For first time homeowners, there’s a steep learning curve about the what goes into purchasing and making a great house a home. Insulating your home is not something that immediately springs to mind but the benefits it provides should put it high up on your priority list. Insulating will help control and maintain the temperature … Continue reading First Time Homeowners? Here’s What You Need to Know About Insulation
Instead of using your attic as a stockroom where you dump old and unusable things, why not transform it to become your children’s next playroom? Most of the time, it’s annoying to clean bedrooms littered with toys, and having your children play in the living room or in the kitchen can be harmful to them. … Continue reading Turn Your Attic Into A Playroom
There are a lot of possible reasons why people decide to build their own workshop shed. It may be for extra storage, a place for your own time and for quiet, or a place where you can work on your own personal projects. No matter what is the reason behind building it, it is likely … Continue reading Insulating a Workshop Shed: Why It Shouldn’t Be Overlooked
Electricity bills tend to increase in summer. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) explains the higher demand for electricity during the hot season inflates electricity rates. More generation sources have to be added to meet the demand. It’s crucial to keep your home cool as much as possible during summer. Otherwise, you’re likely to use … Continue reading Will Insulating Your Attic Make Your Home Cooler This Summer?
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