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!


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January 3, 2019

Home comfort issues or high energy bills this winter? Find out if it's time to re-insulate the attic with these tips from The Fifth Fuel, Northern Virginia's insulation expert. Learn about the signs of an under-insulated attic and get an energy audit to determine exactly where insulation is needed.

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December 27, 2018

Schedule insulation and air sealing to enjoy year-round benefits like enhanced comfort, energy savings, and lower utility bills. The Fifth Fuel offers retrofitting services throughout Northern VA, DC, and MD. Our energy audits can show you exactly where your home needs insulation and air sealing.

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December 19, 2018

Before you tear down that insulation in your attic, learn about the dangers of DIY insulation removal. The Fifth Fuel is your trusted local insulation specialist in Northern VA and DC and offers retrofit services including insulation removal, air sealing, and re-insulation.

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December 5, 2018

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.

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November 28, 2018

Schedule a home energy audit before winter hits and discover how you can keep your home warmer for less. Energy audits by The Fifth Fuel help Virginia and DC homeowners discover how to lower annual heating costs, prevent HVAC issues, boost home efficiency, eliminate drafts, and more.

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November 13, 2018

If you are experiencing drafty rooms, or high utility bills, it might be time to schedule a home energy audit. Fifth Fuel experts can assess your home and will help determine the cause of these problems so you can fix them for good.

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November 2, 2018

Want to conserve energy, save money, and boost home comfort? You need home insulation and air sealing. Why complete these upgrades together? Insulation and air sealing work hand in hand to block unwanted heat out in the summer and keep valuable heat in during the winter. Insulation stops heat flow through building materials.

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October 25, 2018

Weatherization upgrades like air sealing and insulation increase home comfort, boost energy efficiency, and improve indoor air quality—making them great upgrades for Homeowners Associations. See how The Fifth Fuels works with HOAs like yours in Northern Virginia to drastically improve communities.

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October 3, 2018

Making energy conserving upgrades to your commercial space saves you in monthly expenses and keeps your employees more comfortable at work. If you are looking to increase the energy efficiency of your Northern Virginia or DC area business, contact the experts at The Fifth Fuel!

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August 27, 2018

Crawlspace upgrades like encapsulation and insulation can save you money on home improvements and lower your utility bills month after month. Plus, they enhance indoor comfort and control moisture. Learn more from The Fifth Fuel, Northern VA and DC's energy efficiency experts!