Did you know that up to half the energy you use to heat or cool your home escapes through walls, windows, and your attic? Not only does this cost you money in the form of high utility bills, it's also bad for the environment!
When the temperatures soar, so does your electricity bill. Running your AC practically non-stop to keep you cool in the hot Vegas summer requires lots of power. In most homes, heating and cooling account for more than 50% of the energy used. If you’re looking to save money on your electricity bill this summer, here are some energy efficient ways that you can beat the heat.
As we have become more aware of how our actions impact the environment, more people are working to reduce their family’s environmental footprint. Increasing your home’s energy efficiency is one way that you can help the environment. While there are many different ways to be more energy efficient, false information is often shared alongside good advice. Today, we will be debunking some of the most common myths about energy efficiency.
Your home’s insulation regulates heat flow, keeping your home at comfortable temperatures during the extreme winter and summer months. However, with time, your insulation settles and losses its thermal resistance or R-Value depending on the material. This reduces the efficiency of your insulation and may result in both discomfort and inflated energy expenses.
Many homeowners enjoy undertaking “do it yourself” home improvement projects now and then, but some things are best left to the professionals. Installing your home insulation is a project that can be very challenging and even dangerous for the average DIYer. Here are the top three reasons you should never try to install your home insulation.
Humans have been trying to stay warm or cool for as long as we have existed. In fact, it’s one of those things that will never change, and the fight for cool or warm temperatures continues to this day. However, unlike the cavemen days, there is a lot more technology and expertise available to make your home comfortable than just a fire or a door or shutters. This technique is called insulation, and the idea is simple; to keep the temperatures indoors at optimum levels, regardless of what it is outside. If your home is like an icebox in the winter or an oven during the summer, it’s most likely because of bad, or not enough, insulation.
A well-maintained property can last for decades. Insulation is one key maintenance factor in your home. Proper insulation has an "R-Value", which defines heat-deferral potential.
In addition to greater comfort within your home and reduced energy bills, deferring heat impact through high R-value insulation increases property value. Various types of insulation include:
Though most homeowners understand that home insulation is a must, some may not fully realize just how many variables can negatively impact the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. That’s why, in addition to with installing home insulation, you must also make sure that your home is sealed to prevent air leakage and intrusion.
Without proper insulation in Las Vegas, it’s easy to run up huge electric bills in the summer. Here’s a quick look at how, statistically, a typical household utilizes energy, how you might reduce your usage and how better attic insulation can help:
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