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Insulation R Value and Sports Fans: What They Have in Common

November 4, 2014
niki dube
If you’re a loyal sports fan, there is no weather system that will keep you from cheering on your favorite team. Regardless…

How To Save Energy at Home: 10 Tips for Homeowners

October 24, 2014
niki dube
Energy bills seem to be on the rise. To save money you’re going to have to save energy, but how? If each…

What Is a Home Energy Audit?

October 17, 2014
niki dube
The term audit may cause your pulse to race, your palms to sweat and your hair to stand on end. Take a…
Heat Transfer

Heating Your Home: How Heat Spreads

September 17, 2014
There Are 3 Types of Heat: Radiation, Conduction and Convection Heat transfers in and out of your home three different ways. An…
Places to Air Seal

DIY Home Insulation: 10 Gaps You Can Air Seal Yourself

September 11, 2014
How to Save Energy at Home by Air Sealing 10 Leaky Spots This post is part of our Max DYI Series, which…
Attic insulation

DIY Attic Insulation: How to Insulate an Attic

September 9, 2014
Is Your Old DC Attic Leaking Air (and Money)? We’ll Show You How to Fix It This post is part of our…

9 Steps to Drill and Fill Wall Insulation Projects

August 21, 2014
I’m excited today to walk through the steps of drill and fill wall insulation. Drill and fill is a way insulate the…


July 10, 2014
Insulation installed prior to 1994 was likely to contain formaldehyde in the fiberglass, a carcinogenic by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) with…

Air Sealing

Air sealing involves using caulks and urethane spray foam to fill small and large cracks in walls, outlets, floors and attics, permanently…

Radiant Barrier Insulation

July 10, 2014
Why Are Radiant Barriers Important? Approximately 75% of heat transfer into a home occurs through the sun’s radiation. High quality radiant foils…