Understanding Window Efficiency Labels and How To Lower Your Utility Bills With An Energy Efficiency Evaluation…

Scheduling an energy efficiency evaluation of your home and learning more about how much you can save is an eye opening experience. New windows are a major way to keep the work done by your HVAC System INSIDE your home or office! With the current emphasis on energy efficient windows, the National Fenestration Rating Council has… [Read More]

What Temperature Should My Thermostat Be Set For In The Winter?

How do you determine the best heating temperature for your home? It is still coat and scarf weather outside but indoors we are enjoying the heat of summer.  Do you sometimes wonder if your heating temperature is set too high in the winter? Or maybe even too low?  We would like to share some data… [Read More]

Energy Efficiency Tip #10 – Sealing Your Basement To Keep Heat In During the Winter and Cool Air Inside During the Summer

So far in this Energy Efficiency series, we’ve been talking about sealing, insulating, and venting your attic. We also explained how to insulate your attic hatch. The last step to make your house energy efficient is sealing air leaks in your basement. A home that keeps the heat in (or out) will help your HVAC… [Read More]

Energy Efficiency Tip #9 – Sealing and Insulating The Attic Hatch, Door, or Pull-down Stairs

So far in this Energy Efficiency series, we’ve been talking about sealing, insulating, and venting your attic. Before we move on to sealing and insulating your basement, we need to make sure the attic hatch causing energy leaks.  Sealing and Insulating An Attic Hatch Instead of having your hatch rest on finishing molding, you should cut 1×3… [Read More]

Energy Efficiency Tip #8 – Sealing Areas Around Recessed Lighting Fixtures In Your Attic

So far in this Energy Efficiency series, we’ve been talking about sealing, insulating, and venting your attic. In this article we will finally conclude our work in your attic by making sure any recessed lighting in the attic floor is handled and sealed correctly.   Potential Problems with Recessed Lighting Recessed lighting that protrudes into your… [Read More]

Energy Efficiency Tip #7 – Creating the Right Amount of Natural Attic Ventilation

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]

Energy Efficiency Tip #6 – Checking Your Attic Insulation Levels

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]

Energy Efficiency Tip #5: Sealing and Insulating Small Gaps in the Attic

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]

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]