Understanding Condensation In Your Home

INTRODUCTION Condensation is the fog that forms on the interior or exterior of window and patio door glass when cold weather sets in. This can freeze blocking the view out the window or door, or it can drip on to the windowsill or floor causing structural damage over...

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Stack Effect

WHAT IS STACK EFFECT: If you’ve ever seen an eagle or other large bird gliding above a canyon’s warm air flows, then you can understand the stack effect. The eagle is taking advantage of the warm air that flows up between the canyon walls and buoys the bird aloft. A...

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Heat Rises (Stack Effect) – Keeping it Simple

Energy Vanguard Blog Who Knew the Stack Effect Could Be So Controversial? Posted by Allison Bailes Last week I wrote a little article about the stack effect to explain that the flow of air and heat is upward in winter but downward in summer. Turns out, the stack...

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Drawbacks of Fiberglass (Including Mold)

  Despite its drawbacks, fiberglass insulation is popular for its low cost, ease of installation and great advertising. Developed in the 1930s, fiberglass insulation has for decades been the primary go-to insulation to protect a home from both heat loss and heat...

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Crawlspace Stack Effect

How The Stack Effect & Your Crawl Space Affect The Air You Breathe How Air Movement in Your Home Can Lead to Mold, Rot and Damage Crawl spaces and basements are well known for being damp, dank spaces. Even when your home has no groundwater flooding issues and has...

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Top 7 Worst Crawlspace Repairs

Many homeowners searching the internet for crawlspace repair information end up in home repair forums. While there is some good information out there, there are many examples of bad and outdated advice related to repairing crawlspaces 1. Adding more foundation vents...

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Controlling Indoor Humidity

Will raising the relative humidity level in my home allow me to lower the thermostat temperature and save money? When the relative humidity level in a room is between 30% and 45%, you will feel a little warmer than in a room with the same temperature and 25% or lower...

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Cellulose Installation

Importance of Proper Installation of Blown-In Cellulose Flat or Lumpy - How Would You Like Your Insulation? Posted by Allison Bailes Let me put the question to you this way. If your attic is going to have 50 bags of insulation blown into it, does it make much of a...

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Benefits of Cellulose over Fiberglass

Why cellulose over fiberglass? FIBERGLASS INSUALTION VS. CELLULOSE INSULATION In the world of insulation, seldom things are more heatedly debated than which type of insulation is better: fiberglass insulation or cellulose insulation. Both have their strengths and...

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Attic Baffles

Attic Baffles - Why They Are Important: If a house has vented soffits and a vented roof peak, most people think that does the job. Air ought to flow in the edges and out the peak, right? I mean, the ridge vent is properly installed, it has continuous vented soffits....

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All About Attics

What is an Attic: An attic is the indoor space under the roof at the top of a house. There are two types: finished and unfinished. Unfinished attics are often used for storage spaces, while finished attics are livable spaces such as a master bedroom. An unfinished...

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Applegate Cellulose

APPLEGATE CELLULOSE INSULATION IS THE SMART CHOICE The Truth About R-Values What's an R-Value? R-Value is the measure of the ability of insulation material to resist heat transfer. The R-Value is determined by placing carefully prepared test specimens between two...

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Applegate Cellulose Fire Rating

How Applegate Cellulose Insulation is Safe! Fire Safety Applegate Cellulose Insulation is one of a few building materials used in homes that is commonly treated with fire retardants. Applegates' premium products go the extra mile with fire retardancy by using a...

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Air Sealing

The Importance of Air Sealing Homes burn through a mortifying 21% of the energy used in the United States. A lot of that energy is spent heating and cooling your house. And even worse, a whole lot of that energy is spent heating and cooling your backyard and front...

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