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All Insulation Is Not Equal: Cellulose vs. FiberglassGiven the warm and sunny South Florida climate, insulation is an afterthought to many local homeowners. However, properly insulating your home helps you save money and reduce energy consumption in all types of weather. It inhibits thermal transfer, helping prevent the escape of cool indoor air during the summer and maintaining an even, comfortable indoor temperature during the winter. Not all types of insulation are made equal, though, and it's useful to understand the differences between two of the most commonly used products: cellulose and fiberglass. Read the rest of this entry

attic insulation palm beach county floridaWhile most of the country is concerned with keep their homes warm during the winter months, homeowners in southern Florida typically don’t worry as much about it. Sure, there are some chilly nights, but your greatest concern likely is keeping heat out and air conditioning in during most of the year. That’s why checking your attic insulation may not be at the top of your to-do list. However, it should be, as your attic insulation is your first and best defense in the fight to lower your energy bills and ensure that your home maintains a consistent and comfortable temperature all year long. Read the rest of this entry

insulation basics palm beach county floridaYou likely have heard talk about how important insulation is to maintaining your home’s energy efficiency, but do you know if your home measures up? Many homeowners struggle to understand how much insulation their house requires, where to install it, and what type to use. To help you enjoy a more comfortable and energy-efficient home, here is a quick guide to household insulation. Read the rest of this entry

ventilationThough you may not ever give it much thought, your attic is capable of reaching temperatures of up to 200 degrees, which can increase your utility bill by as much as 20 percent. Taking the time to ensure that your attic insulation and ventilation is up to snuff will boost your home comfort and promote energy savings. Read the rest of this entry

Ventilation-and-insulationWhen your attic is running a temperature, it becomes an infectious problem that causes your entire house to suffer. Your attic is capable of reaching temperatures as high as 150 degrees, and that heat can raise your household energy spending by as much as 20 percent. In order to keep your home (and your wallet) healthy, you must take measures to ensure adequate insulation and ventilation. Read the rest of this entry

figure7.04Cooling season has arrived in South Florida, and temperatures continue to climb. The persistent hum of the air conditioner can be heard throughout the area as the need to stay cool and comfortable intensifies. A great way to make the most of the conditioned air within your home is by keeping it where it belongs. Read on to find out how the proper attic insulation can help you do just that. Read the rest of this entry

imagesBoosting energy efficiency with insulation is a cost-effective and relatively easy way to increase your home’s comfort level. Before you add additional insulation, though, make sure you choose the right type of insulation for your home and for the Palm Beach area to reap maximum savings.? Read the rest of this entry

03_attic-ducts2Whether your home is new or vintage, one thing that’s certainly needed for comfortable living in Florida is an efficient cooling system. One of the most important things to keep in mind is eliminating air loss. Depending on whether your home is new or vintage, there are things you can do to protect yourself against air loss. Read the rest of this entry

ductwork-installationIs your ductwork properly insulated against unconditioned air in the attic, garage and crawl space? These are the most common unconditioned locations to have ductwork run through, and they can waste 10 to 30 percent of the energy consumed to keep your home comfortable. This wasted energy can be prevented by installing duct insulation to duct runs traveling through these locations. Read the rest of this entry