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  1. Question and Answer
    I was curious as to which method works the best to keep the house cool in the summer: wax paper, aluminum foil or bubble wrap. I am hoping the bubble wrap will be efficient because it is easy to take on and off, lets the light through and can usually get it for free. Is this the best place on...
  2. General Chat
    I dont know if anyone here can help but any input would be greatly appreciated! We own a 100+ year old home with a walk up attic. In the attic is that pink insulation which looks really old. My first question is does it lose R value? Or would newer stuff have a better R value and be more heat...
  3. Home Environment
    Has anyone insulated there crawl space? Our next insulation project is to insulate the crawl space, but I have some concerns. We live in Ft Smith Arkansas. So we have hot and humid summers and wet but mild winters. Our HVAC ducting and water piping are located in the crawl space, but I'm not...
  4. Utilities
    Has anyone tried this? You add a bag of powder to one can of paint, then I guess you apply 2 coats. I saw it on HSN the other night & also Birney mentioned it, but I can't seem to find much on it. The brand insuladd says that you can save up to 20% on your heat & cooling bills, by applying...
  5. Utilities
    Here is instructions and tips: http://tinyurl.com/38vysz Anyone tried using bubble wrap to insulate windows? I am worried it might cause condensation and rot the window sills but other than that it might be a good solution to drafty cold rooms.
  6. Utilities
    ~I live in a small rancher with a crawlspace. It is not insulated. Should it be? Our heater is in one corner with a clearance of about 4 feet but the rest of the space is about 2.5 feet clearance. I don't even think the pipes are insulated. We've never had a problem with pipes freezing or...
  7. Frugal Living
    I've already seen 3 results of insulating our upstairs. - our thermostat doesn't go on near as often has what it did and it doesn't stay on has long as it use to when it went on. - I have 2 clothes racks upstairs and it use to take 2 days to dry in colder weather. Yesterday I washed and hung...
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