Home Cooling 101

Home Cooling 101: A comprehensive infographic from the U.S. Department of Energy not only explains the basics about air conditioning and other cooling systems, but also provides recommendations to consider, such as ventilation and how to effectively lower your cooling costs thus lowering your monthly expenditures. This Home Cooling 101  infographic is a great...

Recessed Lighting 101

Recessed lights provide both ambient and task lighting. From bathrooms and kitchens to entry ways and living rooms, recessed lighting looks attractive in just about any area of your home, as long as it’s installed correctly. Also known as pot lighting and canned lighting, these lights are commonly mounted in the ceiling, but can...

New Home Energy Efficiency

Step #1: Invest in a Home Energy Audit Before you can make or increase your new home energy efficiency, it’s important to arm yourself with as much information as possible, so that you know and understand where you correctly stand. To learn more about how a home energy audit can help you, please click...

Upgraded Home Energy Audits

In 2007, Google deployed a fleet of vehicles with roof-mounted cameras, which allowed them to provide its “Maps” users with detailed street-level images of neighborhood roadways around the world. The concept of using vehicles equipped with cameras paved the way for a revolutionary startup company by the name of Essess to recently unleash a...

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What is the R-Value and It’s Importance in Insulation?

Whether you are purchasing insulation for your home on your own or you are hiring a professional insulation company like Banker Insulation, it is important to consider the R-Value. There are more than a few factors to help select the right insulation for the home and the R-Value is a factor that is used...

Advantages of Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose is one of the oldest types of insulating material in use today. Some examples of cellulose based insulators are, cotton, straw, corncob and newspaper. There are four major types of cellulose insulation. They are, dry cellulose, spray cellulose, stabilized cellulose and low dust cellulose. Each type has its own specific uses.  Dry cellulose is...

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