How To Install Attic Rafter Vents When Adding Insulation

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    If you are increasing the amount of insulation in your home then it is important that you consider your attic venting system before you install your insulation. Attic insulation will keep the interior of your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer but for your attic to remain cool it needs proper air flow. In most new homes that means that under the overhang of your roof you have soffit vents …

    How To Perform a do it yourself Home Energy Audit

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      A friend that just bought a 1927 home is wondering what they can do to improve their home insulation and reduce their heating and cooling bills. Although best results would come from having a professional perform a home energy audit it is easy enough to do some of the steps yourself and see what types of results you can get before taking the next step of paying someone to audit your home.

      Some electric and gas …

      How To Choose between Blown or Bat Insulation and Fiberglass or Cellulose

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        A friend that lives in the Northwest is asking about insulating their home that they just purchased before winter kicks in. They have done a little research and called a few contractors for estimates but they are still not completely sure which material is best for their situation.

        They will be insulating both their walls and their attic space and the home is already built so the wall insulation will mean having a contractor blow insulation …

        How To – Denim Post Production Waste As An Insulation Alternative To Fiberglass

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          The use of fiberglass and foam insulation in homes has been widely accepted as the cheapest and most efficient method of reducing heat loss however there are organizations that are experimenting with the use of post manufacturing waste as an alternative.

          America and the world wears a lot of Denim and cotton products that produce huge amounts of waste for the manufacture. Although Cotton being a natural fiber will break down much quicker then a …

          Remember To Take Your Tax Refunds For Home Improvements

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            Well if you haven’t started yet now is about the time you should think about collecting all of your forms and preparing your taxes. One good thing you may not have realized is there are a lot of home improvement incentives that can reduce your taxes.

            Under the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 tax incentives are available for those who made energy efficient upgrades to their homes through December 31, 2010.

            And …

            How To – Money Saving Tips For Electric Baseboad Heaters

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              Search : Fahrenheat Electric Baseboard Heater - 1000 Watt; 48in. width, Model# F2544Depending on where you live electric baseboard heaters can either be your primary or secondary heating source.  Heating with electric can be expensive and is often higher then the cost of oil or gas in either forced hot air systems or baseboard hot water delivery systems.

              The people that benefit the most from their use are in homes located in the southern part of …

              How To – Room Soundproofing

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                Room soundproofing is one of the most important aspects of livability in today’s homes.

                The need for soundproofing is not only found in populated city centers and homes that are built near high traffic locations but can be required for suburban settings in developments where you may have loud neighbors or even for that mom and dad of teenagers that need their sleep for the next day in work.

                Soundproofing should not really be confused with …

                How To – Exterior Insulation Considerations & Methods

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                  In the past few years there has been a movement in the remodeling industry to add insulation to the exterior of buildings when new siding is being applied. Here we will look at the advantage of this process and drawbacks that come with it. It is important to weigh the good and the bad when implementing any new technology.

                  The process is relatively simple as far as the installation of the foam board insulation goes.

                  First …

                  How To – Pipe Insulation Save Money Better Comfort

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                    Whether its been a long cold day and you need just need a hot shower to relax or if you just hate waiting for the water to run hot in your faucets there is a simple inexpensive way to reduce water and fuel use for heating hot water and improve the quality of your services.

                    Insulating Hot Water lines has been a necessity for a long time in homes that have an unheated crawl space …

                    How To – Insulating Foundation Walls

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                      There are 2 basic ways that you can insulate your foundation wall and doing so is important if you want to have a comfortable living area in your basement.

                      The first method is to install foam insulation board on the exterior of the foundation after it has cured but before it has been back filled with dirt. This step can only be done at the time of construction.

                      Note: When installing foam board insulation on the …