Dirty Insulation

Dirty Insulation

Look for dirty spots in your insulation, which often indicate holes where air leaks into and out of your house. You can seal the holes by stapling sheets of plastic over the holes and caulking the edges of the plastic.
Dirty Insulation

AC Bugs

Insects love warm electrical components and air conditioners are full of them. If you want to keep insects out, experts say do not use insecticides, because the electrical components will not like them. One option is to get a special cover for your relay switch, but...
Dirty Insulation

Reappearing Mold

Places that are often or always damp can be hard to maintain completely free of mold. If there’s some mold in the shower or elsewhere in the bathroom that seems to reappear, increasing the ventilation (running a fan or opening a window) and cleaning more...
Dirty Insulation

Retrofit Insulation

It’s possible to retrofit insulation into an existing home, even without the access provided by remodeling. The choices, however, are much more limited. There are some retrofit insulation products that are designed for minimal disruption to finished wall or...
Dirty Insulation

Efficient Thermostats

You can save on your heating and cooling bills by using a programmable thermostat that turns your heating and cooling system on and off at preprogrammed intervals.
Dirty Insulation

Exterior Caulking

Small openings on the exterior of your home can allow for significant energy loss. Caulk around openings for electric, gas, oil and water supply lines, drainage pipes, plumbing for outside spigots, cable TV and telephone cables. Dryer vents, mechanical ventilation...