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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Insulation going green

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.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Water Lines

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

Energy Savings

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

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.