Even the smallest of air leaks in your home are a big deal. From garage to attic, they can happen anywhere and represent a serious increase in energy costs. In fact, between 10% and 30% of a home’s typical energy costs can be traced to energy leaks that could have (and should be) sealed. Fixing air leaks doesn’t have to be complicated and sufficient home insulation is a likely solution.
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In Las Vegas, the extreme temperature fluctuations from high to low that often occur between day and night, especially in the winter, can make heating and cooling your home a challenge. Home insulation helps create energy efficiency and keeps your home comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside.
Cathedral ceilings make any room look bigger – and they create space for other desirable features such as towering picture windows, oversized chandeliers and ceiling fans. Yet, you may notice the room in your home with the cathedral ceiling feels chilly in the winter and warm in the summer. The solution could be the need for proper ceiling insulation
Taking steps to make your home more environmentally friendly is not only good for the environment but also for your wallet. You may have to pay some money up front, but these types of home improvements have the potential to save you money month after month on your power bill. And in some cases, you may even be able to receive rebates or tax credits to help you pay for your improvements.
The following are three ways to make your home environmentally friendly that you’ll want to consider:
There's a lot to be said for having the wind at your back – unless, of course, you're standing in your home and realize that the wind is coming from a drafty window.
Consider it a wake-up call to weatherize your home – a two-step process that requires applying caulk and weather-stripping to problem spots before First Quality Roofing & Insulation makes your home airtight with insulation. Spring is the ideal time for such a project, before summer arrives and the hot, outdoor air descends on Las Vegas and wreaks havoc with your utility bills.
This is the time of year Las Vegas residents should be enjoying a break from the heat and high utility bills. If your bills have gone up, the cause could be one of many things. In all likelihood, your home is plagued by gaps, cracks and holes in potentially dozens of nooks and crannies, starting with your attic. The remedy to this loss of air may be simpler than you think, and it may come in the form of spray foam insulation in Las Vegas.
Does your home have enough insulation to protect it from the Las Vegas heat? Winter is a great time to check, especially if you have an older home or you’re not sure your insulation is the right R-Level. When insulation is up to code and properly installed, it can make a big difference for your power bill and indoor comfort. But if it’s insufficient or shifts around over time, your home could be vulnerable to everything from drafts and heat gain to pests, leaks, and mold.
Proper insulation helps maintain a protective seal and regulate indoor temperatures. If you notice any of these five red flags in your home, you may need more – or better – insulation to correct the problem:
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.