AC DraftShield Covers

By Robert Robillard

Battic Door AC DraftShield Covers At this year’s JLC LIVE trade show I got a chance to look at, and learn about the AC DraftShield Covers from Battic Door Attic Access Solutions. The AC DraftShield Cover is a much more effective means of sealing your air-conditioning system registers, preventing heat loss, and keeping cold air…

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7 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

By Robert Robillard

Winterizing Your Home By Tim Smith Outside of Florida, every state has its winter jokes. If you have more miles on your snow blower than on your car, you must live in Michigan. Colorado has three seasons: July, August and winter. No doubt about it – North America is cold. Even the Vikings left. Those…

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Detecting Home Energy Leaks with Infrared Thermometers

By Robert Robillard

Detect Home Energy Leaks with Infrared Thermometers Nearly everyone can relate to the difficulties in keeping their home warm during winter and cool during summer. At times it can seem like an insurmountable challenge, particularly if your home is poorly insulated, or there are areas within the home where air leaks are present. But there…

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What Homeowners Should Know about CNG

By Robert Robillard

The process of switching to natural gas With the price of electricity still on the rise, homeowners have been encouraged to look at options beyond regular natural gas. There are many ways that homeowners can potentially conserve energy, and while the ideal energy solution would be a solar panel or wind turbine installed in every…

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Solar Panels

By Robert Robillard

The Best Renewable Energy Installations for your Home Home owners are offered a vast array of renewable energy installations. But, the most frequent question is – which one works best for your home? This article will provide you with the answer as well as some other useful tips regarding renewable energy sources and installations. The…

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Attic Ventilation Fans

By Robert Robillard

Photo source: greendcdaily.com Are Attic Fans worth installing? I’m not a big fan of attic ventilation fans.   Attic ventilation fans are usually mounted in the upper slope of the roof and are designed to cool the attic, save energy on cooling costs and extend the life of the roof shingles. These thermostatically controlled bfans push…

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Build Warmer Walls

By Robert Robillard

Advanced Wall Framing Many builders use too many wall studs in their corners, sometimes tripling up on studs to create the corner and adequate nailers for wallboard. The problem with this is that the triple studs do not perform as well thermally as fiberglass insulation does. T-Wall Intersection: Others carpenters and builders deal with this…

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Preventing Ice Dams

By Robert Robillard

How To Prevent Ice Dams What is an ice dam? An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings,…

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