Summer brings lots of fun in the sun. However, lots of sun means increasing temperatures throughout the Northeast and all over the state of Connecticut. In addition to rising cooling costs, hot temps mean uncomfortable homes. As a result, hot (and humid) temperatures put lots...

As a homeowner, one of the most important things is enjoying your house. From pride in owning your own space to making lifelong memories, there are many benefits of homeownership. However, as a homeowner if you are constantly uncomfortable, then those memories will be about...

SolvIt believes in helping homeowners improve their home comfort and the environment one home at a time. As a result, we work with local and statewide organizations that help facilitate that mission. For example, SolvIt remains part of the  Energize Connecticut program. The Home Energy Solutions (HES)...

Many of us realize the pivotal role insulation plays in home comfort. Although winter weather comes to mind, insulation also improves home comfort during the summer as well. However, most homes simply do not contain sufficient insulation (in particular, older homes). Plus, building codes require...

What is a smart home? A smart home offers homeowners with control over their internal home systems thru technology. For example, home automation or a smart home controls the lighting, climate and entertainment systems, along with connected appliances. Additionally, home security, which includes doorbells and alarms help...

Did you know that home automation helps homeowners save around $1,300 per year? How? Home automation helps control everyday essentials, such as the HVAC system, lights and security. As a result, smart home devices continue increasing in popularity. Plus, smart home devices provide convenience by allowing...

What is a programmable thermostat? First, what is a thermostat. “A thermostat is a component which senses the temperature of a physical system and performs actions so that the system's temperature is maintained near a desired setpoint.” A thermostat simply measures and controls the temperature within your home...

Did you know that clogged dryer vents cause roughly 80% of dryer-related fires? In fact, the U.S. Fire Administration reports nearly 3,000 home fires are due to dryers. Home electrical mishaps can happen at any time. However, during the summer, as we wash and dry...

It’s summertime and everyone wants the living to be easy! The dog days of August means lots of family vacations. But, August also means plenty of hot and humid days. For homeowners looking to balance family fun with responsible spending, vacation time can be difficult...

Earth Day arrives every spring and reminds us about growth and sustainability. However, the annual holiday provides more than simply reducing, reusing and recycling. Yes, Earth Day provides an opportunity to examine our home energy consumption and find ways to save on energy through the...