are many things to consider including indoor humidity, moisture control, ventilation systems, air filtration, air purification, and sanitation. For many years, the topic of a healthy home has been an important consideration for energy auditors and energy efficiency professionals.
Are your utility bills too high? Do your utility bills give you the blues? Do you feel your utility bills for electricity and gas usage are too high? You are not alone! When the utility bill arrives each month, many homeowners and tenants open it up with dread. In central Illinois, the amount homeowners can
There are times when people tell me they are going to have me out to their house for an energy audit once they get done with their existing projects. This comment always makes me wince because the best time to get an energy audit is before you make any changes to your house. One of
Building codes have been updated over the past several years to include important energy efficiency improvements. The state of Illinois adopted the IECC energy code for new construction and additions which requires such measures as higher levels of insulation, better windows, and improved efficiency of furnaces. All of these steps will provide a more comfortable
During a comprehensive energy audit of a home, there are two observations the homeowner will often make by the end of the evaluation. First, they are surprised at how much equipment is used during the inspection. There are numerous instruments at the energy auditor’s disposal such as the infrared camera, the blower door, combustion analyzers,