Tag Archives: heat

The sound of a leaky house




I’ve highlighted a number of cheap or free ways to find leaks in your home in earlier posts (and of course a free energy audit from Mass Save is always a top-choice.) Here’s one more: If your hearing is good, … Continue reading






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On the roof! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a thermal break!




A short post on this, the first snowfall of the year, even if it is only a dusting. If your roof has stripes like this, you’ve got a problem. Either your insulation is failing/missing or you’ve got an air-sealing problem … Continue reading






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Thermal images of Arlington homes




You may recall from a while back that Sagewell, with funding from the state, was taking thermal images of Arlington homes. Those images are now completed and analyzed and available for viewing at Sagewell’s website. Got questions? Drop us an … Continue reading






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Thermal images of your home




There have been several articles recently about thermal images that will be taken of some Arlington/Lexington homes. Neither Arlington HEET or Sustainable Arlington is affiliated with the program, we don’t get any money from it, and we won’t be able … Continue reading






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Cool in the summer part II – Its the humidity




That annoying saying, “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” is true. The heat wave we’re currently experiencing in Arlington is a double-whammy with high heat and high humidity (humidity was over 90% Saturday morning around 6 am.) What to … Continue reading






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Cool in the summer part III-Insulation & Weatherization




Admittedly, thinking about insulation or weatherization in the summer is something we’re not accustomed to.  In the winter we think about all the heat lost, in the summer we want to lose more of it. Insulation and weatherization are, however, … Continue reading






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Cool in the summer




Heat Wave The blog is woefully out of date, but after having gone through one heat wave and about to enter another (with higher humidity) it seems time to add some information about keeping cool in an Arlington summer in … Continue reading






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