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

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

Attics are funny places. They are part of your home but not part of your home. While many Maine attics serve as a final resting place for long forgotten junk, others have been converted into functional, additional living spaces for homeowners. To convert or not to convert your attic into finished living space, that is the question. Read more about To Convert Or Not Convert...An Attic

Penobscot Home Performance is proud to have been a co-host with The First Bank for the March meeting of the Bangor Greendrinks organization, a group who raises their pints to local businesses and organizations who are dedicated to sustainability and making the Bangor Region a better place to live, work and raise families. Read more about Penobscot Home Performance Co-Hosts Greendrinks Event with The First

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PHP is proud to have been chosen to air seal and insulate the beautiful home featured in this article from Maine Home & Design magazine. We installed all the 800 plus bags of cellulose insulation in the walls and ceilings as well as addressed almost all of the air sealing details. Behind the lovely interior are the details which make this both a very efficient and an architecturally interesting home that fits into the environment and has a low carbon footprint. Read more about A Home PHP Insulated Featured in Maine Home & Design

Heat Recovery Ventilator

A blank slate is more often than not preferable to painting over someone else’s work. This is true not only in the art world but in our industry as well. Read more about Jill C’s ranch home

Blower Door

I first started doing blower door testing 13 years ago, and back then, almost no one had heard about it or knew what it was. Read more about What is a blower door test, anyways?

Passenger cars

As we head into the new year, we have been reviewing our successes and challenges from 2013.  We are proud of the fact that we  have managed to help our customers save at least 16902 gallons of oil Read more about Our Resolution for Climate Change

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