Now that your attic insulation levels are correct, it’s time to make sure you have the right amount of natural ventilation in your attic. You need to allow cold air to flow through your attic vents because the combination of insulation and cold air flow prevent ice buildup on the roof which can cause damage…. [Read More]
When temperatures drop… furnaces get used and after a bit of use some homeowners will see water collecting around their furnaces. First of all, furnaces don’t use water to operate so we need to figure out what is causing the water problem. Of course it’s always best to let a professional HVAC contractor take a look… [Read More]
Now that all the small gaps in the attic have been fixed, it’s time to check your attic insulation levels and add more if needed. This is so important because the attic is the best place to add insulation to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Heat rises so you want to… [Read More]
Furnace Tips – Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Best Ways To Get Your Furnace Blowing Hot Air Again!
So your Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky furnace is blowing cold air instead of hot air? Well the good news is that your furnace’s motor is still running! Let look into a what else could be causing your cold air problems. Check the Thermostat If you walk by a vent and feel cold air instead of… [Read More]
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]
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]