If you were a fan of Joanna Gaines and her husband Chip from the popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” you’ve probably had the urge to find an old, busted home and give it a makeover. It is inspiring how they’re partly responsible for the bustling real estate market Waco has now. If you paid attention … Continue reading Mindful Flipping: Things to Look Out for When Buying a Fixer-Upper
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), homeowners can save an average of 11% on total energy costs by air sealing their homes and adding insulation in attics and basements. One way to do this is through blow-in insulation. This is when loose-fill material is blown into your attic through a hose, using a … Continue reading Fiberglass vs. Cellulose: Which Works Best as a Blow-In Insulation Material?
Insulation is the wonder material that keeps you comfortable in your home. It keeps the interiors warm in winter and cool in summer. For all the good it does, however, insulation can pose a threat to your home’s safety and to your health when not installed properly. Safety Hazards of Insulation Improper insulation can cause … Continue reading Safety and Insulation: A Complete Guide
Proper insulation is essential in keeping your house toasty on cold winter nights and cool on warm summer days. Because of its versatility in providing comfort within the home, the average American can save around 20% in heating and cooling costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) guide to home insulation. The DOE … Continue reading Spray Foam Insulation: More Expensive but More Effective
Summer in Kansas City officially starts with the Memorial Day weekend, ushering a season of huge, yearly blowouts with Celebration at the Station. Summertime can also get hot in the city. Meteorologists pointed out that the hottest period for the city historically happens from July 15 through July 30, with an average high of 89 … Continue reading Pre-Season Prep: Getting Your Home Ready for a Hot Summer
Effective insulation can significantly drive down your energy bills. This is especially true during the winter when heating systems have to work overtime to increase a room or a home’s temperature. Basement Insulation: How It Drives Down Your Energy Expenditures You may overlook your basement as a place to add insulation. This is normally not … Continue reading Insulate Your Basement and Decrease Your Energy Bill
Proper insulation is vital to keeping your home comfortable all year. It also makes your heating and cooling system efficient, leading to lower energy bills. All in all, it’s a smart investment. You can install some minor insulation materials on your own, but calling in the professionals for the bigger projects is always smarter. Their … Continue reading Find the Right Contractor by Asking These Questions
Effective insulation can significantly drive down your energy bills. This is especially true during the winter, when heating systems have to work overtime to increase a room or a home’s temperature. Basement Insulation: How It Drives Down Your Energy Expenditures You may overlook your basement as a place to add insulation. This is normally not … Continue reading Insulate Your Basement and Decrease Your Energy Bill
Today, both businesses and consumers are realigning to become more sustainable and energy-efficient. Energy efficiency focuses on minimizing the power required to use certain products and services. Not only does energy efficiency reduce heating and cooling costs, but it also helps the environment by reducing emissions released by power plants. The average household in the … Continue reading Insulating Your New Home: The Key to Energy Efficiency
Kansas City regularly updates building codes to protect the safety, health, and welfare of local residents. Updates to the code minimize safety hazards at home, especially electricity-related ones. These updates almost always include insulation industry codes. Code updates push homeowners to address insulation issues and replace them when necessary. Household Possibilities: Is It Time to … Continue reading Should You Insulate Your Interior Walls?