You probably know that insulating your home is important in the winter, as it keeps rising heat from escaping your home into the attic, but did you know that insulation is also essential in the summer?
A cold, dry Dayton night can quickly sap the warmth out of a poorly-weatherized home. By taking some basic steps to defend your home against heat loss, however, you can keep your living space cozy all winter.
Your central air conditioning system fights a constant battle in the summertime. Its enemy? Heat gain. During the cooling season, as heat infiltrates your home, or is generated inside the house, your A/C is always working hard to remove it. Consequently, if you can find ways to reduce heat encroachment in your home, your cooling […]
Drafty windows can run up the cost of conditioning the air in your home since windows are one of the main areas where homes lose heat in the winter and gain it in the summer. Air leaks around windows make your home uncomfortable and add to your energy costs. But weatherizing windows is simple enough […]
Home energy efficiency involves more than having the most efficient heating and cooling systems and appliances. Your home’s building envelope also has a sizable impact on its energy efficiency. Understanding the role the building envelope plays in improving efficiency can help you save energy and stay comfortable year-round.
Dayton’s summers can be a challenge, especially when it comes to saving money on heating and cooling. But even when the days are at their muggiest, you can do something to cut cooling costs in your home. Try these strategies:
Builders and homeowners seeking LEED certification for their homes can apply several effective types of green home building techniques. Here are some ways you can enhance energy efficiency of your residential construction project:
Rising fuel prices, environmental awareness and technological innovations all contribute to the popularity and demand for more energy-efficient homes. If you’re considering designing a new home, or are renovating your existing one, energy efficient products, systems and practices are a great investment.