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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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Stupidity, spinning on your ceiling




There are a lot of stupid things spinning around, particularly on the internet. On the energy side, one piece of advice that always annoys me is to ‘reverse your ceiling fan in winter’ because it is supposed to circulate the … 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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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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Insulation vs. Weatherization




If you’ve ever met me you’ve likely seen my coffee mug. If you’ve been to an A-HEET event you’ve likely seen me use that coffee mug as an example of insulation vs. weatherization. The two are very different, but go … Continue reading






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