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home insulation levelsThe heating and cooling of your home relies on ensuring proper insulation levels. Many homes across the country lack in this area, and that's why owners often call on a qualified technician to check home insulation levels when energy bills are out of control. Professional assistance is always recommended, but you can also check the levels yourself. Here are a few tips to help you get this done:

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replacing insulationReplacing insulation may enhance indoor comfort and increase energy savings. The question is: When is replacing insulation actually required? Under normal conditions, insulation materials don’t “wear out” or simply deteriorate. However, when affected by specific events, insulation may degrade and no longer effectively inhibit heat transfer. Also, other factors must be considered such as advances in composition and manufacture of insulating materials now on the market.

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Your Guide to Proper InsulationIf you’ve been watching your heating bills go up as the temperatures go down, you might consider adding more insulation. All insulating products slow heat transfer whether they’re in the attic or the basement walls. This rundown can help you identify the right type to help you save energy dollars and increase your comfort.

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Why Attic Insulation Is ImportantInsulation is a major component of your home's efficiency. It helps keep warm air in its correct place -- inside your home during the winter and outside your home during the summer. While maintaining insulation in your walls and beneath your floor is important, attic insulation is tops for many reasons when it comes to blocking heat movement.

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Here's How to Check Your Insulation LevelsAs most homeowners know, insulation is a great way to keep your home more comfortable while saving money and improving energy efficiency. However, many homeowners don't know how to determine if they have the appropriate amount of insulation. In fact, some homeowners may not know that there are recommended insulation levels based on your climate and the type of insulation you're using.

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Preventative HVAC Maintenance Can Save You From Costly RepairsBefore the cooling season gets into full swing, schedule preventative HVAC maintenance to lower your energy bills and reduce the risk of an expensive repair. All HVAC equipment needs annual service from a licensed HVAC professional to keep it running at its peak performance for as long as possible.

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How to Prevent Moisture Problems in Your Closet SpaceIf you view your closet space as just another room in your home, it's easy to see how it may become damp. In comparison to other rooms in your Fort Wayne home, the ratio of air space in your closet to the amount of wall space is quite low, resulting in a lack of circulation. Read on for some great tips on how to prevent moisture problems quickly and easily. 

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Reduce Electricity Usage in Your Indiana Home With These Easy-to-Follow TipsAfter a particularly severe winter, many of us here in Indiana were thrilled to see the season of heating bills ending. However, the summer is right around the corner, and air conditioning will soon become a necessity, driving costs up again. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this increase by making your home more efficient and lowering your energy consumption. Here are a few tips to get started and reduce electricity usage in your home:

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Ice Dams Are a Pain, and Expensive Too: Learn How to Prevent ThemIf you haven't had an ice dam on your roof, consider yourself lucky. These home wreckers can cause all kinds of damage to your roof, attic, ceilings and walls. They are caused when melting snow pools up behind a wall of ice at the edge of the roof. This water backs up under shingling and leaks into the attic area and along the inside of the exterior walls of the home.

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Today's Energy-Efficiency Upgrades Can Boost Home Resale ValuePerhaps you've lived comfortably in your Fort Wayne-area home for years, but you're thinking about selling your home now or sometime in the next several years.  Energy efficiency upgrades may be a major upfront investment, but they can easily add appeal and value for potential buyers down the road.

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