energy efficiency

November 21, 2019

Insulating Paint: What It Is and How It Works

Insulating paint is a concept based on a long-sought-after goal of insulating structures by applying a specially formulated paint coating — instead of more labor-intensive, conventional methods such as installing insulating material in the attic and inside walls. In the 1990s, NASA pursued research into insulating coatings to protect space vehicles from extreme heat during re-entry into the atmosphere. Today, several manufacturers produce insulating paint for structures.  Limited tests have been conducted on these products thus far and results have […]
August 20, 2019

Homeowner’s Guide to the SEER Rating

The SEER rating of central air conditioners and heat pumps indicates how efficiently the appliance runs. SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. It’s expressed as a number that starts at 1 and can go as high as 30 or more. Higher SEER ratings indicate greater efficiency. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sets energy efficiency standards that the manufacturers have to meet. The minimum efficiency rating for southern states currently stands at 14 for both heat pumps and air conditioners. […]
July 9, 2019

Why Replacing Insulation is Important

Insulation is an essential but often overlooked component of your heating and cooling system. While many homeowners know that it helps keep warm air out of their homes in the summer and retain indoor heat during the colder months, they have no idea that a time comes when it’s crucial to start replacing insulation. The Need to Replace Insulation Several factors make it necessary for you to replace your home insulation: Loss of effectiveness — Insulation deteriorates over time. Consequently, […]
June 25, 2019

Summer Insulation Best Practices

We all know insulation is important in the winter It keeps warm air from rising into the attic, allowing it to stay in your home longer, keep your house more comfortable, and save you energy. But did you know that insulation is just is important in the summer? Here’s how insulation can help you in warmer weather, as well as a few tips on making sure your home is properly insulated. Summer Insulation Benefits Insulation does two things in warm weather. […]