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.
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See for yourself where the common areas where heat loss occurs in a home with this illustration from The Fifth Fuel. Learn just how much of the energy your furnace produces could be wasted due to poor insulation and air leaks, and how you can upgrade your home to save money and stay comfortable.
Learn more about the benefits of hiring a quality local contractor for your insulation upgrade. While the DIY route might seem tempting, there are health risks with removing and installing insulation, and the risk of doing a subpar job makes this a home improvement best left to the professionals.
Learn more about the benefits of air sealing and how it helps your home's energy efficiency. Air sealing a house improves insulation performance and stops outside air from getting inside. Through air sealing exterior walls as well as your attic and basement, The Fifth Fuel can improve home comfort.
Did you know your home’s architectural style can affect its energy efficiency? From Cape Cods and colonials to ranches and split levels, The Fifth Fuel breaks down some common home performance issues associated with particular home styles and where insulation upgrades can improve your indoor comfort.
Learn the best places to upgrade your Northern VA or Metro DC home insulation from the pros at The Fifth Fuel, with top energy savings from new attic insulation. Eliminate dampness and drafts with crawl space encapsulation to improve indoor air quality. Add dense-pack cellulose wall insulation to cut noise & save.
Add new insulation and air sealing by the efficiency pros at Fifth Fuel to enjoy a cool summer in Metro Maryland and Northern Virginia. Combining air sealing with insulation upgrades is the most effective energy saving improvement you can make! Our ENERGY STAR insulation pros ensure your home is cool and comfortable.
New homeowners in Northern Virginia and Metro DC should use their home inspection report to help the pros at The Fifth Fuel identify gaps in energy efficiency. Our energy pros can spot potential problems in home performance and identify solutions.
Find out what could be making your bedroom uncomfortably hot, with help from The Fifth Fuel — a trusted local insulation and home comfort expert serving Northern VA, DC, and MD. The Fifth Fuel shares the importance of attic and wall insulation as well as air sealing. Find out how to fix your hot bedroom.
Learn about how insulation and air sealing work to keep your home comfortable year-round — and find out how to tell if your home needs an insulation or air sealing upgrade. The Fifth Fuel offers free estimates to Northern VA, DC, and MD homeowners looking to increase their home comfort. Learn more.
Find out if your garage needs insulation, and how you might benefit from insulating your garage. The Fifth Fuel is a trusted insulation and energy efficiency contractor serving Northern VA, DC, and metro MD. Learn more about why a garage insulation project may be well worth the cost for your home.