Archive for the ‘attic insulation’ Category

Heat Loss – Symtoms and Solutions| Bridgeview, Blue Island, Plainfield

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

You may have seen it in your neighborhood or as you look at houses on your commute to work — Houses where the gutters are full of ice and large icicle formations.

Houses that are more prone to ice dams often have inadequate insulation or major leakage of warm air from the home into the attic. Studies show that on average, 40% of your heat loss is through the ceiling and out the roof.

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t spend much time in the attic. In fact, the vast majority of Americans only go up to their attics only when dealing with a leaky roof or “animal intruders” like bats, squirrels, or raccoons. When it comes to heating & cooling issues in your home, the attic should not be ignored. (more…)

Stay Warm and Save Money from Chicago to Joliet

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Want to know how to save some extra money this winter, take a look at these handy winter energy savings tips on ways to reduce the loss of heat that escapes from your home. This will keep your home warmer, the more heat that stays inside your walls, the more consistently warm your home will be, which will help limit your furnace turning on constantly. Try these tips at home: (more…)

Energy Efficiency Is Good For Everyone

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Many of the things we do to become more energy efficient are helpful in more ways than just saving money. In this article we’ll take a look at a few reasons why Energy Efficiency Is Good For Everyone. Lots of Americans are focused on keeping their bodies and healthy but also doing things that contribute to a healthy planet.  We strive to do little things like walk more and drive less which help us stay healthy and reduce energy consumption. In our homes there are things that we can do to that will keep us healthy and save money.

One of the things that contributes to energy efficiency and health is a furnace cleaning. Having your furnace cleaned will provide you with an inspection that will ensure your heating system runs well, you can avoid potential breakdowns and maintain comfortable temperatures in your home.  A furnace cleaning will help your system run more efficiently helping you to reduce heating bills. In addition, properly insulating your home whether it’s attic insulation or just putting plastic over your windows will help eliminate drafts. These are all steps that will keep your family warm, safe and save energy and money. Your local HVAC company can assist you most of these items.

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Take Advantage of Even More Rebates

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Local utility companies in Illinois are offering rebates to customers who purchase energy efficient furnaces, boilers, and hot water heaters. If you are a customer of either Nicor Gas or Peoples Gas customer in Chicago you are eligible for theses rebates if you purchase a new energy efficient furnace, boiler or hot water tank. The Nicor rebate which last until August 31, 2010 also extends to attic insulation. The Peoples Gas rebate is valid until September31, 2010. (more…)