What’s the Best Type of Insulation for My Attic?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

What's the Best Type of Insulation for My Attic?A properly insulated attic not only improves energy performance, but it also helps your home maintain a comfortable temperature all year-round. Energy Star states that central California homes should add R25 to R38 insulation in attics that are already insulated and R30 to R60 insulation in uninsulated attics. The best type of insulation for your attic depends on the type of insulation already in it, its age and your home’s sun exposure.

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Air Leaks Hurt Your Home’s HVAC System: Learn How to Locate a Leak

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Air Leaks Hurt Your Home's HVAC System: Learn How to Locate a LeakAir leaks can threaten the air quality in your home, as well as raising your energy bills. Unfortunately, they’re all too common. Fixing leaks is usually fairly simple, but finding them can be a challenge.

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Finding Air Leaks and Sealing Them Properly Can Cut Energy Costs

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Finding Air Leaks and Sealing Them Properly Can Cut Energy CostsLocating and effectively sealing air leaks in your Fresno area home is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve your home’s indoor comfort level and, at the same time, conserve the energy used for heating and cooling the home. There are dozens of products available for efficiently sealing air leaks, and it’s important to buy and properly apply the ones that best suit your needs. Generally speaking, weatherstripping will be used for sealing leaks around moveable objects such as doors and window sashes, while caulking is best for sealing the gaps and cracks found in stationary areas such as window frames, walls, floors and foundations. For larger cracks and openings, use spray foam.

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Furnace Inspection? Yours Should Be a Snap With These Tips

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Furnace Inspection? Yours Should Be a Snap With These TipsOnce a year you should have a furnace inspection done by a qualified technician. Now that autumn is well under way, you should probably start thinking about having it inspected soon. But when you hire someone to inspect it, what should you expect?

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Sealing Air Leaks: You Simply Can’t Refute The Benefits

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Sealing Air Leaks: You Simply Can't Refute The BenefitsNow that the weather has cooled off, it’s a good time to think about sealing air leaks in your home that increase heating and cooling bills. The primary places where air enters or leaves are around your windows, exterior doors, and places where pipes, cables or wires enter your home. In fact, it’s so important that the state requires that all new homes be tested for airtightness

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