Category Archives: Energy Savings

Insulation Products With Same R-Value Are Not Created Equal

There are a variety of building insulation products on the market. They are all designed with the primary function of saving energy in homes and buildings.  The basic measure of effectiveness by which all building insulation products are measured is … Continue reading

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Adding Insulation When Re-Siding Adds Home Value

A high percentage of homes in the U.S. have siding and of those vinyl continues to be the most common choice. Data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), shows vinyl (including vinyl-covered aluminum) was the most common exterior … Continue reading

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UpGrade Athens County Reforms Southeastern Ohio Energy Strategy

Weather can be serious business in Ohio with hot, humid summers, cold winters, and extreme weather possible throughout the year. With such a broad climate spectrum, proper weatherization of homes is critical to reducing household energy costs. As a byproduct, … Continue reading

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Include Attic Insulation On Spring Cleaning Checklist

Many residents and businesses are compiling spring cleaning lists as most of the nation thaws from one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record. Spring should also trigger energy-efficiency and safety checklists including the often forgot attic insulation. Here … Continue reading

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Fan Direction & Other Frequently Missed Winterization Tips

Getting a home ready for winter is an annual fall event for most homeowners. The big items typically come to mind for most people interested in improving energy efficiency and lowing utility bills. Upgrading insulation, adding more caulk and replacing … Continue reading

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Insulate Attic Duct Work With Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

Adding or upgrading insulation in a home attic is the best investment for energy efficiency home improvements. But many homeowners often neglect the need for insulating their HVAC ducts. One way to achieve both is to use blown-in cellulose insulation.  … Continue reading

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What Is Passive House Design

The energy efficiency goal in the design of any home is ultimately passivity. Everyone would like to have a really comfortable home interior living environment with little or no cost for heating and cooling.  But what defines a truly “passive … Continue reading

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Insulating Wall Cavities With Cellulose Best For Older Homes

The best way to achieve the highest level of energy savings in older homes is to fully insulate the total building envelope.  While most homeowners often add or upgrade attics many fail to consider insulating the exterior walls.  This leads … Continue reading

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Summer Home Improvement Project Lists Include Insulation

Scouring the web for our Summer Home Improvement tips list uncovers a few good articles from a variety of sources. We found three lists that provide a good cross section of sources from RIS Media’s real estate driven news, to … Continue reading

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Completely Sealed & Insulated Homes Don’t Need To Be Heated

Here at the Greenest Insulation Blog it has long been asserted the best energy saving home improvement is a well insulated house. A story at theenergycollective.com comparing the value of insulation in homes in Northern Europe confirms this premise. They … Continue reading

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