Become an Energy Savings Expert in 3 Easy Steps

Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.

-Robert Collier

Did you know that most homes in the United Sates aren’t properly insulated and suffer from leaks, gaps, and holes?

Can you imagine running your A/C with your window open? According to the EPA’s Energy Star program; you can add up all of the air leaks in an average home, and it would be equivalent to leaving a window wide open every day of the year. custodia samsung samsung custodia outlet custodia outlet samsung Not only that, most homes also suffer from improper basement and attic ventilation. iphone custodia outlet custodia samsung cover iphone 8 plus custodia outlet We aim to both, fix these problems, and save you money in the process. cover custodia huawei cover samsung custodia custodia samsung s8 iphone 7 custodia outlet Following the three steps outlined below will bring you closer to becoming an expert in insulation and ventilation, as well as allowing you to reap major energy savings benefits!

SEAL

Sealing off air leaks in a home is a fast and efficient way to reduce heating and cooling costs. iphone cover outlet cover iphone 6 plus custodia outlet If you are living in an older home, you probably have leakage in several key problem areas. samsung custodia Creating proper seals for these areas has been known to reduce energy costs by as much as 30 percent! The best part is, creating a proper seal for your home isn’t just going to save you money; it’s going to increase the overall comfort in your home as well! This is because, creating a proper seal will reduce drafts and help to regulate overall temperatures, prolonging the life of heating and cooling equipment. cover custodia huawei Further, sealing off these trouble spots has also been known to reduce the number of allergens that can enter the home. cover iphone custodia custodia samsung outlet samsung custodia iphone 8 plus custodia outlet Living in a newer home? Don’t be fooled, many newer homes are also susceptible to leaks, and sealing these off will still provide huge energy savings benefits! Below is a photo of some of the commonly found leaks in homes. iphone cover outlet Highly credible organizations, such as the Department of Energy or the EPA’s Energy Star Program, offer resources on how to find and seal these trouble spots. cover iphone 8 plus custodia outlet covero iphone Thing1

Insulate

Properly sealing a home isn’t the only way to achieve major energy savings. iphone cover outlet custodia samsung outlet cover per huawei p10 lite In Fact, there are several other ways in which to make your home more energy efficient. iphone 8 plus custodia Properly insulating your home, for example, can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 45 percent. custodia samsung shop custodia samsung outlet cover samsung custodia That being said, the better the insulation is at resisting heat, the lower the heating and cooling costs of a home will be. huawei custodia outlet iphone cover original cover samsung custodia To best understand how insulation works, it is important to understand the three basic mechanisms of heat transfer. cover custodia iphone cover iphone 8 plus custodia outlet custodia de samsung galaxy s3 That is; conduction, convection, and radiation:

Conduction
The direct transmission of heat through a substance when a difference of temperature is present. cover iphone outlet It is well known that metals are good conductors of electricity. cover iphone 8 plus custodia outlet samsung custodia outlet iphone cover original custodia samsung a8 2018 huawei custodia outlet Similarly, they are also very good conductors of heat.
Convection
Fluids (Gases and Liquids) have a tendency to move because hotter, less dense, material rises while cooler, more dense, material sinks due to the influence of gravity. cover iphone custodia outlet samsung custodia s8 This results in the transfer of heat.
Radiation
Emission of electromagnetic waves, also known as thermal radiation, and generally in the infrared region, also causes heat transfer.

Because of these mechanisms of heat transfer, heat flows from warm to cold, until there is no longer a difference in temperature. huawei custodia samsung custodia This happens both in the winter and in the summer, and is never favorable. The reason being; during the winter we don’t want all of our hot inside air getting out, and during the summer we don’t want all the hot outside air getting in. custodia samsung outlet custodia huawei outlet cover iphone x custodia outlet This is why insulation is so important. iphone cover outlet Good quality insulation will help keep hot air in when we want it, and out when we don’t. custodia samsung outlet iphone 7 custodia outlet iphone cover original However, radiant heat can still cause problems. cover custodia samsung huawei custodia That’s why some companies, like EFX Energy Technologies, manufacture ultra high-tech insulation that can also essentially make your home invisible to radiant heat while it regulates temperatures during the winter and summer. custodia de samsung cover iphone custodia iphone cover outlet custodia iphone Rad

Ventilate

It is well known that warm air rises and cool air sinks. What isn’t well known is that, for this reason, hot air often gets trapped inside of attics, increasing the overall temperature of the entire home. cover iphone custodia outlet custodia de samsung cover custodia iphone cover iphone custodia outlet It is essential to properly ventilate this air from the attic if you intend to efficiently cool your home during the summer. iphone 7 custodia outlet One of the best ways to ventilate your attic is with a solar powered attic fan! Solar powered attic fans will circulate the warm air out of the attic during summer months, and will help remove moisture that accumulates during the winter months. Best of all, solar powered attic fans are completely free to operate, because they generate all of the electricity they need on their own. samsung custodia This makes them a great way to even further increase your energy savings! Solaro Energy Inc’s solar fans outperform and outlast conventional fans 10 to one. Along with their fireproof all metal parts, they use advanced airflow technology designed by engineers with years of aerodynamic engineering experience.

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