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House dusty and inefficient? Check out the ductwork.

Ductwork is not very exciting to talk about.  I get it. There are many more interesting things in the world for sure. However, ductwork is a big deal man. At ECS, we audit approximately 250 homes a year and about half of them have major deficiencies in at least one ductwork system. By deficiencies, I mean disconnections, holes, mis-configurations, and deficient or missing insulation. Poorly...

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$50 investment will save a bundle on heating & cooling

We perform energy audits on hundreds of homes each year and almost every home we go to has one thing in common – the blower door test and thermal scan reveal major air exchange between the attic and living space.  Here’s an example:  The reason that the attic hatch/door is always an energy loser is two-fold.  Attic doors and attic hatches don’t seal as tight as a regular door...

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Sierra Club study on concerted effort by financial interests to stymie clean energy sources

This is a really interesting yet upsetting report about the headwinds that are impeding the development of clean renewable energy sources: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=246561.0  

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Changing the world and your energy bill, one LED bulb at a time

Doing what is right for the environment is important to me and to most of you reading this blog. Like most people however, I am on a budget and must make smart fiscal decisions to run the household. One of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce your power bill is simply by upgrading to high efficiency lighting. Upgrading old incandescents to compact flourescents (CFL’s) is...

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Atlanta Business Chronicle interviews ECS about energy audits

Atlanta Business Chronicle article

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Ask the Energy Saving Superhero

I am EnergySavingSuperHero! My existance is to take kWh’s and Therms off the grid. Some people think I’m a nerd and they may well be right. But I am a nerd that pays very little utility bills. And man, my house is comfortable. Ask me any questions you have regarding energy conservation in your home or business.

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