Monthly Archives: July 2012

Conducting a Home Energy Audit

Conducting a home energy audit is one of the first and most effective steps any homeowner can take towards making their home more energy efficient. A home energy audit will assist in the evaluation of home energy consumption levels and spotlight areas where efficiency requires improvement (and can be improved). It is very important to […]

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Understanding R-Value

Before getting into what R-value means, it is probably a good idea to re-visit what insulation actually is and its intended purpose. Essentially, the basic role of insulation is to resist, or hinder, the transfer of heat or cold. The desired effect this has on structure is to maintain a desired internal temperate, which is […]

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The Many Benefits of Proper Insulation

The are already enough expenses in life for most people, so why add to them when there are simple solutions readily available to offset the cost of home ownership. One of life’s biggest investments, and also the most rewarding, is owning a house. Is there anything, other than children, that people are so emotionally involved […]

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Glossary of Insulation Terms

If you’re just starting out on your home insulation project, you’re likely going to be researching your options. While you consider different materials and application methods, you’ll come across all sorts of terms that may be confusing, but are important to know. Here’s a brief sampling of some common terms used in the insulation world […]

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Natural Building Money Saving Tips

The great thing about natural building is how inexpensive it is if one plans ahead. Most of the material needed can be acquired for free, or found used for very little money. Most cities have a “Used” website where many building material can be acquired for free, cheap or in trade. In the case of […]

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The Advantages of Natural Building

In recent years the concern for our environment and what individuals can do to help protect it, have reached an all time high. The effects that society is having on our planet were well documented in the popular Al Gore film, “An Inconvenient Truth.” The film clearly showed that dramatic changes in global lifestyles are […]

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