Home Insulation Types

Home Insulation Types

There are many home insulation types to choose from, but ultimately your choice will be dependent on the followings: • The location of your household will be assigned an R-value as defined by the local building codes. The R-values vary greatly across the country, for example, somebody in Maine would have his minimum required R-value

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The Importance of Low VOC Carpets

The Importance of Low VOC Carpets

Majority of American households have their houses carpeted but not realizing that this can cause problems to indoor air quality. Carpet, with its associated padding and adhesive, is a major source of VOCs.  Installed carpet has an inherent properties of 100 over chemicals, and to make matters worse, it captures additional chemicals and pollutants from

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Window Replacement Guide

Window Replacement Guide

Window Design Before you can appreciate just how much a window can save you on your utility bills, you must understand the actual working of an energy efficient window.  This window replacement guide will attempt to help you in this understanding.  The theory is fairly straightforward: windows that are designed to be energy efficient are

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How Effective Are Dual Pane Windows At Saving Energy During The Summer?

It’s easy to believe that the latest high-tech dual pane windows are better than anything that came before them — their high quality construction, reflective coatings and general fit and finish makes them an impressive sight. When you drive past homes with these windows installed, they never fail to draw your attention. As much as

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The Benefits of Sealed Windows

The most common cause for a high energy bill is the heat escaping from the windows, making your heating system work harder and costing you more money. With double-glazed windows, you can save money on your energy bill and leave a smaller carbon footprint at the same time. Having double-glazed windows has many other benefits,

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Energy-Saving Green Home Remodeling Tips

Energy-Saving Green Home Remodeling Tips

The Scottsdale Green Building Program offers a wealth of tips for homeowners, whether you’re remodeling, building or looking for a green home. Even if you’re just trying to reduce your energy costs, these tips can really help: ENERGY   • Lighting – use compact fluorescent bulbs. Newer fluorescent bulbs offer a soft white light that

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