Regular musings and insights from Building Sciences LLC.

American Standard AC Trane
May 31, 2016

Today's AC can offer you a great deal of more efficiency, comfort and safety.  But not all manufacturers incorporate come of the best features. Focusing on just the price, SEER or install date may mean you miss out on long term benefits.  

May 20, 2016

This we found and liked from our NJ electric company - JCP&L. So we thought we would share with our readers.

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January 21, 2016
At Building Sciences, our team is dedicated to making your New Jersey home run as conveniently and efficiently as possible. With today’s expansive technology offerings, we stay on the cutting edge of available home tech. We’re happy to offer a variety of home automation services that use technology to increase the ease of water conservation, utility savings and much more.
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January 21, 2016
As winter continues across North, Central and Coastal New Jersey, many residents may experience the bane of a homeowner’s winter: ice dams. Dangerous and damaging, ice dams are are preventable home issue when proper remedial and preventative measures are taken. The team at Building Sciences is here to help!
Building Sciences LLC is a partner with Energy Star
August 5, 2015
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved significant changes to the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program at its June Board Agenda Meeting. The changes, which went into effect August 1, modify the rebates and loans available through the program.
July 27, 2015
With summer in full swing, many homeowners are feeling the heat in the form of high electricity bills and cooling costs. Here's five easy tips on how to save energy this summer:
July 23, 2015
At Building Sciences, we specialize in helping homeowners with oil to gas conversions. With a proper energy audit, air sealing, insulation, and high efficiency appliances, typical homes save thousands on their energy bills over the lifetime of the home. We'll outline a few reasons why oil-to-gas is a no-brainer for homeowners with the option.
Whole Home Energy Retrofit Insulation
July 22, 2015
While most New Jersey homes don't have the recommended amount of attic insulation according to Energy Star (At least 12 inches, higher in some parts of the state), most have at least some insulation on the attic floor. When renovating their home to increase energy efficiency, most homeowners realize that adding more insulation to their attic flat will help them reduce their heating and cooling costs. However, most NJ homes are lacking insulation in an incredibly important part of the attic-- the attic access.
Blower Door Test
July 20, 2015
A blower door test is an integral part of a comprehensive home energy audit. It measures a home's rate of air infiltration, helps identify energy-wasting air leaks, and can help verify the effectiveness of weatherization and energy retrofit work like air sealing and insulation when done after the work is complete. In this post, we'll explain exactly how a blower door works, and walk through the same process our highly trained auditors use to identify the optimal way to maximize your home's energy efficiency.

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