retrofitting

Insulation Upgrades: How Retrofitting is Done

Adding insulation to an existing home is a great way to improve interior comfort. It’s also a fantastic way to save money on utility costs, reducing harmful environmental emissions in the process. By adding insulation to the attic spaces, crawl spaces, and wall cavities of your home, you can slash heating and cooling costs. Some […]

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Choosing the Right Home Garage Door

Your home garage door will serve several purposes. They provide protection and security for your valuables, and they also add a distinctive look to the exterior of your home. Replacement garage doors can transform your home’s exterior, adding curb appeal while preserving the doors’ primary function of security. Read on for details about how to choose […]

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Tips For Choosing Home Heating Systems

For homeowners, new home heating system means a substantial investment. There are several major types, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Choosing the right home heating system can be confusing, but it doesn’t need to be. In this article, we’ll talk about electric, geothermal, natural gas, and oil-fired heaters for the home. This will […]

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Importance of Ductwork for Homeowners

We don’t think about the importance of our ductwork, but as part of the overall heating and cooling systems in our homes, ductwork plays a vital role in our comfort. Ductwork is hidden in ceilings, walls, and sometimes floors, conveying conditioned air to rooms throughout the house. Because they are not visible, we tend to […]

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What is COOLWALL®?

In sunny tropical climates like the Mediterranean Coast, the deserts of the Middle East, or island chains dotting the Pacific, it is common to find homes painted a brilliant white color. Besides giving these neighborhoods a polished look, that whitewashing effect has an important benefit: to block the sun’s rays from heating each home’s interior […]

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Choosing the Right Insulation

Insulating your home makes sense, both from a financial as well as an environmental perspective. Many homes already have some form of insulation, but upgrades to the types and amounts can help homeowners reduce expenses associated with heating and cooling. By reducing the strain on home HVAC systems, a homeowner can save money on utility […]

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Protecting Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

There’s a hidden danger lurking in our homes…a poisonous gas called carbon monoxide. It is referred to as “the silent killer” because it has no odor or color. Carbon monoxide can cause headaches, difficulty breathing, and even death in high concentrations. Protecting your family from the hidden dangers of this poisonous gas is an important […]

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Debunking Solar Power Myths

Solar power is transforming communities across the United States. A recent survey shows that there are more than one million solar installations in the U.S., each generating a share of electricity. Homeowners and business owners use solar power systems to reduce utility expenses and to reduce harmful carbon dioxide emissions. Just like with any newer […]

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Saving Money with Home Improvements

Today’s homeowners seek ways of improving the performance of their homes. By adding energy-saving features, homeowners can increase the value of their homes while saving money on utility costs. There are many choices when it comes to energy-saving home improvement projects. Some of these home improvements can pay for themselves over time, while others simply […]

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Quick Tips for Air Sealing your Home

We’ve all experienced chilly drafts in older homes. Air coming into the home from the outside, or leaks of heated or cooled interior air to the outside, means that we’re wasting electricity. Heating and cooling systems have to work harder to maintain comfortable temperatures inside the home, and this drives up monthly utility bills. With […]