Category Archives: Eco Energy

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Insulating the Basement

Years ago, the basement was a leftover space for the furnace and water heater; for storing suitcases; and for dumping everything we didn’t want upstairs. But today, things are different. Basement space is valuable – and finishing that space can add a substantial amount of living room to the home. At the same time, the space has to be comfortable. The big question is how to make it comfortable. Continue reading

Understanding Marketing Claims for Spray Foam Insulation

Like any other industry, marketing claims for spray foam insulation often go to the extreme. In general, product claims can be more confusing than informative. For example, what does it mean when an insulation product (or any product) is “green” or “eco-friendly” or “bio-based”? This type of terminology is more about marketing and promotion than it is about describing a product’s attributes. In the end, its best to be an informed consumer, and that applies especially to spray foam insulation. Continue reading

Why Insulating the Attic is Essential and Important.

In North America, which is clearly a climate of temperature extremes, heating and cooling the home has become more and more expensive over the years. It’s no wonder, then, that making improvements to home insulation has become so important. The fact is, enhanced insulation delivers significant cost savings throughout the year. And for industry professionals, properly insulating the attic is practically the best way to conserve energy and save money. Statistics actually confirm that notion – a properly insulated attic can save from 10 – 50% on utilities. Continue reading

Energy Efficient Homes – It’s the Key to Energy Savings

We hear the buzzwords all the time – the energy efficient home.  But what does it really mean?  Energy efficiency (in a residential home or a building structure) is about the effective control of airflow, heated air, cooled air and moisture.  Industry professionals refer to the indoor environment as a “system”, where various components work together and contribute to the indoor “climate”.  Energy efficiency is optimized when the “system” is working well – when the interchange of indoor air and outdoor air is managed effectively. Continue reading