Myth Busters

Myths and misconceptions abound in home energy efficiency.  Some are propagated by overzealous advertising and some come from the black hole of urban myth.  We try to set the record straight.

  1. New Windows will save lots of energy and money.
  2. I can wait to make my home energy efficient.
  3. Sustainable energy will solve my problems.
  4. My home needs to breath.
  5. Oil or gas hot water is the best deal.
  6. I understand R-value.
  7. Gas is the best way to cook.
  8. I burn wood so I don’t need to worry.
  9. Duct tape is for ducts.
  10. Cellulose is good insulation.

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