Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘R-value’

Don’t Be Fooled by These Insulation Myths

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Don't Be Fooled by These Insulation MythsNot just for winter, insulation also holds off the intense Fresno summer heat. Avoiding some common misconceptions about this material will help you weatherize your home more efficiently.

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Time to Assess the Insulation in Your Attic

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Time to Assess the Insulation in Your AtticAir leaks and poor insulation in the attic will make it more difficult to keep your home cool during the summer and warm in the winter. While air leaks allow conditioned air to escape and hot or cold air to infiltrate your home in winter and summer, respectively, inadequate or missing insulation allows heat to transfer in and out. Both issues force your HVAC system to work harder to compensate. Before the cool fall weather arrives, assess the insulation in your attic to determine if it needs more.

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What’s Your Insulation R-Value?

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

What's Your Insulation R-Value?Whether you are heating or cooling your home in the Fresno area, the quantity and quality of the insulation in the walls, floors and ceilings will heavily influence the amount you pay for conditioning your home. To keep your utility bills reasonable, you should make sure that the insulation in your home meets the minimum insulation R-value for the local climate.

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Sufficient Insulation Works As A Virtual Coat for Your Area Home

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The best heating and cooling system your hard-earned money can buy for your Fresno area home will be of little use if your home is poorly insulated. Insulation is a one-time investment that pays great dividends year after year in fuel savings, conserved resources, and increased comfort for you and your family. Let’s review the basics, from top to bottom, starting with vocabulary:

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Insulation Basics: Fiberglass vs. Cellulose

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Insulation Basics: Fiberglass vs. CelluloseFiberglass and cellulose are popular among contractors and homeowners as inexpensive yet effective insulation material. Both offer excellent performance and relatively easy installation despite their differences in appearance and composition. Properly installed insulation not only helps reduce heat flow into the home during summer and out of the home during winter, but it also helps reduce high energy bills.

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Choosing The Right Type Of Insulation For The Attic

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Adding more insulation for the attic is a great way to lower your heating and cooling bills for decades to come. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to increase the thermal protection in the attic is to blow in insulation using loose fill. It’s a reasonably easy and affordable project that will last for decades, as long as you choose the right insulation for our climate.

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Taking Charge Of the Batts In Your Attic: Get Your Gear Together

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Adding batts in the attic – insulation batts – offers protection against heat transfer, giving your home’s uppermost region a fighting chance during the heating season to lock in comfortable home temperatures and limit energy consumption. Here’s a guide to choosing and installing insulation batts in the attic:

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Use These Tips To Evaluate Your Attic Insulation

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

While you might be concerned about losing energy through your attic, there might be more problems up there than not having enough insulation. It may be getting wet, too.

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