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What’s a Blower Door Test?

This post is the second in our series featuring information about home energy assessments, and what’s involved in the process. One of the diagnostic tools in a professional auditor’s tool belt is a blower door test. A blower door test tells the auditor generally how airtight your home is, and identifies small holes and cracks in your home. And since

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Window Efficiency 101

The region is heating up and warm days are here to stay across Virginia. If you’re seeking refuge from the heat and want to make sure your home stays cool, consider what you know about your home’s windows.  Are they efficient? Many homeowners lose an estimated 30 percent of the money they spend on cooling costs due to inefficient windows.

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Win a FREE Home Energy Assessment: Enter the Earth Day Energy Challenge

With spring in full bloom, we know many Virginians are prepping their homes for the warmer days of summer. To kick off the spring season and help you stay comfortable in the summer heat, the Richmond Region Energy Alliance (RREA) and Virginia Energy Sense have launched the Earth Day Energy Challenge to help Richmond-area residents make their homes more energy

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Q&A with Virginia Energy Sense Resolutions Sweepstakes Winner

The first three months of 2012 flew by, but Virginia Energy Sense is hoping those energy efficiency resolutions haven’t flown out the door!  To keep your energy efficiency goals on track and give you some fresh ideas just in time for spring, Virginia Energy Sense caught up with Pamela Covington, our second Resolutions Sweepstakes winner, to get her thoughts on

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