When the temperature drops, this puts your home's pipes at risk of freezing. A frozen pipe can burst and cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home. Keep reading to learn a few simple tricks and home maintenance tips to keep this from happening.
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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.
When temperatures drop in the colder months of the year, it is important to have proper attic insulation. With the many insulation options and materials available, it can be difficult to find the right material to keep your attic warm. Here is what you need to know about insulating your attic with fiberglass batts:
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.
According to a recent study, your home doesn't have enough insulation. You may have beefed up the attic a bit, or added blow in insulation to the exterior walls during a previous renovation, but the numbers are in. According to the U.S. EPA, about 90 percent of single-family homes in the United States do not have enough insulation and these homeowners are losing money in energy waste every day.
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
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.
Like urban legends, myths often persist because they contain a germ of truth. The problem is that germ becomes the focal point and overwhelms the rational and sensible elements of a statement of fact.
The FirstQuality Roofing & Insulation team hears many myths about insulation as we visit customers' homes and install quality attic insulation in Las Vegas. Rather than focus on how these fallacies got started, we simply provide the facts and debunk the myths – typical of our