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Here you will find articles, information, and musings about the energy efficiency industry.

Quick Cure One Part Foam

Next to installing insulation, air sealing is one of the main tasks we do to make homes more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient. Read more about Product Showcase: Quick Cure One Part Foam

An old ad for Cabot Quilt insulation

Most people recognize the Cabot brand for their wood stains, cleaners, primers, strippers, varnishes, and waterproofing products. Read more about Eelgrass as insulation?

In a tight, insulated home, a ductless mini-split heat pump can provide supplemental heating and cooling

While rebates for appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and washers and dryers have expired, rebates for ductless mini-split heat pumps and heat pump water heaters are "heating" up. Read more about Heat pump and heat pump water heater rebates available

Air Sealing Your Home Not Only Decreases Your Energy Costs But Improves Your Health And Indoor Air Quality

Air sealing your home not only creates a more energy efficient home, decreasing your heating and cooling costs, it can also make your home healthier during the summer months. If you suffer from indoor air allergies or other respiratory ailments, you may consider air sealing and ventilating your home to reduce mold, keep out high humidity, and prevent dust, pollen, and other outdoor allergens from entering your home. Read more about Maintaining A Healthy Home During The Summer Months

Gutting the third floor of this home was made easier and cleaner by using a trash chute to slide plaster and lathe into a 40 cubic foot dumpster.

One of our latest projects is a gut remodel of a third floor attic space in Veazie. What was once an unused space with flaking plaster walls is well on its way to becoming a bonus office space for the homeowners, increasing the overall finished square footage of their home. Read more about Converting An Attic To An Office

Blowing in cellulose insulation in an attic space not only makes a home more comfortable and energy efficient, but qualifies for a cash rebate from Efficiency Maine

The Efficiency Maine “Home Energy Savings Program 2” (HESP2) rebate program is still alive and well providing homeowners with up to $1,500 in incentives for making energy efficient improvements to their home. This has been a very popular program and we’re finding most homeowners are utilizing the rebates to upgrade their attics and basements. Read more about Efficiency Maine HESP2 Rebate Program Alive And Well

During a blower door test, we typically “see” air leaks using an infrared camera. We can also feel these leaks around windows and doors as well as through light fixtures and other holes to the outside of the home. Sometimes we’re looking for other ways to “see” this air leakage and this is where a smoke stick can come in handy. Read more about Using A Smoke Pencil To See Air Leaks

The Bangor Home Show will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on April 11-13 and Penobscot Home Performance is proud to be an exhibitor. Stop by the PHP booth and talk with us about how we can make your home more comfortable, healthy and energy efficient. You can also enter to win an energy conservation kit, a $75 value. Read more about Visit Our Booth At The Bangor Home Show

The new incentive program from Efficiency Maine, known as the Home Energy Savings Program (HESP). So far we’ve been able to help our customers obtain over $34,000 in incentives to save energy at home. The program offers Maine homeowners an incentive for completing energy efficiency work in their homes. Read more about PHP Customers Have Received Over $34,000 In Efficiency Maine Rebates In 2014