Improving insulation is a great way to increase the energy efficiency of your home and lower your energy bills. Loose-fill insulation can be a great choice for retrofitting an existing home with improved insulation or for insulating oddly shaped areas. Cellulose and fiberglass are the two most common filler materials used. Both are best installed by professionals using a blower. This ensures they are installed at the optimal densities and cover every nook and cranny. There are a few differences between fiberglass and cellulose … Continue reading
Severe weather is an all too frequent occurrence in the Kansas City area. And storms often lead to power blackouts, leaving people literally in the dark and without heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and electronic communication.
More airtight than ever, homes built today are designed for improved energy efficiency. While airtight homes will help you save money on energy and improve home comfort, these homes can be unhealthy without sufficient ventilation. Proper ventilation eliminates stale air and removes potentially hazardous pollutants from your home.
If ice dams are forming on your roof, this indicates that warm household air is probably leaking into your attic, or else ductwork is leaking air as it runs through the attic. The best way to deal with an ice dam on your roof – to keep resulting water leaks from ruining insulation and damaging the structure of your attic and home – is to not allow an ice dam to form in the first place. Now that the winter … Continue reading
Today’s air conditioning equipment is far more efficient than older systems. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) states that a new central A/C can be 20-40 percent more efficient than one that’s just 10 years old. Considering how much heat and humidity Kansas City residents cope with during the cooling season, replacing your old A/C with a new system will significantly lower your electric bills and keep you comfortably cool this summer.