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Choosing between Types of Home Insulation

When insulating a house, you can choose from several types of insulation: fiberglass, rock wool, and cellulose. All the types of home insulation work, but each has different advantages. [more…]

How to Save Energy by Insulating an Attic

You can immediately save energy and money by insulating your attic. Attic insulation is easy to install because it doesn’t have to be glued, nailed, stapled, or held in place. Adding more insulation simply [more…]

How to Fix Thin Spots in Loose-Fill Attic Insulation

In attics, loose-fill insulation can settle and shift causing gaps, or holes, in the insulation seal. Fix holes in loose-fill insulation to ensure a well-sealed attic and to conserve energy. Whenever you [more…]

How to Decide Between Batt Insulation and Loose-Fill Insulation

When it comes to deciding between batt insulation and loose-fill insulation, it’s important to keep in mind what you intend to insulate and what kind of insulation method you want to use. Both batt insulation [more…]

Installing Sunscreen Retractors to Minimize Solar Gain

In addition to using solar energy to provide power for your home, you can also take steps to minimize solar gain in your home. This simple act can keep your house cooler in the summer, thus decreasing [more…]

How to Maintain Pipes and Ducts to Save Energy

Putting insulation around all accessible water pipes saves energy, prevents freezing during most moderate to medium chills, and reduces condensation when pipes flow through attics and crawlspaces. It’s [more…]

How to Seal Windows

You seal air leaks and water leaks around your windows in the same way — by caulking and replacing weatherstripping. You can also inject foam sealant between the frame of the window and the frame of the [more…]

How to Install Weather Stripping

Lower utility bills by installing weatherstripping. This video shows how to use weatherstripping to seal doors and windows and to stop drafts. Your HVAC system cools and heats your home more efficiently [more…]

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