The Faux Interview Blog Post Template

By the way, that’s “foh” (meaning fake), not “fox” (like the animal). Just wanted to clear that up.

The Faux Interview Post

The “Faux Interview” post is a great way to use PLR articles, or to even piece together small chunks of content that tend to be too short to become a stand-alone article.

The layout of the post is similar to the “FAQ/Q&A blog post template” in that you insert interview-ish questions – as headings – inside the content. This can make it look like you’ve actually interviewed someone. Sounds simple, eh? It is.

The following PLR article has been rewritten as a “Faux Interview” blog post. Keep in mind that it is likely to be seen by Google as duplicate content, but hopefully we will add enough value to it to get it a pass. Nothing is guaranteed.

To show the minimal rewrite I did, I’ve bolded my added questions, italicized the minor edits I added, and struck though the text I removed. The original article follows the rewritten article for comparison.

I think you’ll be surprised. This took me perhaps 30 minutes to go from boring to interesting :)

Bob, thanks for joining us. You’re an energy efficiency expert. Tell us a little about what you’re into lately.

Nice to be here. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about windows and doors. Here’s why…

Replacing windows and doors is the fourth most common home-remodeling project and experts say it can dramatically reduce utility bills.

Yet when it comes to choosing more energy-efficient options, consumers might be overwhelmed by the whirlwind of technology, terminology and options on the market today.

So, you can help home-owners with their door and window choices?

Yes. Homeowners need to be armed with accurate information in order to make the best choices about the many available options.

That’s especially true as energy costs continue to climb.

Energy is certainly getting more expensive all the time, isn’t it? Is there a big cost savings that comes with replacing windows?

Yes. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program estimates that the savings from replacing single-pane with Energy Star-qualified windows ranges from $125 to $340 a year for a typical home.

Wow, that’s quite a bit of savings. What’s the best way for us to upgrade our windows?

Since this is the time of year when many homeowners embark on remodeling projects, here are five  I can give some basic tips for selecting the most energy efficient windows and doors for your home.

True, summer is here but winter is coming. What’s the first tip you’d like to share?

Select windows with Low-E glass, which controls the amount of heat transferred through the window and prevents heat loss in the winter.

Where do you get windows with Low-E glass?

Jeld-Wen, a window and door manufacturer, now offers Low-E glass as a standard for its wood and clad wood windows and as an upgrade option for its vinyl windows.

Good to know. Jeld-Wen is a respected company. What else?

Replace older single-pane windows with dual-pane units, which insulate the home from both cold and hot weather.

Using both Low-E glass and insulating glass units will reduce home energy costs.

That makes sense. “Two panes are better than one” you might say :) . What about doors?

Choose doors with energy-efficient cores, sills and frames that provide a barrier to energy exchange.

Dual-pane, Low-E glass helps ensure that they will be weathertight and energy efficient.

Are insulated steel doors a good way to go?

Yes, with the right insulation.

For example, s Studies show that over time, steel doors made with polystyrene maintain energy ratings better than doors made with polyurethane.

How can I tell if one door or window is better than another if everything looks the same?

You need to understand the standards.

Efficiency ratings are based on U-factor, which is the amount of heat flow through a product.

The lower the U-factor, the more efficient the product.

I’ve seen this “U” stuff before, but never really knew what it was. Any other numbers we should be looking at?

Efficiency also is measured by Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) or SHGC, which indicates the ability to block heat generated by sunlight.

The lower the SHGC, the better.

Any other standards we should know?

Experts evaluate Visible Light Transmission, which is the percentage of sunlight that is able to penetrate a window or door.

Should that rating be in the high side or low side?

Higher percentages mean more light will enter through the glass.

Any other tips?

Focus on efficiency, not bells and whistles. Manufacturers achieve efficiency in different ways.

No matter what technology is employed, one of the easiest ways to identify the most energy-efficient products is to simply look for the Energy Star label.

Thanks for the great discussion Bob. Until next time…

Here is the original article for comparison:

5 Practical Tips for All-Season Energy Savings

Replacing windows and doors is the fourth most common home-remodeling project and experts say it can dramatically reduce utility bills. Yet when it comes to choosing more energy-efficient options, consumers might be overwhelmed by the whirlwind of technology, terminology and options on the market today.

Homeowners need to be armed with accurate information in order to make the best choices about the many available options. That’s especially true as energy costs continue to climb. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program estimates that the savings from replacing single-pane with Energy Star-qualified windows ranges from $125 to $340 a year for a typical home.

Since this is the time of year when many homeowners embark on remodeling projects, here are five basic tips for selecting the most energy efficient windows and doors for your home.

* Use Low-E glass. Select windows with Low-E glass, which controls the amount of heat transferred through the window and prevents heat loss in the winter. Jeld-Wen, a window and door manufacturer, now offers Low-E glass as a standard for its wood and clad wood windows and as an upgrade option for its vinyl windows.

* Update technology. Replace older single-pane windows with dual-pane units, which insulate the home from both cold and hot weather. Using both Low-E glass and insulating glass units will reduce home energy costs.

* Consider how they’re made. Choose doors with energy-efficient cores, sills and frames that provide a barrier to energy exchange. Dual-pane, Low-E glass helps ensure that they will be weathertight and energy efficient. For example, studies show that over time, steel doors made with polystyrene maintain energy ratings better than doors made with polyurethane.

* Understand the standards. Efficiency ratings are based on U-factor, which is the amount of heat flow through a product. The lower the U-factor, the more efficient the product. Efficiency also is measured by Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), which indicates the ability to block heat generated by sunlight. The lower the SHGC, the better. Finally, experts evaluate Visible Light Transmission, which is the percentage of sunlight that is able to penetrate a window or door. Higher percentages mean more light will enter through the glass.

* Focus on efficiency, not bells and whistles. Manufacturers achieve efficiency in different ways. No matter what technology is employed, one of the easiest ways to identify the most energy-efficient products is to simply look for the Energy Star label.

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