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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 insulationair sealing, and crawlspace encapsulation.

Would you like a free estimate on a home energy upgrade? Call The Fifth Fuel today to get started!

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Why Air Sealing & Insulation Go Hand in Hand

We experience a wide range of temperatures throughout the year …

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5 Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation 

Crawlspaces are an often overlooked part of a home and …

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What’s the Best Kind of Insulation for My Attic? 

(Downloadable PDF) Attic insulation is one of the most cost-effective …

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Save Energy This Winter With Attic Insulation

With the colder months getting closer every day, many homeowners …

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5 Home Improvements to Make This Summer

Is the upstairs of your home too hot during the …

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Do You Have an Uncomfortable Bonus Room?

Learn why the converted room in your attic or over your garage has big temperature swings, and why properly insulating and air sealing these rooms can lower energy bills and make your whole home more comfortable. Upgrade the bonus room in your home with proper insulation services from The Fifth Fuel.
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Spring Cleaning? Include Your Insulation!

Upgrade your home’s insulation this spring and benefit all year-long from reduced heating and cooling bills and higher home comfort. The Fifth Fuel breaks down why the existing aging insulation in your walls, attic, and crawlspace might not be doing its job anymore. Schedule an energy audit today.
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What’s the Best Kind of Insulation for My Attic?

Remove and replace your attic insulation today for improved home comfort and lower monthly heating and cooling costs. The Fifth Fuel breaks down the signs that your attic insulation needs to be replaced and what insulation types work best for attics. Reach out to discuss attic insulation removal costs today.
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3 Reasons Your Heat Is On but You’re Still Cold

Discover the reason you’re still cold in your house, even when the heat is on. The Fifth Fuel breaks down the three most common causes of poor home comfort in a Virginia home, and explains why a home energy audit is the best first step to identifying the problem and fixing the issue for good.
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Attic Insulation: The Key to a Comfortable Winter

Solve your indoor comfort issues with attic insulation removal and replacement services from The Fifth Fuel. Find out how chilly indoor drafts and high utility costs can be linked back to poor attic insulation, and how home upgrades like air sealing can pay for themselves through years of energy savings.
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