Enhance Energy Efficiency by Repairing Torn Insulation on Ducts

By | February 26th, 2015|Ductwork, Insulation|

Your home’s forced-air heating and cooling system depends on effective ductwork to deliver conditioned air. In a properly maintained system, ductwork delivers air to rooms with a minimal amount of energy loss before returning the spent air to your furnace, heat pump or A/C to start the process over again. […]

How to Properly Cover Round Air Ducts with Insulation

By | February 19th, 2015|Ductwork, Insulation|

The typical ductwork system is fabricated of square or round galvanized steel. Air ducts are most often located in areas without climate control, which leaves ducts susceptible to heat gain/loss in extreme basement and attic temperatures. Square ducts may be best insulated with rigid foam or fiber board. However, insulating round air ducts requires more patience and finesse. Here’s how the pros do it: […]

Time to Assess — You May Need to Add Insulation to Your Home

By | October 2nd, 2014|Insulation|

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) puts our part of Arkansas in Zone Four on its insulation map. You probably did not realize insulation maps even exist and you are now wondering if your Decatur-area home’s insulation is up to the task. You can follow specific steps to tell if you need to add insulation.  […]

Ways to Know When It’s Time to Add More Attic Insulation

By | June 19th, 2014|Insulation|

If you’re like most Northwest Arkansas homeowners, you want to know the best, most cost-effective way to save on home energy bills. Good air sealing and insulation techniques can go a long way in improving HVAC efficiency. If you’ve already air-sealed your attic and basement, then the next step may be to check your attic insulation and add more attic insulation as needed. Your attic is among the easiest spaces to improve insulation levels in order to increase home energy-efficiency and overall indoor comfort. […]

Top Insulation Choices: Cellulose And Fiberglass

By | March 26th, 2013|Insulation|

Superior attic insulation literally takes top billing for providing an energy-efficient, comfortable and healthy home. Loose-fill cellulose and fiberglass are top insulation choices in our region, so it’s important to understand the benefits and deficiencies of each, as pertaining to your situation and home. […]

How’s Your Attic Insulation? Checked Its Efficiency Lately?

By | December 20th, 2012|Insulation|

Have you checked your attic to see if it is adequately insulated, or even insulated at all? Older homes in Northwest Arkansas were often built without much concern for energy efficiency, but don’t assume that energy efficiency is not an issue if you live in a newer home. Spending money on insulation and other energy-saving features is not always a top priority for developers. […]

Insulation 101: What You Need To Know

By | September 20th, 2012|Insulation|

One of the best ways you can prepare your home for the cooler months is to make sure that you have proper insulation throughout your home. However, like many homeowners, you may be unsure exactly what type of insulation your home needs, and how much to install. Here’s a quick insulation 101 primer. […]

Insulation And Ventilation: 2 Remedies For An Attic That’s Running A Temp

By | August 16th, 2012|Insulation|

When your attic is running a temperature due to inadequate insulation and ventilation, your whole house gets sick. You may not realize it, but your attic can actually reach temperatures as high as 200 degrees during the summer, and that heat is capable of raising your utility bill by as much as 20 percent. Taking simple measures to ensure proper attic insulation and ventilation will increase your home comfort and lower your energy usage. […]

An Easy Guide To Arkansas Home Insulation

By | April 12th, 2012|Insulation|

After seeing how high your winter heating bills can be without adequate home insulation, you may be interested in making an improvement to your walls and attic floor. It’s possible to add insulation to your existing home, though many types of insulation are designed to work only with new construction projects. Here’s a look at several varieties of home insulation and where they are used. […]

Manage Air Leaks, And Stop Energy Loss In Your Home

By | December 6th, 2011|Air ducts, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Insulation|

During the winter, air leaks can cause considerable energy loss in your home — which drives up your heating bills and puts unnecessary wear on your heating system. […]

Is It Time For A Cooling Equipment Upgrade? Lingo You Should Know

By | September 20th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Ductwork, Energy Evaluations, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Insulation, Service & Maintenance, Technicians, Thermostats|

If you’re about to invest in a cooling equipment upgrade, we have some concepts and terms that may benefit your search. […]

Landscaping This Summer? A Well-Designed Plan Can Help You Insulate Your Home

By | August 4th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, Insulation, Service & Maintenance|

Landscaping around your home to work with the climate of Northwest Arkansas, as well as the conditions around your building, can help insulate against solar gain and winter wind. While it may seem like it could take years to reap the benefits of landscaping, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average home will start seeing long-term energy savings in fewer than eight years. […]

Need To Replace Cooling Equipment ASAP? Consider All Your Options Using These Replacement Questions

By | July 19th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Insulation, Service & Maintenance, Technicians|

With summer already blazing in northwest Arkansas, you need to know you can rely on your cooling equipment at all times. If yours has recently failed, you may be wrestling with the decision of trying to get it repaired or replacing it altogether. Ask yourself these questions when you are trying to determine which would be more cost-effective. […]

Home Advisor’s Energy-Savings Tips For Residents In Arkansas

By | July 12th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Ductwork, Energy Evaluations, Heating, High-Efficiency, Insulation, Programmable, Service & Maintenance, Thermostats, Water Heaters|

How would you like to have your monthly electricity and gas bills cut down by one-third? […]

Attic-Sealing Strategies Give Homeowners In Northern Arkansas A Solid Plan For Efficiency And Comfort

By | July 7th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Energy Evaluations, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Insulation, Mold, Service & Maintenance, Ventilation|

With summer in full effect in Northwest Arkansas, it’s time to make sure your house stays as energy efficient as possible.  Heat from your attic can have a detrimental effect so it’s important to be familiar with several attic sealing strategies that can help you save money.   […]

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