Posts in Category: Energy Savings

How to Prevent Frozen Water Pipes 

Thursday, December 05, 2013 9:48:00 AM Categories: Energy Savings Home Maintenance

frozen pipesEvery winter in the United States, approximately 250,000 homes sustain damage from water pipes that freeze and break. Your home could lose up to 50% of its market value if this happens because once the pipes freeze and break, the water that leaks from them can destroy walls, floors and sub-floors. The good news is that there are some preventative measures you can take to keep your pipes from freezing.

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Renovating an Attic to a Bedroom 

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 3:25:00 PM Categories: Energy Savings Green Living Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation

attic into bedroomHomeowners often think of attic space as an area to store Christmas decorations and old photographs – that is, if we think about the unused square footage at all. Yet the space above your head could easily become a new bedroom; and why not? If you plan on living in your home for a long time to come, turning the attic into usable space means freeing up other space downstairs.

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15 Questions to Ask a Roofer Before Hiring 

Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:22:00 AM Categories: Energy Savings Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation

roofing questionsIf the shingles on your roof are disappearing as quickly as cake at a toddler’s birthday party, it’s probably time to replace your roof. Great Day Improvements has put together this list of 15 questions that every homeowner should ask a potential roofer before signing a contract, so you can ensure the company you hire is reputable and capable of getting the roof done right the first time around.

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Cellulose vs. Fiberglass Insulation 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:01:00 AM Categories: Energy Savings Green Living Home Maintenance

insulation optionsInsulation is the key to efficiently heat and cool your home. Done properly, insulation will return dividends when the weather outside is frightful. As with all steps of construction, there are several decisions to make before insulating. These decisions can range from types, locations and amounts of insulation. To help you choose, we’ll be going over the differences between the two most common insulations used in homes today, cellulose and fiberglass insulation.

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How Much Insulation Do I Need In My Attic? 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:24:00 PM Categories: Energy Savings Green Living Home Maintenance

r value insulationFor most of us the attic is the most used unregulated area in our homes. It becomes a place to store memories and junk and, for some, a nice hideaway for some peace and quiet. However, since it’s also the highest point in the house, and as hot air rises, the attic is a natural path for heat loss to occur. To prevent heat loss the attic space should be well insulated. But how much insulation is enough for the attic?

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Insulation R Value Chart 

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:54:00 PM Categories: Energy Savings

Insulation for your homeInsulation is one of the unsung heroes of the home. It is never seen and rarely does one think about it. While often overlooked, insulation is essential to a comfortable and energy efficient home. However, not all insulations are made the same. There are a number of different materials such as fiberglass and cellulose as well as a number of different forms such as batting and blown in.

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Window Film Energy Savings for Your Home 

Monday, January 28, 2013 10:04:00 AM Categories: Energy Savings Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation Replacement Windows

Window Film Energy Savings for Your HomeWinter is here, and as the song goes, Baby, it’s cold outside. When the temperature drops inside and you can’t get warm without the use of a winter parka, your first instinct might be to reach for the thermometer. You might want to check your windows instead. Some homeowners might consider replacing windows or purchasing new energy-efficient blinds, and while both of these are good options for those with the budget, there’s another solution that’s a little easier on the wallet: window film.  

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