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Attics and Lofts

Imagine leaving a window open all winter long - the heat loss, cold drafts and wasted energy! If your home has a folding attic stair, that may be just what is happening in your home every single day. But there is something you can do about it.

PINKCap® Attic Stair Insulator from Owens...

Garage Doors

Some of the easiest DIY projects can make a major difference for your home’s energy efficiency, and Owens Corning offers two options with its Attic Stair Insulator and Garage Door Insulation Kit. Simple to install, these solutions provide comprehensive insulation for areas susceptible to air...

Attic Insulation

The right insulation could make your break both your comfort level and your home's energy efficiency. For a superior type of insulation, consider stone wool insulation from Roxul. Stone wool is a product made from natural stone and recycled slag. The combination makes this insulation an...

Attic Ventilation
Dear Tom and Leslie: 

I've heard you say many times that using an attic fan sucks cooled air right out of the house and that it's better to rely on soffit and ridge vents. Is that still true if you ONLY have soffit vents?  We don't have ridge vents and my husband reminds me how we fight...

Bathroom Remodeling

If poor ventilation is turning your bathroom into a Petri dish, it’s time to call in an HVAC pro to install a fan. There are two kinds to choose from: bath fans and remote fans, also known as multi-port ventilators.

So, how does each type work? Bath fans are installed directly in the...

Energy Star

Adding extra attic insulation to your home is the single most important thing you can do in your home to cut down on energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The Department of Energy advises 19 inches in fiberglass batt insulation or 22 inches of blown insulation in your attic.