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20 People, 4 Hours, 21% Reduction in air-infiltration




Thank you for another great project Saturday. 20+ people swarmed over the home and did an amazing job while having a great time. Some people seemed to find their calling sealing the hole around the chimney in the attic, others … Continue reading






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Tired of paying someone to get rid of ice dams each year?




A lot of people are getting ice dams this year… a lot of people get ice dams every year.Why? In most cases it is due to a lack of insulation, air-sealing, or both. (Spoiler: If you want to read the … Continue reading






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Up the chimney, all year long




Fireplaces can be great fun during the winter, providing ambiance and some added heat in the immediate vicinity. They can also be a huge waste of energy year-round. In weatherization we often talk about the “stack effect,” which is also … Continue reading






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One barnraising down, one entire town to go




September was our first “barnraising,” or weatherization event.  Forty people came together on a cold rainy day to seal up a low-income two-family home run by the Housing Corporation of Arlington. We had forty people working on this house. First … Continue reading






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