MUBEC has new compliance codes that went into effect December of 2010. Consider these when buying correct insulation.The revised codes now state; As of September 28, 2011, a change in law that now requires municipalities of 4,000 or more in population (formerly 2,000) to enforce the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code if they HAD a building code in place by August 2008. As of July 1, 2012, the MUBEC must be enforced in a municipality with a population of 4,000 residents or more that had NOT adopted any building code on or before August 1, 2008.
A Suitable location for solar panels have specific characteristics and requirements. Identifying those locations requires that desirable characteristics be defined.
Solar hot water systems can save you money by reducing your energy consumption. Typically reducing energy usage for domestic hot water by about 80%. They save you being victim to the ever-rising cost of energy, increasing your savings each year. Investment in a solar hot water system also keeps your energy dollars in our community, benefiting our local economy. Return on investment can occur in 5 to 10 years depending upon the cost of the system, energy prices and other incentives like tax credits. See solarprofessional.com.
As a homeowner, it’s important to understand the difference between some common terms used in the remodeling industry. Knowing these differences will make you better informed as a consumer and empower you to ask a remodeling contractor to identify the differences and how will this information benefits your home.