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Consider Your Insulation Options

There are several insulation products that can be used to improve the insulation of your home and reduce energy costs. The installation method is dictated by the insulation type. The effectiveness of insulation is measured by its thermal insulation or R value, normally shown as a value per inch of thickness; the higher the value…

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Check Your Insulation for Fall

Americans spend a lot of money on energy to ensure comfortable living, especially during the cold of winter and heat of summer.  To get the most out of the money you spend on heating and cooling, it is important to have sufficient insulation. This will help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer…

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Compare Insulation Performance: Cellulose vs. Fiberglass

Temperature extremes in the winter and summer make a home’s insulation of the utmost importance for maintaining a comfortable indoor climate. Homeowners have the choice of using cellulose or fiberglass insulation, and it’s important to understand the differences in insulation performance of each. Fiberglass insulation is made of spun glass fibers that are layered in a…

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Improving Home Insulation? Get In On These 3 Perks

One of the most important things you can do this fall is to make sure your home is properly insulated. Even if you have insulation, many homes don’t have enough, and so aren’t getting the full effects. Here are three benefits to improving home insulation that will help you through the Metro-East winter and throughout…

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4 Key Areas Where It Pays To Boost Your Insulation

Proper insulation of your home provides both comfort and significant savings in energy costs. For maximum energy efficiency in your home, boost your insulation in these four critical areas. Attic An improperly insulated attic can suck heat from your living spaces in winter, and radiate it downward in the summer, putting an extra load on your…

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Frozen Pipes: Preventing A Problem You Definitely Don’t Want

At the top of the list of least-desirable phrases homeowners want to hear is: Frozen pipes. Not only are frozen pipes just plain inconvenient and a huge undertaking to repair and clean up, but they’re an expense that’s fairly easy to avoid — if you know how to prevent this problem. Oddly enough, it’s not…

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Getting A Grip On Your Heating Costs

Living in the Midwest, you know that finding ways to manage heating costs is a priority every winter. In fact, heating costs often comprise well over half of a homeowner’s total energy budget, so it’s wise to figure out how you can reduce heating costs, without impacting home comfort. There are a variety of ways…

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Ice Dams: The Telltale Sign That Your Attic Needs Attention

Ice dams on your roof in the winter are not just a nuisance. Once ice develops on your roof’s eaves, serious damage can occur to the home. In addition, ice dams can be a sign of significant problems within your attic. Southwest Illinois is particularly vulnerable to ice dams. Due to our position bordering the…

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Insulation — From Batts To Loose Fill, A Guide

Insulation helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer by providing thermal resistance in areas where heat is likely to escape or (in the summer) enter your home. There are many different forms of insulation available today. These are all quick guidelines to the types of insulation that are available…

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