Today so many homeowners like to do-it-themselves and, in many cases, they do a darn good job. But in the world of construction, there are a few projects that are better left to the professionals. One of those is insulating your home. Here are 10 reasons insulation jobs can get tricky: Homeowners have a difficult … Continue reading Considering DIY? 10 Reasons to Leave Insulation to the Professionals
Insulation is seldom discussed but is crucial to the well-being, comfort, and protection of a family. Often, the original insulation installed will last for many years. But sometimes, problems happen, such as: Older homes that have insulation that is hazardous to the family’s health. Leaks in the roof of the house have damaged the existing … Continue reading A+ Quality in Every Insulation Installation
Air conditioning season can be brutal on your budget. Energy bills soar and it makes you start to question everything about your home. Is your air conditioner losing efficiency? Does your home need more insulation? Should you invest in new, energy-efficient windows? The team at A+ took a look at all of your options. Look … Continue reading Make Your Home Energy Efficient This Summer
There are a lot of ways you can improve your home, from security, to energy savings, to remodeling, but one improvement will pay you back the fastest. Adding or upgrading your insulation has a fast turn around when it comes to return on your investment. Since insulation is responsible for up to 70% of the … Continue reading Which Home Improvement Has the Fastest ROI?
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?