October 27, 2011

Three Places In Your Home Where It Can Pay To Insulate

Upgrading your home’s insulation is a worthwhile investment that will pay for itself in the coming years with what you save in lower monthly energy costs. It probably goes without saying that the more insulation you have in your home, the better your energy cost savings. Insulation also affects the overall comfort of your home, by creating home temperatures that are much more consistent and that correspond to weather demands. You may be wondering where to insulate your home for […]
December 6, 2011

Insulation And Heat-Recovery Ventilation: Why They Just Go Together

If you have made the effort to increase the insulation and seal up leaks in your home, you could have a very airtight and energy-efficient residence. The most insulated and sealed your home is, the less heated or cooled air can escape through the walls, attic and gaps between windows and doors. This is excellent news for energy savings — but the air quality in your home is likely to suffer. With nowhere for moist, stale indoor air to go, […]
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 […]
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 […]