Healthy Home: Improve Your Indoor Air Quality During COVID-19
For better or for worse, we have been spending a lot more time inside our homes to stay socially distanced and healthy through the COVID-19 pandemic. But how healthy is the air that you are breathing in your home? While some indoor air pollutants are relatively mild and can cause minor health problems, long exposure […]
Environmental Impacts of Cellulose Insulation
Homeowners are turning to green insulation options when doing home improvements because they understand the impact their choices have on the environment. Insulation is a home improvement that plays a huge role in the environmental impact of a house, not only by increasing the energy efficiency but the materials it is made up of. Many […]
Basement Rim Joist Insulation for Cold Floors
It is common to experience changes in the climate of your home when the seasons change. As the cold air and snow arrive in Michigan, you may notice certain areas of your home being much warmer or colder than other areas. Varying room temperatures causing you to wear an extra layer or use a blanket […]
Why Window Sealing is Important for a Comfortable Home
Windows are usually the first place in a house where unwanted drafts can be felt coming into a room. Typically, these drafts come in through different cracks and gaps found in your window frame. Such cracks can occur from routine wear and tear that windows endure causing an undesirable result of drafty windows. These drafts […]
The Importance of Air Sealing
Each year, many homeowners across Michigan face the problem of keeping hot from escaping or entering, depending on the season, through different places in their home. These air leaks can cause quite uncomfortable temperatures inside a home and lead to rather expensive electricity bills. It can be a challenge to identify the exact places where […]
Does Duct Sealing Affect My Furnace?
Ductwork systems in a home serve the purpose of distributing airflow directly from your HVAC system to the rest of your home. Over time, leaks and gaps can be discovered in your ductwork that allows air to escape before reaching its final destination in your home. This is where duct sealing comes into play to […]
Do I Need a Duct Booster Fan?
If you are experiencing uneven temperatures throughout your home that make for an uncomfortable living environment, you may have considered getting a duct booster fan. Even if the heating and cooling in your home is up to speed, there can be underlying problems in your ductwork that are causing noticeably hot or cold spots in […]
Environmental Impacts of Spray Foam Insulation
As environmental concerns continue to rise, homeowners are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint. Investing in proper insulation for your home is a smart place to start your eco-friendly journey. By insulating your home, you are lowering your energy consumption, in return, lowering your environmental impact. Inquisitive consumers are curious as to how insulation […]
The Importance of Indoor Air Quality & How it can be Improved
We are exposed to several unavoidable risks every day just by being alive. There are also risks present in our day-to-day lives that are avoidable, and poor indoor air quality is one of them. Air pollution is known to influence health issues but many people are unaware this includes both indoor and outdoor air. Air […]
Zero Net Energy: What is it & How to achieve it?
As environmental concerns continue to rise, net zero energy properties are starting to emerge into reality. There are a variety of opinions on the best way to reduce one’s carbon footprint but with buildings accounting for 40% of carbon emissions in the United States, it seems like a no brainer to introduce something sustainable into the industry. […]