Insulation going green will be a big relief to some peoples health problems. Fiberglass insulation does bother the respiratory system of some. Going green is also good for the planet. Some of the going green insulation is a little more expensive, but in the long run it could save you money on future health problems.
Using recycled denim is one insulation used for going green. It is manufacture commercially and installed like batt insulation. After installing the insulation, you need to glue up plastic sheeting to the studs before installing the drywall. This is your vapor barrier and is very important to use.
Wool is another green insulation. It is very durable and also fire and water resistant. The down side of using these green insulation's is the cost.
One of the most natural of all green insulation's is dirt. If you are getting ready to build a house, you might consider going underground. Building an underground house will save you much money on utility bills over the years. Saving energy is good for your wallet and also the planet thanks you.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
If you live in a climate where it gets cold enough to freeze water, you need to decide how you want to keep your household water from freezing. On some older houses, they are built so low to the ground that it is very hard to access the water lines. You can seal around the foundation so it is air tight and the wind can not blow in. This will help hold the heat from the house from escaping from underneath it, therefore lessening the chances of your water pipes freezing. You can also trench your way under the house to the water lines to wrap them with insulation, or better yet, heat tape. If you live in a mobile home and have occurring problems with water lines freezing, you could reroute your water lines to run through your heat duct work. A busted water line when it is 10 degrees below zero is real hard to work on, so prepare in better weather to prevent a costly disaster. See you next time.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saving energy is a very important thing to do. In the long run it will help the planet, including the animals that we share it with. This saving of energy will also save you money that can be used elsewhere for better purposes. Turn your thermostat down to 65 degrees and dress warmer. You will actually sleep better in a cool room. If dressing warmer is uncomfortable for you, invest in a programmable thermostat that so that you can keep the house cool while you are away and warm it back up just before you arrive home. Also do not forget to to insulate. Most homes are under insulated. This will save you money and make it easier to keep your house heated or cooled in the summer. See you next time.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Double bubble insulation is a foil type insulation that comes in different size rolls. This insulation is used in pole barn buildings, residential houses, and commercial buildings. It has many other commercial uses also. The main advantage of this type of insulation is the ability to reflect longwave radiant heat. Properly installed, this insulation will reflect up to 95% of all radiant heat. It also re radiates only 5% of the heat compared to 90% of ordinary building materials. This makes it an excellent insulation to use in cold and hot climates. It can be used as house-wrap in a new constructed home. This will give the radiant heat effect and will save you money on your utility bills. It can also be placed on top of existing insulation in your home. See you again.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The EdenPure heater is a newer heating system that heats a whole room evenly and efficiently. You can turn your thermostat down on your furnace and by using one of these heaters, you can enjoy savings from 20 to 50 dollars a month or more. They are very safe to be around with no danger of burning, making it ideal for pets, children, and the elderly. There are many different models available, including a EdenPURE personal heater, which is easily moved from room to room and can heat up to 300 sq. feet. Go and get one now and save money on utilities this winter.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Having a fire in your fireplace can be very pretty and relaxing. It is however a very inefficient way of heating. Most of the heat will go up the chimney. When a fireplace is not being used, it can also be a very big heat loss. Seal it up and insulate around it. You will be amazed at the savings. There are many new ways to heat your house, the edenpure heater being one of them. More about this later. See you next time.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
When you are in the kitchen cooking this winter, do not run the exhaust fan for more than 10 or 15 minutes. The same goes for the bathroom. When you are done smelling the place up, run the fan only a short time. These exhaust fans will suck the heat out along with odors, so don't forget about them. Don't go outside to talk to a visitor and leave the door open. There are many things you can do to stop the heat loss, the biggest thing is being aware of what is going on. See you soon.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Insulation can also be used for sound deadening between rooms. This can be very helpful when you want to watch television and your kids are listening to their CD player. It will also help with energy savings and will pay for itself over the years. Insulation can also be used in speaker cabinets to help improve the sound quality. Not only will insulation help keep you warm or cool, it also has other uses. See you again.
