Monthly Archives: March 2010

How to Detect and Prevent Air Leaks

How To Detect And Prevent Air Leaks In Your Home   If your house has air leaks, your electric or gas bill is going to reflect it pretty quickly. So how do you detect whether you have air leaks in your home and what do you do to prevent them? A heated house is much [...]

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How to insulate a log cabin

Log Cabin owners have a difficult time deciding what to do to insulate their homes.  The logs themselves can easily hold moisture without rotting for a good long time. But, once you introduce insulation on the inside that holds moisture, but breaks down by doing so, you have a rotting problem. So- how do you [...]

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Why do 95% of American homes use Fiberglass?

Studies conducted by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratories show that as outside temperatures get colder, the R-value of fiberglass insulation decreases. Using a full scale climate simulator, ORNL tested loose-fill fiberglass attic insulation rated at R-19 at a variety of temperatures. When outside temperatures dipped to -8°F, the R-19 insulation performed at [...]

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Where does our power come from?

The Energy Information Administration has released information about what energy sources fuel our electricity. 44% comes from burning coal 24% comes from burning natural gas 20% is nuclear 7% is hydro-electric 5% is others, such as windmills, etc. Spring is right around the corner, and before you know it, Summer will be here.  That means, [...]

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