At one point the advice was not to insulate gas water heaters. You may now see advice that you should to improve energy efficiency. Insulating can help, but you need to do it correctly.
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A further question to ask is should I insulate a home built the 1920s? There are different schools of thought to this question, so let us explore the reasoning behind why you will hear different contractors make various suggestions.
To have better energy efficiency we need insulation. For design reasons, we want a recessed light. These two things do not always go together.
We want insulation in our homes, but can insulation cause a problem? Improperly installed insulation can.
Any break in you insulation allows for a great reduction in your energy efficiency, but you may not realize it, there could be a good number of breaks in your attic insulation.
To make your home green, you should understand a little building science to make wiser choices.
Insulation does not simply hold hot or cold air in place
When you have an attached garage, or you are creating a conditioned workspace in a garage, you will need to insulate the doors to improve your energy efficiency.
I have been studying insulation lately, and how homeowners could improve their energy efficiency, but then I remembered moisture control.
Attic doors can be problematic, because they allow the temperature from the attic flow through to your conditioned space.
Your home’s insulation may not be complete, causing you to loose money.
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My home inspections reveal many problems with insulation or preventing the loss of conditioned air, or the intrusion of heat or cold into the home. Here are some simple steps to take to tighten the seal of an older home.
After having been on many home inspections, I feel that passive designs can be better for the home, but mechanical systems have their place; they just have to be thought out well.
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