Your home is your safe haven. It provides you with comfort and security. But owning a home also comes with a lot of expenses. One of the biggest culprits? Your power bill. By understanding your electricity usage, you can take steps toward making your home more energy efficient to save you money. Check out these 9 easy ways to lower your power bill. #1 Conduct a Home Energy Audit Conducting a home energy audit is a great way to start…Read more
When it comes to building a home that’s eco-efficient and comfortable to live in, building it right is about building it tight. What does that entail? It means that the lived-in areas (spaces that you use energy in to heat or cool them) have to be clearly separated from those that aren’t. In other words, there must be a tightly sealed thermal envelope around the home, or else hot and cold air will quickly enter or exit the house. But…Read more
If you’re a homeowner in a hot climate, you know there’s nothing more satisfying than the comfort of a cool, air conditioned house. You also know that this comes at a price—your energy bill. If you’re wondering how to keep your house cool, you can do so and save money on your utilities with the proper attic insulation. In this guide, we’ll discuss how attic insulation can help keep temperatures and electricity costs down, what you’ll need to know about…Read more
There are so many reasons to love the hot weather that comes along with summertime. Chances are, you will need to keep your house cool to feel comfortable. While air conditioning is a solution to rising temperatures, it can be costly. So, what are you to do if you want to stay AC free? Here’s how to keep your house cool, even when the weather heats up. Radiant Barriers and Proper Ventilation If you want to take your insulating efforts…Read more
Properly installed crawl space insulation is a crucial component of the building envelope. Crawl space insulation is used to separate the conditioned and unconditioned parts of your home. Properly installed crawl space insulation can reduce fluctuations in temperature in your home, improve energy efficiency, and result in better air quality. Unfortunately, poorly maintained or improperly installed crawl space insulation can impact the durability, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency of your home. What is a Crawl Space? A crawl space…Read more
Nailing down crawl space insulation cost can be difficult. Many factors, including the square footage of insulation required, type of insulation you’ll be using, and whether you’ll be having it professionally installed will all impact the cost of your crawl space insulation. Additionally, you’ll need to have your crawl space cleaned out and any old insulation hauled away, which may also impact the final cost. Consider using a crawl space cleaning service to help you get rid of mold, old…Read more
If your home has a crawl space, you probably don’t pay it much attention. The crawl space, as the name would imply, is uncomfortable to access, and usually hot, sometimes damp, and almost always dirty. Though it might be tempting to deal with your crawl space at a later date, ignoring issues in your crawl space insulation can result in significant problems down the road. The air in crawl spaces has to go somewhere, and in a vented crawl space…Read more
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When it comes to insulating your attic, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The climate in which you live, your home’s age, and the size of your home are all important factors in understanding how to protect you from the elements. Because there are so many types of homes, there are several types of insulation from which to choose. If you’re looking to protect your home from temperature fluctuation and save on high energy bills, here are a few things to consider.…Read more
One of the most hotly contested debates in the world of attic insulation is the question “fiberglass or spray foam?” Whereas fiberglass has been a classic go-to staple insulated in American homes for several decades now, spray foam is the en vogue new kid in the neighborhood generating all the latest buzz. But does spray foam truly have what it takes to dethrone fiberglass as the top choice for attic insulation installation among homeowners? Answering this question requires a closer…Read more
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