Why You Shouldn’t Install Your Own Spray Foam Insulation

If your rooms are drafty, you’re noticing condensation in your windows, and you have cold spots on your floors or walls, it’s probably time for an energy audit to determine where you are losing heat. The solution is often air sealing and insulation, and it will help you save valuable energy. It might seem like a great DIY project, but

What to Expect During a Home Energy Audit

You pay enough each month for your electric bill—you don’t want to be wasting that precious energy you’re paying for. To ensure your home is operating safely and efficiently, schedule an energy audit to determine your home’s energy effectiveness. Before you schedule, let’s discuss what happens during a standard energy audit. An energy audit can take several hours depending on

Say Goodbye to Window Condensation

Do you notice condensation on your windows during the winter? You might think condensation on your home’s windows is just a normal part of the cold weather routine, but it certainly doesn’t need to be. Condensation isn’t just an annoyance; it can be damaging to your home, from rotting wood and damaging plaster, to bringing excess moisture into the home.

Do You Know What’s in Your Walls?

If your walls could talk, what would they say? Would asbestos be present in the materials? Would rodents or bats be scurrying or flying around? If you have critters in your walls or thousands of snakes like one Idaho couple, you should probably call the exterminator. But what if you find money or hidden treasures? What if you found bones

Importance of Air Sealing and Insulating your Home

Why pay such high costs to treat and heat the air in your home if it’s escaping anyway? The U.S. Department of Energy reports that as much as 30% of heating and cooling costs can be contributed to air leakage. Creating an air seal (a seal that prevents the passage of air or vapor) is the solution, and it’s simpler

What is a Blower Door Test?

There’s no reason you should be paying high heating costs and living in a home that is still cold. If this sounds like you, the underlying issue is probably your home’s insulation. Insulation should create an air seal that keeps the outside air out, and the inside air you pay to treat (and heat), inside. A blower door test will

How Does Retrofitting Save You Money?

There are a lot of good reasons to consider investing in some new, greener energy for whatever it is that you need powered, and there are plenty of good means by which to do that, so why not choose one that takes some strain off your wallet as well? Retrofitting is the process by which the current components of an

What is Retrofitting Insulation?

Have you ever walked past an exterior wall of your house only to feel the winter wind coming through the insulation? Homes insulated 30 years ago have lost a substantial portion of their R-value over three decades. If your exterior walls feel cold to the touch in the winter or neglect to block the wind, a good way to lower

Centerpoint Energy offering Insulation Rebate Program to Elk River, MN

Energy savings for existing homes is more than just saving a few bucks and getting some rebates, but these benefits sure help raise awareness for one of smartest things homeowners can do to their homes to create comfort and increase home value. This fall of 2018 Centerpoint Energy will be focusing on the city of Elk RIver to increase awareness

Air Sealing & Weatherization to Reduce Allergy Symptoms

For many people living in and around the Minneapolis and St. Cloud area, spring is the time of year that signifies long, warmer days. Some, however, associate the spring months with an onslaught of seasonal allergies, and these individuals are currently in the throes of constant headaches and sneezing. Escaping to the indoors is often thought of as a solution,