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Water Heater Blanket

Are water heater blankets helpful for saving energy/money?

Amy,

Thank you for listening. We appreciate you.

Conventional water heaters heat and store water so it is “standing by” - waiting to be needed. As the tank gives up its heat to the surrounding air, the unit is “told” to re-heat the water, but the wasted energy is referred to as “standby loss”.

One of the easiest ways to immediately see energy savings is to insulate a water heater tank.

According to the Energy Information Administration, EIA, unless the ..read more

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Cold Home Addition – Need Insulation

I need a good insulation company for our family room addition – the room is always cold and we continually have to turn up our hot water heater.

Mary,

Thank you for the inquiry – we appreciate you.

You need a good insulation company that can help with the attic and the sidewalls. Do not be fooled in to thinking adding a lot of insulation to the attic alone will solve the problem of being cold in your addition. You need to think ..read more

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Quality Home Insulation and Siding

We need our home insulated and sided. We trust your referral – can you help?

Delmar,

Thank you for listening to the Guys – we appreciate you!

Properly installed quality insulation is still one of the best true investments you can make in your home.

You can trust Ace and Sons Insulation – 888-500-4223 – to use good product and perform a quality install that does not deface your home as some amateurs might.

For the siding, call Pro-Home Improvement at 888-pro-1998. They have premium ..read more

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We need our home insulated and sided. We trust your referral – can you help?

Delmar,

Thank you for listening to the Guys – we appreciate you!

Properly installed quality insulation is still one of the best true investments you can make in your home.

You can trust Ace and Sons Insulation – 888-500-4223 – to use a good product and perform a quality install that does not deface your home as some amateurs might.

For the siding, call Pro-Home Improvement at 888-pro-1998. They have ..read more

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Jane,

The insulation company we spoke of is Ace and Sons Insulation – 888-500-4ACE.

It takes a specialty company to properly and completely insulate existing homes.

The hidden framing issues make it a challenge, as well as maintaining proper density with the insulation to give you the R-Values you require.

Additionally, doing the work “invisibly”, so that it doesn’t show after the company leaves is part of the training and experience Ace brings to the job.

This is a product, properly done, that truly begins ..read more

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Insulating a Crawl Space

Earl,

Thanks for being part of the show – we appreciate you!

It sounds as though you almost have your crawl space encapsulated – but for a couple issues.

Did you insulate the floor frame? Was it done with Fiberglass batts?

Do you have a sump crock buried in the crawl with a pump to intercept water below the plastic?

Did you introduce conditioned air in to the crawl when you were finished?

Our philosophy is to treat the crawl like a “short basement” – everything ..read more

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Insulating Exterior Walls

Keith,

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Can old exterior walls be safely and efficiently insulated – even if there is some old insulation already in the walls?

YES – IF you have the right professional doing the work.

Some contractors cannot remove old sidings without damaging them. Some contractors damage the interior walls and spaces and some contractors will only insulate portions of the walls.

Call Ace and Sons – expert at this type of work – 888-500-4ACE(4223).

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Insulation Questions

Name: Lisa

City: Madison heights

Comments: There were two companies you talked to at the recent home show were mentioned on the Saturday 2/2 show for home insulation.  One was USA Insulation and the other one was a mans name and #? That is the one I am trying to find also to get a couple of quotes or information.  I believe he was from Tennessee or Kentucky or something like that originally.  What is his company name an contact #?  I am seeing ..read more

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Air Balancing: The first step toward comfort

So, you have hot rooms, cold rooms or a cold basement.

Your mind starts weighing the possible causes:  Attic insulation, Wall insulation, Floor insulation (Over garage) Solar effects, Window size, quality, life span, E-rating, ceiling height, Heated or Cooled Air flow to the area, etc.

All these are relevant or contributing factors to maintaining a comfortable temperature level.

Let’s understand some basic dynamics. All insulation and all windows are designed, intended and installed to MAINTAIN room temperature, not CREATE room temperature.

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Crawl Space Insulation

Name: Olin City: Southfield

Question: A third of my basement is a crawl space how do I insulate my crawl space, its very cool up stairs during the winter please help what can I do.

Olin,

Thank you for being a part of the show – we appreciate you!

Wise observation tells you that the cold living space is likely due to the crawl space below.

Heat will flow in any direction – so in your house it is going down in to the crawl space.

You need ..read more

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