Category Archives: Energy Savings

Green Building & Energy Conservation in the New Year

2011 looks upbeat for both energy conservation upgrades and green building.  Just prior to Christmas break – Congress passed a pretty substantial bill which reinstated tax credits for various energy improvements for homeowners and  builders!

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How much is an energy audit?

Most of the calls we get start out with:  How much is an audit?  Swiftsure Energy offers several levels of energy auditing.  At issue, is what depth of an audit is needed?  Some homes will only need a simple inspection … Continue reading

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Tips for winter!

There are several low-cost methods to make your home warmer in the winter. • Use rugs on hard surface floors, wear slippers or shoes – no explanation needed here… • Use blinds and window covers – this reduces the radiant … Continue reading

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Free & low cost energy audits…

The question often comes up… why pay $150- $600 for an audit when we can call our utility company for a free audit?  In a nutshell-and to a large degree- you get what you pay for!  Swiftsure Energy Services will do … Continue reading

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Indoor Air Quality

Builders and RE Agents will occasionally be approached by a customer who has indoor air quality as a main concern.  Today there are affordable & effective methods to get good air quality in a home.

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NW Green New Home Certifications

There is a lot of confusioin about new home certifications… Hope this will clarify a bit – Several widely recognized programs are available. These are the main programs that are available are: ENERGY STAR (NW ENERGY STAR in WA, OR, … Continue reading

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New Construction Home Energy Auditing

Swiftsure Energy Services has been VERY busy over the past month or so. I’m catching my breath and want to let you all know about some wonderful work being done in our local area. Recently, our friends at UrbanNW Homes … Continue reading

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