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’40s house in Athens a model for green renovation | The Columbus Dispatch

the couple replaced windows, siding, doors and the roof; installed insulation, solar panels and a new heating and cooling system; rebuilt a crumbling garage; and added a master suite to their 1,000-square-foot home.The result: an 85 percent drop in energy costs.

Posted in DIY. How do I, Fix my home

MYTH #10: New Windows = Siginificant Cost Savings – Biggest Energy Myths Busted – Forbes

Windows
This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Myth Buster

Replacing single pane windows for energy star rated dual pane windows will save energy. This typically amounts to a small fraction of your total energy use, and given the expense of replacing windows, there are typically much more cost effective ways to reduce your energy bills.”

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MYTH #7: Close Blinds To Keep The Heat Inside – Biggest Energy Myths Busted – Forbes

blinds
This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Myth Buster

This is the difference between radian heat and conductive heat. Opening blinds on a sunny day in the winter time helps radiant heat in your home.

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