We all know how a chimney works: Hot air rises, carrying smoke and soot up and out through the roof. The vacuum draws cooler air at hearth level to feed the flames. Most people agree that fireplaces are charming and cozy, and do a lot for a home’s ambiance, but the term “chimney effect” also … Continue reading How The Chimney Effect Burns A Hole In Your Wallet
While lack of Insulation is not a visible problem in your home, it can be a very uncomfortable and costly problem. According to NAIMA (North American Insulation Manufacturers Association), 90% of homes in the U.S. are under-insulated. Insufficient insulation causes excessive heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Homeowners seeking to … Continue reading 3 Reasons Spring Is A Good Time To Insulate Your Home
Here in Kansas City we get all extremes of weather. Unfortunately, the vast changes in temperature result in climbing energy bills. Escape rising energy costs by investing in proper insulation for your home. Most homes are not well insulated (the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) estimates roughly 90 percent of existing U.S. homes are … Continue reading Think You Need New Windows? Insulate Instead & Save
It’s no secret that sealing gaps and adding insulation is a great way to make your home more energy efficient. But the tricky part is knowing where to add that insulation and seal those gaps. Air is invisible, so you can’t see where it is sneaking out. Thanks to a cool new tool, the thermoscan, … Continue reading See Exactly Where Your Home Is Leaking Energy with a Thermoscan
Building codes are put in place for a good reason – to ensure that buildings meet the minimum requirements that building officials consider to be safe, healthy, and reasonable. Imagine if electrical codes were never updated! Homes would still have old knob and tube wiring which, not only would be a safety hazard, would never … Continue reading What You Need to Know about Building Codes When Selling Your Home
Mold needs three things to grow – warmth, a food source, and moisture. Because two of the three conditions necessary for mold growth: warmth (temperatures between 47-120 degrees Fahrenheit), and food (wood, paper, or any organic matter) already exist in our homes, mold can grow just about anywhere there is excessive moisture. Areas where leakage … Continue reading Where Is Mold Hiding In Your Home?
When it comes to insulation, chances are your home may not have enough. Unless you’ve added extra insulation when building your home, or added insulation to the home you bought or renovated, there’s a 9 in 10 chance that it doesn’t have enough. NAIMA (North American Insulation Manufacturers Association) reports that 90% of homes in … Continue reading 9 Signs Your Home Is Under-Insulated
The first oil crisis we faced over 35 years ago sent us scrambling to design more energy-efficient homes and plug the leaks in our existing homes. Despite everything we’ve learned over the last four decades, we continue to live in homes that leak energy. Older Homes Aren’t Doomed to be Hopeless Energy Drains There are … Continue reading Free Home Energy Evaluation, Why Wouldn’t You Have This Done?
For those not in the insulation field, the differences between attic insulation and roof insulation can be hard to distinguish. While both aim to better insulate your home and to reduce heating and cooling bills, there are a few things to know about these types of insulation installations. Attic Insulation vs. Roof Insulation: What’s The … Continue reading Inside Your Insulation: Attic Insulation vs. Roof Insulation
At A+ Insulation, we work hard to take care of our customers and have since opening our doors back in 2004. We value doing the job right, not cutting corners, and standing behind our work. Our technicians are not only masters of their craft, but they’re dedicated customer service experts. We value each and every … Continue reading Feelin’ the Love at A+ Insulation in Kansas City