April 26, 2012

Insulating Your Home — Understanding The Basics

If you have just purchased a house, one of your first thoughts might be, “How do I go about insulating my home?” Or, you may just want to understand the insulation that it already has and whether it is adequate. It is possible you have already realized that there are many different types of insulation. Each type has its own characteristics and R-values, and one that works well for one purpose may not work well for another. The following list […]
March 8, 2012

A Homeowner’s Guide To Ductwork Insulation

Winter is the time of year when many homeowners seek ways to reduce energy consumption and lower heating costs. Most efforts typically focus on a home’s furnace or boiler. And while tackling heating system performance at the source can be effective, even the most efficient furnace can still waste energy if it is blowing air through leaky and poorly insulated ducts.  In a lot of ways, the deck is stacked against homeowners right from the start when it comes to […]
January 24, 2012

Sealing Up Those Air Leaks In Your Home? Don’t Neglect The Attic Hatch

If your home has air leaks, sealing them will prevent unnecessarily high energy bills, increase the durability of your home and enhance indoor air quality. When doing so, don’t forget your attic hatch — a primary contributor to energy losses. It’s important to seal air leaks because they force HVAC equipment to overcompensate, and utility bills to grow. In addition, pollutants in outdoor air can seep inside your home and compromise air quality. Also, when moisture gains access to your […]
January 5, 2012

Types Of Insulation: Do You Know Which One’s Right For Your Project?

When you’re upgrading your home’s insulation, there are several factors you should consider, including the efficiency of the insulation you need. It’s also important to choose insulation suitable for the location you’ll be working on, as there are multiple types of insulation. Insulation is made from multiple types of materials, and has a variety of thicknesses and applications. Here are several types of insulation and where they work best: Unfinished walls, ceilings and floors If you’re tackling a new space […]