The Importance of InsulationThe Importance of Insulation


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The Importance of Insulation

After living in our first home for a few years, my wife and I could tell that something was wrong. It was exceptionally difficult to regulate our indoor climate, and we constantly found ourselves adjusting the thermostat. Our house was perpetually uncomfortable, and it was really frustrating. Fortunately, because we decided to hire a professional HVAC contractor to inspect our system, we were able to detect serious insulation problems early. We decided that it might be helpful to make a website dedicated to providing free information about heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, so that other people could recognize serious issues.

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Considering Having Crawl Space Encapsulation Done? Learn The Lesser Known Benefits Of It

If you are considering having crawl space encapsulation done, you are likely doing so to help keep moisture out of your crawl space. Crawl space encapsulation helps to cover up all of the walls and fixtures inside of your crawl, taking installing a vapor barrier a step farther. However, in addition to keeping moisture out, crawl space encapsulation has other benefits that are not as well known or widely discussed. Here are a few of the lesser known benefits of doing this to your crawl space: Read More 

4 Ways Homeowners Are Unknowingly Wasting Energy

You're great about turning off the lights when not in a room and reviewing the energy labels when shopping for electronics – you're an energy saving do-gooder. Well … you're at least making a good start. These habits are awesome, but they don't always go far enough to conserve energy. You probably have several energy busting processes going on in your home that you're not even aware of.   Leaky Doors and Windows Read More 

Building A New Home? 2 Types Of Fire Protection Systems You Should Consider

If you are building a new home you want to ensure your family stays safe. One way to do this is to install a fire protection system. This can allow you and your family to get out of your home safely if there is a fire. There are a variety of systems you can choose from, two of which are listed below. Multipurpose Fire Protection System Multipurpose fire protection systems connect fire sprinklers with your cold-water plumbing system in your home. Read More 

What To Think About Before You Have A New Fence Installed

A fence changes the look of your property and adds to your property upkeep chores. Therefore, you want to consider your options carefully when you're ready to have a new fence installed. Here are a few of the factors that will influence your decision. Local Regulations Before you get your heart set on a particular style of fencing, be sure to check your local regulations. City codes or HOA regulations may stipulate the type of fencing material, height of fencing, and color of fencing you're allowed to install. Read More 

Got A Noisy Window Air Conditioner? Check Out These Possible Causes

Window air conditioner units offer the great advantage of having air that is portable and still efficient enough to keep your entire home cool in most cases. However, these units are also well known for causing a little racket with small disturbances or debris. There are few things more frustrating than an aggravating air conditioner that has to make a lot of noise while it cools your home. Check out these common window unit air conditioner noises and the potential causes and solutions you need to know. Read More