Insulation

January 2, 2014

Insulating R-Values Can Vary More Than You Think

Insulation is a necessity year-round, keeping heat inside your home during the winter and keeping heat out through the sweltering Georgia summer. Any homeowner who has recently installed insulation should be familiar with R-values (“R” standing for “resistance”), the standards by which insulation is judged. R-values provide a convenient way for consumers to assess which type of insulation provides the most resistance to heat transfer and, thus, which will best serve their needs. Yet, insulating R-values don’t tell the whole […]
December 3, 2013

A Damp Crawl Space: The Nasty Little Secret Under Too Many Homes

Times change. It used to be popularly believed that a vented crawl space was a healthy crawl space, but that thinking has altered. Here in the Peachtree City area where we average 51 inches of rain a year, and temperatures are in the 80s or above all summer; humidity can be a conspicuous problem. A damp crawl space is a nasty little secret under too many homes; make sure yours isn’t one of them. Structural Problems Dampness can be a determined, […]
November 5, 2013

Reassess Your Home’s Insulation This Fall

Older homes are likely to more poorly insulated than new or recent builds, mainly because of modern building standards that stress energy efficiency. In our Southern climate, many homeowners mainly worry about using insulation to keep the heat out in the summer. But insulation is also important in the winter, when you want to retain heat inside your home. This fall may be a good time to reassess your home’s insulation. Where to Check. In existing houses, learn where to […]
January 1, 2013

Do You Have Enough Attic Insulation?

Now that winter is here, the warm days are fading into chilly nights, so investing in your home’s energy efficiency can help you start saving money right away. One way to do that is to invest in additional insulation for your attic, if your current level of insulation is not adequate. In fact, upgrading your attic insulation is one of the most cost-effective investments that you can make to improve your home’s energy efficiency. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection […]