Home energy efficiency is a complex topic that affects our energy bills, comfort, and indoor air quality. As leaders of residential energy conservation in Northern Virginia and Metro DC, The Fifth Fuel team is dedicated to educating home and business owners about building science concepts and how these concepts influence our built environment. For example, homeowners commonly think their heating and cooling system isn’t performing properly, when in reality, a home performance issue is causing uneven home temperatures.
Our blog is designed to provide useful information that can be applied to gaining an understanding of home energy efficiency, helping our customers to make informed choices about energy-saving home improvements including insulation, air sealing, and crawlspace encapsulation.
Would you like a free estimate on a home energy upgrade? Call The Fifth Fuel today to get started!
If you want your home to be comfortable year-round, it must be properly insulated. Insulation keeps unwanted heat outside during the summer and much-needed heat inside during the winter.
Summer weather may have crept into fall this year in Northern Virginia, but before long, those chilly fall temperatures will be here to stay. And that only means another cold winter is around the corner. Are you in for another season of high heating bills, or are you taking steps now to save... Read more
At The Fifth Fuel, we’ve seen the positive impact that weatherization can have not only on individual homes but also on entire communities of homeowners. Proper home weatherization has the power to protect homes from the outside elements, increase indoor comfort, boost energy efficiency, and... Read more
Running a small business in Virginia comes with a lot of “cans of paint” to juggle — like keeping your employees happy and comfortable, maintaining your facilities, and providing for your customers — all while staying profitable. If you’ve been operating a business in an outdated building, you... Read more
No matter who you are or where you live in the DC area, it feels good to make smart investments with your money. You’re probably already familiar with typical investments like stocks and bonds, but have you considered home upgrades that pay for themselves in a short period of time?
Some of... Read more
Once the summer hits Manassas, VA and the DC metro area, the heat and humidity will take every opportunity your home gives it to make you and your family uncomfortable. Do you find yourself constantly needing to turn up the AC to keep your home cool? Relying too heavily on your air conditioner... Read more
If you’re experiencing discomfort or high energy bills in your Manassas, Virginia, or Metro DC area home, you’ve probably been wondering how you can increase your home’s comfort and lower those bills. We strongly suggest that you start with a home energy audit.
An... Read more