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Pipe Insulation Do-it-Yourself Guide

Homebuilders too often overlook pipe insulation. Some shady contractors wishing to cut corners in order to keep the bottom line low for their clients will leave out these options often, but pipe insulation is essential for the performance and long service-life of piping systems. So it is often these kinds of additions that homeowners will [...]
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Weatherstripping & Caulking Your Home

Weatherstripping and caulking may be the easiest ways to increase energy efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs for your home. Caulking and weather-stripping prevents air from entering or escaping the home, and also prevents the spread of moisture around pipes, drains, and faucets. Replacement weather-stripping is usually available at most building supply and hardware [...]
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Ten Ways to Lower Home Air Conditioning Costs

With summer around the corner and warmer temperatures on the way it’s a good time to plan ways to lower your home air conditioning. This year especially, with energy costs rising, we all want to stay cool and comfortable at home without spending a fortune! So, we have compiled a list of the top ten [...]
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Cellulose Insulation Facts & Do-it-Yourself Guide

Homeowners have more choices than ever when deciding on the insulation for their homes. Plastic foams, rock wool, cellulose and even cotton insulation are readily available. Insulation materials come in many forms. They are sprayed, stapled, blown, nailed or simply laid in place. The choices can be difficult to sort through, but cellulose insulation is [...]
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Benefits of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

Insulated or Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) give you all the benefits that have made concrete popular over the years. Concrete forms offer the same wind and fire resistance, but also offer an additional built in layers of foam insulation. Homes built with insulated concrete forms offer homeowners greater energy efficiency and less noise pollution from [...]