How to Heat and Cool a home in a Green and Enviromental way

With the weather becoming colder you will want to keep an eye on your heating bill and still being mindful of the environment. Here are some simple steps that you can do in order to prevent heat loss during the winter and keep you home cooler during the summer.  Many of these items can be purchased at your local hardware store.

What is the R-Value with insulation? Basically R stands for resistance of the transfer of heat through any substance. The Department of energy has developed zones for the type of insulation that is needed for houses build within these zones.  Insulation has little pockets of air that resist heat transferring through them.  So the higher the

R-Value diagram from Home Depot
R-Value diagram from Home Depot

R-Value the more resistance the material is to heat lose to the outside during the winter and likewise during the summer the material is resistant to heat coming into a cooler house. Heat always flows from the warmer areas to the cooler areas Law of Thermodynamics.

With some of these basic points you should be able to bring your heating bill down this winter.

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Thomas Roberts -Realtor

As a licensed real estate sales professional and a Certified Buyer Representative CBR my top priority is to deliver unparalleled customer service delivering the highest quality care for all of his clients.

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