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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tax Credits are expiring!

Many of you already know about the tax Credits that are about to expire. The Home Improvement Tax Credit is what you can use for things such as Radiant Barrier, Insulation, Sealing up Air Leaks, etc. The cap is $1500, but time is running out fast!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Starting to get Cold!

Now is the time to start weatherizing your house! Now that is turning cold, people are gonna start really feeling the drafts. One of the best ways to make your home more energy efficient is to seal up air leaks. The easy ones are around doors and windows. Install outlet insulator covers. The harder ones to take care of are the leaks found in the attic. Many of those are covered by insulation. Everybody knows that warm air rises. This warm air escapes through the unsealed ceiling penetrations (lights, fans, plumbing and wiring) and causes a "chimney effect". The warm air escaping out the top must be replaced with air from somewhere else. (infiltration either through the crawl space or leaks in the downstairs) The average home can expect a substantial difference by sealing the leaks, between 10-15% on average. You can also feel a difference too!

Check out the energy star website for additional info:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pictures of Radiant Barrier

There are 2 main types of installation of Radiant Barrier when being put in a traditional attic.

The first picture shows the Radiant Barrier lying on top of the insulation:

The second shows the Radiant Barrier stapled up along the trussline:

New Blog

We are always trying to become better at what we do! We have started this blog to keep people up to date on new research, things we have learned, and what new things are coming our way! I hope you enjoy the new Blog.