We’ve sealed some of the larger gaps already so now it’s time to tackle the smaller gaps. They will be harder to find and may be buried under insulation, so look for spots where insulation is darkened due to dusty air passing through. If you attic is really cold then you may find frost on… [Read More]
What’s the Right Humidity Level in My Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Home or Office? How to Know When You Need a Humidifier!
Are your lips cracking? Are you experiencing dry-itchy skin? Frequent nose bleeds? Sinus problems? If you are experiencing these symptoms you may need a humidifier. How Humidifiers Help When temperatures drop, so does the moisture in the air. When this happens, it causes dry skin and sinus problems from the lack of moisture. Humidifiers will… [Read More]
Energy Efficiency Tip #4 – Best Ways To Seal Behind Knee Walls and Around Furnace / Water Heater Flues
If you have a finished attic, then it is likely there are open cavities in the floor framing under the knee walls. Knee Walls are the short walls at the end of a sloped ceiling. You will also have gaps around your furnace or water heater flue or chimney that can allow warm air to leave your house…. [Read More]
Get Your Home Ready for Winter Add weather stripping to doors and windows and calk where you see gaps. Add more insulation in your home or commercial building to save on energy costs Wrap hot water heaters with insulation also Add gaskets on all outside wall electrical outlets and switches Get a Programmable Thermostat and Use… [Read More]
Energy Efficiency Tip #3 – Best Way to Insulate Dropped Soffits in the Attic of Your Northern Kentucky Home or Office.
After you prepare to install new insulation in your home, it’s time to actually install it. This article deals mainly with the best way to insulate dropped soffits from your attic. Some Old Insulation Could Contain Asbestos You may come across some old vermiculite insulation which could contain asbestos which is a serious health hazard. Vermiculite is… [Read More]
Energy Efficiency Tip #2 – How to Prepare to Install New Insulation In Your Home To Save on Energy Bills
After you find air leaks in your home, it’s time to fill them with insulation. To install new insulation in your home requires that you are fully prepared to complete the task. Wear Clothing to Cover All Exposed Skin Fibers in insulation can cause irritation to your skin. This should include a hat, gloves, and OSHA… [Read More]
With cooler weather coming in and warmer weather going out, it’s time to crank up the furnace. Most newer furnaces come with automatic burner ignition but older furnaces still have a standing pilot light that needs to be on for your furnace to work. If you have an older furnace and you’re not getting your… [Read More]
Maintenance Contracts Aren’t Just a Way For Heating and Cooling Companies to Make Money. Your HVAC Equipment Needs It!
Getting maintenance on your Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky HVAC Equipment is similar to getting maintenance on your car. A car is an expensive purchase and you want to get full use long term for your investment. Same goes for your HVAC equipment. At bare minimum your car will need its oil checked, it’s filters replaced, fluids… [Read More]
Refrigerant or “Freon” is used to transfer heat “out of” or “into” your home. The efficiency of your HVAC system is compromised when the right levels of refrigerant are not kept in your HVAC Equipment. If your equipment has too much refrigerant it is said be “over-charged.” If your HVAC equipment has too little refrigerant than its undercharged…. [Read More]
Before the Fall and Winter come by this year it’s best to see what you can do to make your home Energy Efficient now. One of the best ways to save money on heating and cooling your home is sealing and insulating it. Finding Air Leaks People notice air leaks more easily in the winter as they… [Read More]