heat loss

October 22, 2020

Cleaning Your Attic Can Also Help Your HVAC Run Efficiently

Cluttered attic? If it’s out of sight, it’s also perhaps out of mind, but it shouldn’t be. There are a number of reasons why a clean attic is desirable. For instance, a clean attic … Lessens the risk of fire. Discourages pests. Promotes cooler, drier conditions for storage. Also, clutter can impede workers who need access to pipes, electric wiring, and the HVAC system. There are other reasons why a clean attic is beneficial, but let’s focus on how clearing the clutter […]
January 28, 2016

Proper Attic Insulation Can Help Save You Energy

Many homeowners are unaware of the importance of adequate attic insulation. Inadequate insulation can be responsible for drafts, high utility bills and unexplained heat loss. Here is some basic information about attic insulation to help you understand how it can benefit your home. Insulation Types Rolls and batts are generally made from rock wool or fiberglass. Their flexibility makes them practical for placing between attic or floor joists and between wall studs. Loose-fill insulation is a type of attic insulation […]
November 24, 2015

What to Do About Heat Loss in Your Home

In most homes, heat loss is a major source of wasted energy and money. Here is a brief explanation of residential heat loss and what you can do to correct the problem. Problems from Heat Loss Reduced indoor comfort: Heat loss means there will be areas with inconsistent temperatures inside your home. Some spots will be cooler than others, reducing overall comfort. Extra expense: When heated air leaks out of your home, you not only lose that air, but you […]
February 20, 2014

Insulation Tips That’ll Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Even though winters in Georgia are relatively mild, if your home is not properly insulated, you may be wasting a significant amount of money not only on heat during the winter, but also on cooling during the summer. Adding insulation is a cost-effective way to make your home more energy efficient. It can easily be done yourself or with assistance from a contractor using the following tips. Attic Floor Because heat rises, a poorly insulated attic floor is, by far, […]