Tag Archives: R-value

October 3, 2017

Insulating ducts for more efficient HVAC

As we enter the fall season, your customers will be dusting off their heat registers and buying fuel in preparation for colder weather. This means they’ll be thinking about ways to reduce their energy bill, and they will turn to you, their trusted HVAC professional, for solutions. One way your customers can improve the efficiency […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
April 25, 2016

How to begin an insulation retrofit project

Many homeowners are looking for ways to upgrade and improve their homes. One of the most useful and feasible retrofits to existing houses is the addition of insulation. This can reduce energy costs not only by keeping the home warmer in winter but cooler in the summer as well. Conduct an insulation inventory First thing […]

Construction Methods, Installer Tips
May 5, 2015

How Foam Insulation Improves the Building Envelope

In the past, cold drafty houses were the norm. We cranked up the heat to force all that chilly air out. There was also a greater tolerance for uncomfortably warm homes in summer months. But now, whole house air conditioning is so prevalent they can affect entire electric power grids during heat waves. Over the […]

Construction Methods, Rainscreen