Window inserts are a cost effective way to insulate your house. This review shares before and after thermal images, and a personal review of window inserts in the home.
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Keeping your home clean and green can help you save money, live more comfortably, improve your health, and reduce environmental impacts. Some things are obvious, like switching to LEDs and keeping your dryer vent clear, but others, like cleaning your gutters, can make a major impact and aren’t quite as obvious.
Here are some helpful tips for lowering your cooling cost around the home.
If you’re on the road toward smart energy efficiency and have an attic, attic tents need to be in your workbook. The company Attic Tent provides this sensible perspective about using this fixture: Through the years, homeowners who have been aware of air transfer/loss through the attic have attempted to remedy it by placing insulation […]
If you’ve been fiddling with the thermostat more often than not, chances are your home is suffering from severe energy inefficiencies, likely caused by weak insulation. But, how can you check where your insulation may not be sealing well? The easiest (and cheapest!) way to check is by picking up an inexpensive laser thermometer from your […]
The importance of properly insulating your home should be quite apparent at this point. Creating so-called thermal barriers in the home to keep heat from moving from one place to another can save a lot of money on heating and cooling costs as well as help keep living and working spaces more comfortable.
Did you know that by simply insulating your hot water tank you could save anywhere from 4%-9% on your water heating costs? If you go one step further and insulate the hot water pipes as well, you’ll save even more! Luckily, insulating your hot water tank is a relatively inexpensive and straightforward task that doesn’t […]
One of the easiest ways to save money and prolong the life of your pool or hot tub is to install a cover. Not only will it help to keep in heat and reduce your electric bill, it will also help prevent dirt and debris from entering the water, which in turn will cause your […]
People are always looking for ways to cut energy costs on their homes. A popular and efficient way is to have a radiant barrier installation. A radiant barrier is a supplement to your home’s insulation that helps reflect or radiate away transferred heat. The barrier itself consists of a layer of thin aluminum film that […]
Uh-oh. Turns out that many of the insulation materials we use to reduce our energy use (and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions), are themselves producers of extremely potent greenhouse gases. How bad? Try up to 1,430 times. You are better off using a fiberglass like CertainTeed’s Sustainable Insulation, or mineral wool, or cellulose, like old […]