High utility bills? Stuffy rooms? Dusty house?

It could be your duct system. In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house.

A duct system that is properly sealed and insulated can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safe—all while helping to reduce your energy bills. However, in typical homes, about 20 to 30 percent of the air that mov...

October 23, 2018

Why Insulation is Key in Winter?

Insulation impacts your home in a number of ways:

1. Energy Efficiency

If your home is not properly insulated, your heater is required to run more frequently in order to maintain comfortable living conditions. Eventually, this practice starts to rack up your energy bills. The use of your HVAC system for extended periods of time strains the system, wearing it out faster than normal.

When sufficient...

September 24, 2018

January 19, 2017 By vivial

According to Energystar.gov, the heat leaking out through gaps in a typical home is equivalent to leaving a window open every day of the year! Homeowners can save an average of 11% of total energy costs by adding insulation to their attics, floors, and basements. If your insulation isn’t up to snuff, your house is wasting heat. You’re paying more for that wasted heat than you should be.

It can be hard...

September 6, 2018

Examples of where to insulate. 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For optimal energy efficiency, your home should be properly insulated from the roof down to its foundation. The illustration above shows all the areas of the home where there should be insulation. The numbered areas shown in the illustration are as follows:

1. In unfinished attic spaces, insulate between and over the floor joists to seal off living spaces below. If the...

August 9, 2018

Insulation Never Stops Working

Insulation, whether it’s fiberglass, wool, cellulose, or spray foam, are energy efficient technologies that, once manufactured, require no energy to save energy. Instead of reducing the amount of energy the use, like most “energy efficient” products, they actually save energy from being wasted. Not only does it save energy, it lasts for the life of the building and unless it is damaged, it will ne...

July 18, 2018

Improving energy efficiency isn't the only goal of a green remodel. Green remodeling philosophies place just as much importance on improving the overall comfort of your home and making sure your home is as healthy as possible as reducing your utility bills. Here are some suggestions from Johnston to help you come out on top in both departments.

  • Good Insulation = Comfort—Don't let dreams of huge energy savings cloud the fac...

January 13, 2018

Sealing and insulating your attic is one of the most critical steps to ensuring that your home is properly air sealed. Most attics have insulation which helps reduce heat loss. But it won’t stop the air flow. Insulation can actually conceal cracks, gaps and holes through which the pressurized air from your home is driven into the attic. Check for staining in the insulation, which is an indicator of an air leak.

Older types of r...

November 8, 2017

The insulation in your attic should be keeping the warm air out of your home in the summer or warmer months and should be keeping the warmer air in during the winter months. When your home becomes too warm quickly in the warmer months or if the attic is too cold during the colder months this is a good sign your attic insulation needs to be removed. Not only is it more energy efficient for you to have your old insulation remove...

October 29, 2017

If you are interested in lowering your utility bills year round. This may be the perfect time to add insulation to your attic. We are offering FREE insulation and large discounts on all our services. This is a limited time offer that expires soon! Don't hesitate! Ask us for details! 

October 13, 2017

There are a lot of ways you can improve your home, from security, to energy savings, to remodeling, but one improvement will pay you back the fastest. Adding or upgrading your insulation has a fast turn around when it comes to return on your investment. 

Since insulation is responsible for up to 70% of the total heat gain and loss in your home, the proper type, amount, and installation of insulation can make a huge difference i...

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