Unpacking, re-packing and storing Christmas decorations tends to be a big project for many people. Precarious storage spaces, damaged ornaments, lights that don’t work and other hassles can be avoided with a few proactive measures. Here are some tips to help keep your decorations organized and easily accessible:
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Many people often struggle with how to operate their heating and cooling units to save on costs. This is understandable, considering that 50% of energy consumption in the home goes towards heating or cooling costs
To understand how your heating system works, you first need to understand how heat is transferred through the air. Most homes today use central heating systems that feature a furnace and an air conditioner. The furnace delivers warm air to your home, while the air conditioner delivers cold.
Most homeowners think about the windows, walls and doors when planning to insulate the home, forgetting that the attic also plays a significant role in the conservation or loss of energy. If your home seems well-insulated, but you are still getting outrageous energy bills, it is time to look at other parts of the house which could be the cause – like the attic. Here, are the benefits that you will get from proper attic insulation:
At First Quality Roofing & Insulation, we've never heard anybody describe an unfolding home crisis as “minor.” Maybe with the passage of time and the ability to compare one home maintenance crisis to another, this day will come. But when you're in the midst of one, the emotional and financial fear consigns them all to one category: crisis. Make a point of taking care of six home maintenance tasks as soon as possible. Ignoring them can trigger a crisis that most homeowners say, in retrospect, could have been averted.
Regardless of whether or not you've noticed a draft in your Las Vegas home, installing additional attic insulation can make your home more energy efficient and result in savings. Often times, older homes don't have as much insulation than newer ones, and even recently built homes aren't always properly insulated.
The average U.S. household spends over $2,000 a year on utility bills. A home energy audit helps you battle any energy waste and ensures the systems in your home are operating safely and at peak performance. When you schedule a home energy audit, you’re making a smart choice to improve the comfort in your home while lowering your energy bills. If you suspect your utility costs are too high, a professional energy advisor can help you identify long-term cost-saving solutions.
Summer is fast approaching in Las Vegas, bringing with it higher temperatures and even higher electric bills. If you find yourself turning on the AC far too often during the summer, the problem may lie with your attic insulation. Too little insulation leads to uneven temperatures between rooms in your home and results in expensive cooling bills. Blown in attic insulation can improve the overall performance of your heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
Blown in insulation involves blowing loose-fill insulation into your attic using an electric blower unit. The insulation is commonly made with fiberglass, cellulose or both.
Some household myths have been around so long and have spread so wildly that they're no longer myths; they've become urban legends. One such legend is that homeowners should not dial down their heat before leaving the house during the fall and winter. The thought is that the furnace will have to work harder to warm your house once you return. The warning is clear: a furnace that works harder will cost you more money to operate, so leave that dial where it is before you walk out the door.
Insulation is a pretty amazing thing. It keeps your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. So how does insulation work? Here's a look at the science behind insulation and why it is so important for your home.
By keeping expensive treated air inside where it belongs, insulation is the best way to keep your Las Vegas home comfortable and efficient all year long. Choosing the right insulation can be tricky, and the job comes with its own lingo that can leave many homeowners scratching their heads. Here's what you need to know about insulation R Value so you can make the right choice for your home.