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The forgotten area of your home – your attic insulation

When it comes to home insulation and maintenance, the attic is often forgotten, and this oversight could turn into a costly mistake. Attics should be inspected once a year. An annual attic inspection could save you money on expensive repairs as well as lower your energy bills. Here are a few key things to look for […]

Attic Insulation Means Energy Savings

Investing in Over Head to Cut your Overhead You pay top dollar to heat your house. So, the thought of precious heat cascading up through your ceiling into the heavens should be a perpetual source of irritation. When you have less than ideal attic insulation, you are literally burning money. And it’s just as bad […]

Air Sealing

Your Contractor’s Rep needs to be Air-Tight Too  Hot air – this winter, you want your house full of it. But where you don’t want it, is in a pitch from an insulation company. Sealing your attic is an ideal way to optimize your Return On Insulation Investment. But buyer beware – it is also […]

Breaking the Mold

Getting Proactive is Key to Vanquishing H2Woe Impacting both quality of life and quality of property, mold is a persistent threat to homeowners everywhere. According to the U.S. Centre for Disease Control (CDC) mold can cause. “…nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies […]

Thermal Imaging

The Hot Spot Hot Shots If you’ve ever scanned a home through a thermal imager you know it’s easy to feel like a robot from the future: a terminator as it were. At least that’s how we like to think of ourselves – terminators of high energy bills! It’s a complex technology that drives a […]

Knob and Tube Wiring

As your Smart Comfort Partner Your Safety is Our Concern Knob and Tube Wiring What is it? Knob & tube wiring is a type of wiring which was in common use until the 1940’s and sometimes used as late as the 1950’s. The nick-name is derived from the ceramic knobs that are employed to insulate […]

Summer Energy Savings Tips

Summer Energy Saving Tips for Ontario Homeowners How to keep your cool…and your $$$ Solar gain – Ask any Ontario Homeowner when the greatest solar heat gain to their home is… the usual answer is noon or 1pm. That’s the time of day when the sun is at its strongest; however it’s not the time […]

R-Value vs R-Values

What is R-Value? R-Value is defined as a materials ability to resist heat flow. It’s a complex equation to state in mathematical terms, but the R-Value number is the ratio of temperature difference across an insulation material and the heat difference per unit area. So you might be asking, why compare them, aren’t they all […]

What is Insulation?

When buying anything you should compare all the options to decide what is best to buy. 3 main reasons for purchasing anything: The Need – is it for short or long term? The Cost – affordability, pay back and savings? The Comfort or Quality of the service or product? So you think you need some […]

Vermiculite Testing & Removal

Eliminating the Threat, One Attic at a Time We all know that moving insulation technology forward is good for the economy (both globally and personally). We also know that it’s good for our ecology. But beyond climate change, there are other threats associated with early attempts to ease the pain for pocketbook and planet by […]

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The forgotten area of your home – your attic insulation

The forgotten area of your home could be could be a costly mistake. Your home’s Attic should be inspected every couple of years. Here are a few key things to look for when inspecting an attic and attic insulation.

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Attic Insulation Means Energy Savings

You pay top dollar to heat your house. So, the thought of precious heat cascading up through your ceiling into the heavens should be a perpetual source of irritation. When you have less than ideal attic insulation, you are literally burning money. And it’s just as bad in the summer. Less than ideal attic insulation means you are not keeping the heat out. Definitely not cool.

In terms of home insulation and energy savings, your attic needs to be top priority.

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Air Sealing

Hot air – this winter, you want your house full of it. But where you don’t want it, is in a pitch from an insulation company.

Sealing your attic is an ideal way to optimize your Return On Insulation Investment. But buyer beware – it is also the service most exploited by some insulation companies to take advantage of unsuspecting customers. It’s important to know how the process works in order to be sure that your not getting burned.

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Breaking the Mold

Impacting both quality of life and quality of property, mold is a persistent threat to homeowners everywhere. According to the U.S. Centre for Disease Control (CDC) mold can cause.

“…nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as...

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