3 Energy-Saving Ways to Get Ready For Winter

Just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn’t mean your energy bill has to be. Here are three quick tips to help you cut costs while keeping your home warmer and your family more comfortable. Find and seal leaks​ – A quick visual check can help you pinpoint problem areas, and a tube or two of caulking can […]

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4 Ways to Get Ready for Winter

Walking around Pat Bergford’s beautiful garden yesterday, I noticed Julio working to lay down tarp. “What you doing Julio?” I asked. “Preparing for frost.” replied Julio. Indeed he was. looking around I noticed fresh layers of plastic on all the green houses. Like those green houses, our homes need some extra layers to keep warm […]

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Establishing Trust with your Contractor

Too many times there are “war stories” of hiring a company to do plumbing, electrical, or general labor only to find out later it wasn’t done properly or even done at all. We’ve all heard these stories, and it makes it hard to know who to trust in this industry. There is hope though! Here […]

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Your Home and Thermal Bridging

“Thermal Bridging” is a term talked about a lot among the building scientists and high efficiency builders. It’s not something, however, that is widely understood or thought of for consumers. Let’s give it a broad definition: Thermal bridges offer a path of lesser resistance to allow heat to get around barriers, raising or lowering temperatures […]

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Understanding the Efficiency of Windows

Windows are a hot topic among homeowners and contractors alike. Odds are when you’re researching a contractor at some point they’ll tell you what kind of windows they prefer. But what does it all mean? Here’s a breakdown of the technical lingo, and why it’s important to pay attention to it, while you’re deciding on […]

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Get a Huge Rebate from Thurston Energy

You can receive up to $2,000 rebate on all weatherization related upgrades! Our partners at Thurston Energy has just announced this huge rebate available for all weatherization of existing homes! But you better hurry. This offer is only available for a very limited time. What the Rebate Covers •             Attic Insulation •             Floor Insulation •             […]

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Preparing for Fall

This summer I’ve heard a lot of our customers complain their home is too hot all summer and too cold all winter. The hot/cold dilemma can seem like a bit of a paradox. How do homeowners break this vicious cycle? Northwest Energy Team can show you how to prevent your home from getting too hot and […]

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Home Air Quality and You

According to the  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), most people spend upwards of 90% of their time indoors. And the air indoors can be up to 70% more polluted than the air outside. Though this statistic may turn your stomach, we have some tips and actions you can take now to improve the indoor air quality in your home. This is often a simple, […]

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4 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Yes, summer is in full effect here in the Pacific Northwest. This means BBQs with family, vacations out of town, and lots of long days! Unfortunately for many of us in the area, this also means homes that were built even a few years ago aren’t up for the task of staying cool in the […]

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