Choosing the Right Home Insulation to Help You Save Energy

When your home is well insulated you won’t have to worry about losing heat through your walls, attic, ducts, or even your roof. Instead, less air will escape from your home, which means that you’ll need less energy to heat and cool your home. In fact, if you’re living in an older home and want to save energy by as much as 20%, experts recommend installing more home insulation. Of course, there are several things you can do when you’re concerned about saving money on Read More +

Secret Options for Renewable Energy for Your Home

When you think about house renewable energy you probably imagine big solar panels in the backyard or on the roof. While this is a great way to generate electric, it’s just one of the many alternatives available today. Wind Power You don’t need huge wind turbines since wind energy on a smaller scale can easily power your home. There are great benefits to this including the fact that it’s renewable, clean, and cost-effective (ROI in about 6 – 30 years). Grid-connected wind systems are an Read More +

Determining If Your Home Needs Attic Ventilation Fans

When you’re suffering through a heat wave, you probably don’t stop to think about your attic. This is the last place you want to go when it’s hot outside, but you shouldn’t neglect it either. After all, your attic shields your home against the heat. As such, it has a major impact on how hot the rest of your home will get and whether you must run your air conditioner more. By improving your attic’s ventilation and reducing how much heat is held there you Read More +

Improving Attic Insulation Improves Energy Savings

For your roof to perform at its best everything must work well together – including your attic insulation and ventilation system. When you have the correct roof insulation in place most of your home’s heat won’t escape through the attic during the winter months and you’ll also be protected from the heat throughout the summer months. This will keep your heating and cooling expenses in check. Why Your Home Needs Attic Insulation The U.S. Department of Energy says that most American homes are under-insulated. This Read More +

What You Should Know About Replacing Insulation

When you add roof insulation to your home you expect it to last a lifetime without needing to be replaced. Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. There are some circumstances in which it’ll need replaced or when you must add another layer to it. Knowing when you’ll need more insulation is important. Settling and Compacting Although most insulation materials have been designed to maintain their shape for decades, it’s still possible for them to settle and start to press down upon themselves over time. This causes Read More +

Tips for Preparing Your Roof for Hurricane Season

Hurricanes are known to damage both lives and property. This is why it’s so important to be prepared for hurricane season before it hits. Doing so will help you minimize its impact, which is why you want to start right away. Once a hurricane watch has been issued it’s too late. Here’s what you need to do ahead of time. Have an Evacuation Plan Ahead of Time Homeowners in coastal communities aren’t the only ones who may have to evacuate ahead of a storm. Anyone Read More +

House Insulation Tips To Keep The Heat From Getting To You

When you think of Florida, you probably have warm, sunny thoughts. However, the north and central parts of the state have a humid, subtropical climate meaning that they have both rainy and dry seasons. However, heat is prevalent everywhere throughout this state which is why so many homeowners want to know how to keep it out of their homes. Experts say the best way of accomplishing this is by adding some house insulation as this will keep you comfortable in all types of weather. Understanding Read More +

Roof Ventilation: The Easy Way

It is easy and effective to provide your attic with the ventilation it requires. If you live in a hot climate, this is also a great way to make your home more energy efficient. Of course, it is possible to overthink your roof ventilation – something you don’t want to do because this will ultimately make it less effective. Nevertheless, with all the options that are available, this is easy to do unless you’re willing to spend a few minutes learning and understanding how this Read More +

How Insulation Helps You Conserve Energy

Heat exchange through surfaces (e.g. walls, attics, ducts, roofs) is reduced when you insulate them. This is why less warm air escapes through well-insulated homes during the winter months. This is also true for the amount of cool air that escapes from these homes throughout the summer months. All this is great news for you as a homeowner because it means that your energy bills will be lower since you’ll need less energy for heating and cooling your home – by as much as 20%. Read More +

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

As a homeowner when it’s time to make your property more energy efficient you’ll want to find ways to save money while also adding value to your property. While you may want to start with simple upgrades (e.g. sealing around windows, weather stripping around doors), don’t expect them to increase your home’s value much. It’s the larger upgrades which cost more money that’ll add the most value to your home. As such, they really are worthy of your consideration. Valuable Home Energy Saving Improvements Some Read More +