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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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.
Find out what hidden allergens could be lurking in your crawlspace — and how those allergens could be making their way into your home. The Fifth Fuel is Northern VA, DC, and MD's local crawlspace and indoor air quality specialist. Learn more about crawlspaces and IAQ here.
Find out how insulating and air sealing your attic can prepare your DC area home to face the summer heat and humidity. Attic insulation stabilizes indoor temperatures, lowers air conditioning costs, and more. Learn more from The Fifth Fuel, your home comfort contractor in Northern VA, DC & MD.
Find out how you can significantly lower your energy bills and make your home more energy efficient. The Fifth Fuel is your local energy efficiency contractor serving Northern VA, DC, and MD. Start lowering your energy bills with upgrades like insulation, air sealing, and crawlspace encapsulation.
Think it may be time for new insulation? Get answers to some FAQs about insulation, including why insulation is important, where insulation should be installed, and which types of insulation are the most effective. Learn more from The Fifth Fuel, Northern Virginia's local insulation contractor.
Wondering "what is stack effect?" or how stack effect works? Learn more about stack effect, how it influences your home comfort, and how you can reduce stack effect in your home. The Fifth Fuel offers a wide range of services to help Northern VA, DC, and MD homeowners increase home comfort.
Find out if it's time to install new insulation in your home with help from The Fifth Fuel, Northern VA, DC, and MD's home comfort specialist. Signs like indoor drafts, cold floors, high heating bills, and hard-to-heat rooms could all mean it's time for an insulation upgrade. Learn more here.