When you are buying insulation, always shop around, The same brand and size might be up to 15% higher in different stores. Always call before you go looking. A phone call is much cheaper than using gas to go from store to store. Also ask if the product is in stock and if there is enough for the job you are doing. This will save you time and aggravation from going there first and finding out they do not have what you want. See you all soon.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The cheapest insulation is not always the best buy. The cheapest insulation per R value is the fiberglass roll insulation. This comes in different widths and thicknesses for your convenience. Do not use insulation made for 2 x 6 studs in 2 x 4 studded walls. You will have to crush the insulation in, therefore decreasing the R value. The cheapest board insulation is probably the Styrofoam type. This insulation has very low R value breaks very easy. You will be better off getting a high density foam board insulation. Stay warm this winter, insulate now.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Don't forget about the dryer vents this winter. Seal around the perimeter with good clear silicone caulking. A well maintained dryer will run more efficiently. Keep the vent clear and unobstructed of objects to help prevent a fire. Dried lint will build up in these vents and it is highly flammable. If you do not use your dryer, seal these vents off to prevent heat loss. See you later.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Hi everyone. How is everybody? Before freezing weather sets in, make sure you wrap your water pipes with insulation. There is special insulation made for water lines and pipes. There is a foam piece in the in the shape of the pipe with a slit down the length for easy installation. Also available is heated insulation wrap which is more expensive, but is an excellent investment. You can also wrap the pipes with fiberglass roll insulation. If a pipe freezes and breaks, it will be much more costly than the money you spend on insulating them. So get on it and insulate them now. See you all later.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
In parts of the world near the equator it is hot every day. And I mean hot. To run air conditioning all the time cost lots of money. It is also the cause of frequent brown outs. If every one insulated their homes and businesses better, then demand for energy would go down and perhaps no more brown outs. Windows are a big energy loss. so install insulated glass windows to help your house stay cool. See you all later.
Friday, November 5, 2010
It has been below freezing now and you can feel winter in the wind. It is not to late to insulate for this coming winter. The cheapest insulation will even help to keep your house warm. If your house is poorly insulated, then anything you add to it will help tremendously. The cheapest insulation is probably the Styrofoam board insulation. This usually comes in 4 x 8 sheets and sometimes 2 x 8 sheets. The easiest money savings is to blow in insulation in your attic. The cheapest insulation of this type is called cellulose insulation. It is real dusty to work with but it has real good insulating value. Have a great weekend everybody.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Check your windows now to see if there is any draft. Hold a lit candle around in different ares to see if the flame is being blown. If you detect where the draft is coming in at, that spot needs sealed. Winter creeps closer and you need to catch the small things now. See you next time.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
If you spend much time in your garage, it is a good idea to insulate it. If the interior is unfinished with the wall studs showing, roll insulation will be the easiest way to go. Buy roll insulation with paper faced and put the paper side towards the interior. Then cover with paneling or drywall, depending on your local building codes. And don't forget to insulate the garage door.
Monday, October 25, 2010
The money you spend on insulation products will come back to you many times over. It will also make your house more comfortable and eliminate cold spots in rooms. Installing new energy efficient windows may have a high cost to begin with, but the air drafts will no longer exist. These windows also look good and come in various colors to match your house. Til next time.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Winter is getting closer so insulate now to save money. The easiest way to get savings is to blow insulation in your attic area. There are two different types of insulation for blowing. the cheapest kind to use is the cellulose type blow in. The other type is fiberglass blow in insulation. There are advantages to each kind. The cellulose blow in is dirtier to work with and real dust when blowing. The advantage to this type is the coler it gets, the better it is suppose to work. The fiberglass type is a lot cleaner to blow in.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Insulation is easy to install and will save you a lot of money in the future on energy bills. There are various types of insulation available with many different purposes in mind. People have used types of insulation since ancient times. Always use the right type of insulation for best results.
http://hubpages.com/hub/insulation This is a very good article on different types of insulation.
http://hubpages.com/hub/insulation This is a very good article on different types of insulation.