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Attics and Lofts
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...

Attic Insulation

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...

The Staple Gun: a Useful Weapon for Many Projects!

Summer is over and the fall season is soon to be here. I look at this time of year as the start of the busy season for family and home. It is also a time to begin new projects at work. The Money Pit is so thrilled to be partnering with the Arrow Fastener Company during this exciting time of...

Fall

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 50 to 70 percent of the energy used in the home is for heating and cooling, making it one of your biggest annual expenses. But you can trim costs and improve home energy efficiency by installing Owens Corning AttiCat Expanding Blown-In...

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. 

Attic

Even if your home is just five to ten years old, it’s likely one of the 46 million under-insulated homes in the United States. But with just a few hours of work, you can add insulation to meet DOE-recommended guidelines and begin enjoying improved comfort and energy savings.

The most...