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Insulation and Ventilation

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. 

Home Cooling Tips for Summer

With summer upon us, keeping your home cool creates a welcome escape. But you don't have to get hot-headed in your attempts to beat the heat. There are lots easy ways to cool down - and cool off - without spending a fortune.

Central Air Conditioning:  If you are lucky enough to have a...

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...

Seasons

Did you know that a drafty attic could mean a warmer house during the winter? Well ventilated attics flush moisture out of insulation. This is good because even slightly damp insulation loses as much as one-third of its ability to insulate when damp. Well-ventilated attics reduce this moisture,...

Top Five Home Improvement Mistakes

Over the years, I've been asked hundreds of home improvement questions, and I’ve noticed that many are the result of the same mistakes. That’s understandable.  While home improvements can be both exciting and exhilarating, they’re not something you do every day.  Most projects travel down a...

Rule Your Attic: How to Check if You Have Enough Insulation to Save Money and Energy This Winter

With winter on its way, now is the time to make sure you have enough insulation in your attic to keep you warm and cozy throughout the cold season, and help you save money on your energy bills.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that homeowners can save up to 10% on their...