Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 14

Living Room Bay Window

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ OK, now that we are written several articles in the past day … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR Rated Replacement Windows – Air Leaks – 5

Applying Sealant to Window Insert

Yesterday we wrote about the initial attempt to install the replacement ENERGY STAR replacement windows in our home (due to a broken seal resulting in an air leak within two of the windows). The attempt failed because the window inserts were not the correct size within the frame. A few weeks later Yarmer and his assistant returned with the correctly sized window inserts, for both the window in our bedroom as well as the large window in our family room. After about 20 minutes or so, they … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR Rated Replacement Windows – Air Leaks 2

Window Interior Moisture Family Room 4

Yesterday in our Leaks 1 article, we wrote about how one of the slider type of ENERGY STAR rated replacement windows had developed an air leak only  after about 1 year from its installation date. Today, the second window with an air leak. This one was really surprising to us because this window was in the family room, the large 8 foot wide by 5 foot high window area, shown in the fall season in the picture below. No, it was not one of the small sliders at the lower part of the … [Read more...]

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