Insulating for Comfort

We all want a comfortable, cozy home. A comfortable home is one that consistently stays at a comfortable temperature throughout the day without any drafts. Many of us have experienced a room that’s too cold in the winter or too warm in the summer, and you avoid spending time in it. Insulating all exterior walls,

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Insulating for Value and Savings

How Can Insulation Help You Save Money? Adding insulation is one of the most cost effective ways to save on energy costs. According to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), a well-insulated and air-sealed home “sometimes pays for itself in less than a year and continues to payback for the life of the house.” Your savings potential

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Study of Under-Insulated Houses

A study commissioned by NAIMA Canada has revealed that Canadians could save hundreds of dollars per year on energy bills by simply retrofitting their homes with better insulation. The study, using data collected by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), set out to establish how many homes in Canada are under-insulated and to estimate, both regionally and

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High Performing Building Envelopes Reduce Heating Bills

Condensation around windows, drafts and cold floors are often warning signs that you’re paying too much to heat your home. This winter many Canadians plan to spend an increased amount of time indoors, NAIMA Canada would like to remind homeowners that the most effective home protection from winter is a tight building envelope. “An under-performing building

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Insulation: The invisible Sound-proof Investment

Choosing the right insulation product for your home can have a significant financial impact on your seasonal heating bill. Additionally, it also offers significant gains in occupant comfort and indoor air quality. By taking steps to ensure your building envelope is optimally insulated, you are creating an environment that offers lifestyle and health benefits for

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Energy Efficient Homes Start with an Uncompromised House Envelope

Properly designed and constructed energy efficient homes require both well-insulated and sealed building envelopes and efficient, reliable mechanical systems. Selecting the appropriate R-values and equipment efficiencies for conventional housing is fairly easy since building codes specify minimum requirements for most of these parameters. However, as the home’s energy target becomes more rigorous, designers and builders

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