Home Comfort Blog
Looking for and choosing the right contractor for your home project can be a daunting task. Do a quick online search in your area, and you’ll find an overwhelming number of independent contractors with great websites but no verified indication of how good they really are. What’s more, a contractor that comes recommended from someone you know may not be the best fit for project, particularly if it involves upgrading your traditional insulation to high performance spray foam insulation.
When you’re working toward transforming your home into a passive house, there are lots of details that need to be addressed. One of the most important aspects is choosing the right insulation, since it needs to be high performance and help to create an airtight building envelope. An ideal insulation is spray foam insulation, like that available from Icynene, to help you work toward the passive house standard.
Depending on which part of the country you live in, winter may mean slightly cooler, sometimes rainy days, or it may mean lake effect snow that piles up 4 feet in front of your house. What do both extremes have in common, though? Both can benefit from a certain amount of winterization. When you winterize your home, you’re not just making sure the snow and ice stay out and your house stays warm. Here’s what else winterizing your home can accomplish, no matter where you live:
Your house may be a source of discomfort in the winter – maybe because of drafts or because you’ve been trying not to spend too much money on heating a home that never seems to get warm. If this is the case, working toward converting your home to a “passive house” may be exactly what you need, not only for your family’s comfort, but to help you save money.
The impending cold weather may leave some people dreading winter, but if you start well in advance, there are lots of steps you can take to winterize your home and stay comfortable throughout the colder months. A winterized home is not just more comfortable for your family, it’s also more energy efficient. Where do you begin, though? It’s easier than you think. Check out these tips:
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