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August 18, 2016

Radiant Barriers in the Attic Can Prevent Heat and Humidity

A radiant barrier keeps your house cooler by keeping radiant heat out of your attic. A major source of household heat infiltration is often the overheated attic just the other side of your ceiling.   Temperatures inside an enclosed attic increase on a sunny summer day as solar heat penetrates the roof and heats air trapped in the attic. Attic temperatures can soar as high as 150 degrees. This reservoir of heat radiates through the ceiling into cooler living spaces. […]
August 16, 2016

How to Troubleshoot Your Air Conditioner

When your air conditioner isn’t delivering the cooled air you count on, it’s a good idea to look it over before reaching for the phone. Although most A/C problems require a pro, you might get it running again quickly. The condenser won’t turn on. Check the fuse for the unit and the circuit breaker. If the fuse appears to be bad, look for the exact replacement at a hardware or home improvement store. Reset the circuit breaker. On hot days […]
August 11, 2016

Keeping Your Windows Well-Maintained

When trying to make their homes more energy-efficient, many homeowners look at changing their HVAC system. This is an effective solution, but it isn’t the only area that you can address to see savings.   A surprising amount of energy is lost through a home’s windows. This is especially true in older homes and homes where the windows haven’t been properly sealed. By making some simple repairs and changes, you can improve your home’s energy-efficiency and reduce your utility bills. […]
August 9, 2016

This is Why Insulation is Important in the Summer Months

One of the most common misconceptions in home efficiency is that insulation is designed to keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter. This is only a half-truth. Insulating materials keep your home comfortable and efficient during the summer months, too! Why Insulation is Important Year-Round To be more specific, insulating materials are designed to keep heat in its place, rather than acting as a warming material like a blanket. Heat energy naturally seeks to move from a warmer […]