What should the humidity level in my home be during summer months in Iowa?
-Jaime in Iowa
Aug. 25, 2015
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Iowa Energy Center
Staff

Most people are comfortable with relative humidity percentages between 30% and 50%. Humidity above 65% [...]

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I have an older all electric home. My electric bill for November was very high. What should my short and long term priorities be for lowering my electric bill?
-Chris in Iowa
Jan. 20, 2015
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Your short term priority is to find a qualified energy auditor to do a comprehensive [...]

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Is combining radiant flooring with a geothermal system a workable approach in new construction?
-Iowa
Jul. 30, 2014
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Yes, combining radiant flooring with geothermal is a workable approach. Radiant flooring is one way [...]

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What do I do about my built-in gas fireplace that vents to the outside wall but leaks cold air when not in use?
-North Liberty, IA
Feb. 27, 2014
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Bill McAnally
Independent Consultant

This is a fairly common problem with fireplace units such as the one you described. [...]

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Should open or closed cell spray foam insulation be used above or below ground level?
-Waverly, IA
Jan. 2, 2014
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Bill McAnally
Independent Consultant

 Choosing between open or closed cell spray foam is usually determined by many things, a [...]

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How do I achieve a higher level of energy efficiency after basic upgrades?
-Des Moines, IA
Sep. 24, 2013
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  To achieve the next level of energy savings in your home, you need to [...]

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