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Summer is here, hotter than ever, and we have been receiving numerous calls from customers saying, “why is my upstairs hotter than the rest of the house?” “Why is it hot upstairs at night when I am trying to go to sleep?” And, “why can’t I get even heating and cooling in my house?” These questions are major concerns that need to be addressed immediately and depending on the home, there could be a variety of reasons as to why. Based off of our experience, there are four key issues as to why the upstairs is hotter than the rest of the house.
Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk is generally used for cracks and openings between stationary house components such as around door and window frames, and weatherstripping is used to
A house we recently audited was interesting because it was built to be quite an efficient home, with brick veneers and R-13 insulation in the walls. At a first glance, one would assume that this home would have a low infiltration rate, low energy bills, and also perform efficiently. However, upon entering the home we discovered quickly how uncomfortable the house was and how high the customers energy bills were. As we began our energy
To all homeowners who are sick and tired of the nauseating smell of cigarettes encroaching your home from the outside, we hope this blog provides useful weatherization tips to help reduce the smoke and smell of cigarettes into your home. Lets first begin by explaining the “stack effect”. Heat rises in a home, goes to the top of the house where it can escape. Once warm air escapes, a negative pressure at the bottom of
Working to reduce the amount of water you use at home is a sustainable practice that will help to lower your water bill. There are several simple but very effective steps you can take at home to help you save on you water usage and thereby reduce your water bill. Let’s first look at what you can do with your kitchen and bathroom faucets. Here the aerator can be your best friend—it is a great