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What’s the Secret to Insulative Paint?

Insulating your home is important for saving energy. It keeps heat from escaping your home in winter and from entering your home in summer. You’ve likely got insulation in your attic, but there are other ways to insulate as well. Now you can even paint your walls with insulating paint! How does it work, and…

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Skylights: Pros and Cons for Energy Efficiency

Skylights: Pros and Cons for Energy Efficiency

Whether you have skylights in your home or are considering installing one, it’s helpful to know how they affect your home’s energy efficiency. The cost of heating and cooling your home adds up over the year and while skylights add to the enjoyment of your home, you can have the extra light without noticeably increasing…

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Ways Your Roof Affects Your HVAC System

Ways Your Roof Affects Your HVAC System

In this hot, sunny climate, the roof affects your HVAC system a great deal. The roof is on the frontline of all the weather the San Antonio area receives every day. The type of roof you have and the attic just beneath respond continuously to the outdoor temperatures, solar radiation and sometimes, rain. The three…

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Attic Safety Tips for Winter

Attic Safety Tips for Winter

Climbing up into that unfinished zone on the other side of your ceiling calls for a few attic safety tips. Most people spend as little time as possible in those cramped confines. Indeed, it’s a good idea to leave evaluation of attic insulation and/or checking for roof leakage to qualified professionals. Nevertheless, if you plan…

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Check Your Insulation Levels 

Check Your Insulation Levels 

If you haven’t done so in the last few years, or you’ve just moved into the house, it’s a good idea to check your insulation now. Residential insulation specifications of the past were far below current acceptable minimums. The fact is, many existing homes today are under-insulated by the latest Department of Energy standards. Inadequate…

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