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Insulation

Discover Which Areas of Your Home You Should Insulate

By |September 24th, 2015|Insulation|

If you're looking for ways to save energy in your Phoenix-area home, take a look at your home insulation. In addition to keeping more energy dollars in your pocketbook, upgrading your home's insulation enhances comfort [...]

Want Reduced Energy Costs? Boost Home Insulation

By |November 13th, 2014|Insulation|

To help keep your energy costs low this winter, you can boost home insulation. There are several ways of improving your insulation and keeping your energy bill from skyrocketing as the temperatures drop. If you [...]

Feeling a Breeze? Your Home May Need More Insulation

By |June 17th, 2014|Insulation|

Of all the places in your house to increase energy efficiency and comfort level, the attic is the easiest. But how do you know if you need more insulation? This is easy to determine with a visual inspection of your attic. […]

Insulating the Garage: Why This Job Is a Must-Do

By |December 12th, 2013|Insulation|

It’s a simple fact: If you insulate your home, you’ll pay less to heat and cool it. Here in Central Arizona, with our cooling season lasting for most of the year, that advice is second nature to most homeowners. We insulate our living spaces, but what about that often-enormous space where we park, work and play? There are several reasons why insulating the garage is also a must-do job.  […]

Your Home Insulation: R-Value Variables

By |November 19th, 2013|Insulation|

Not all insulation is created equally. Insulation R-value can vary based on a number of factors, and is not constant like you may think. Learn more about how R-values can vary in your Phoenix or Scottsdale, Arizona home. […]

The Heat Lurking in Your Attic: It’ll Sneak Downstairs if You Let It

By |August 8th, 2013|Insulation|

No matter the season, keeping your home comfortable should be high on your priority list. But staying cool in the summer can be expensive and challenging – for reasons you may not be aware of. For one thing, heat in the attic may be battling your air conditioner to control the temperature throughout your home. A properly insulated and ventilated attic will prevent excessive heat from penetrating your home, reduce wear on your air conditioner, and lower your energy bills. […]

Insulation: When to Use Cellulose and When Fiberglass Will Do

By |April 23rd, 2013|Insulation|

Even most new homes have inadequate insulation, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. And, if you live in a home that was built more than 50 years ago, when energy costs were much lower, you likely need to reassess your insulation needs. However, deciding which product is best for your home and your needs can be challenging. Should you use cellulose or fiberglass? […]

The Attic Hatch in Your Tempe Home: If It’s Not Sealed, You’re Not Done Insulating

By |March 5th, 2013|Energy Savings, Insulation|

Insulating and draft-proofing your home is not enough to make it energy efficient. You need to pay attention to detail. One important and often overlooked source of leakage is the attic hatch. Quite often this is passed over in renovation projects, leaving you with a single thin sheet of plywood resting in a badly-fitting frame. An uninsulated attic hatch can suck air out of your house like a chimney. […]

How’s Your Attic Insulation? Checked Its Efficiency Lately?

By |December 25th, 2012|Insulation|

Inefficient or not enough insulation in the attic can lead to higher home temperatures, as the heat energy from the sun as it beats down on the roof will radiate through it, raising the temperature of the attic. The heat then moves through the attic floor and into the living spaces. As a result, your A/C will run longer cycles to overcome the heat gain. High attic temperatures may also lead to damage to the structure, possibly causing moisture issues too. To ensure a lasting, durable attic as well as comfortable home temperatures and energy savings–in any season–it pays to give attic insulation some attention. […]

Air Leaks In Your Home? You’re Wasting Money

By |November 1st, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Insulation|

Could you be paying less for your energy bill if your house was better sealed and therefore more energy efficient? Even if your home is relatively new, areas of air leakage are not uncommon. If you feel drafts in your house, you know air is leaking in. These are usually felt around windows and doors, but more significant drafts can occur in the basement and attic. If these areas have been insulated, finding the air leaks can be challenging. […]