7/17/2010

$1 Dollar Spent Earns $2 Dollars


Rule of Thumb-For Every $1 Dollar Spent on Weatherizing your Home will Return $2 Dollars in Actual Savings !!!


in Actual Savings on your Energy Bills. In some instances your dollars will earn additional savings in your energy bills.
According to US National Weather Analysis. The entire World is enduring a record setting year. Maybe its time to reconsider adding some "Green" "Eco Friendly" changes to your Home and 'Reduce Climate Change'. I'm not going to bore you with Stats and Figures. I'll just try to explain in everyday language Three (3) Green Build Tips that can be added to your Home, easy and afford-ably.

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  • Weatherstripping-should seal the home from the exterior temperature and wind. New Windows and Doors come with Factory Installed weatherstrips that aide in providing this barrier. Older Windows and Doors sometimes have and sometimes not or are wore out. Replace or Install weatherstripping. Last time I looked at Home Depot there was about 30 various kinds of weather stripping available. Prices range from $5 - $25. Most have instructions included and Home Depot also offers instructional classes on installing weather stripping.

Green Building Tip 2-Attic (read entire posting here)

  • Air Infiltration areas be resolved before adding insulation- Stop the Air (Hot or Cold) From Entering or Leaving a Home.
  • Attic Insulation Suggested Guidelines. I recommend a minimum of (July 19,2010 Correction) R26
  • Adding Radiant Barriers in a nutshell this bounces the Exterior Temperature back outside and acts as a Vapor Barrier!
Green Building Tip 3 Exterior Walls- Minimum Suggestions
  • Seal for Leaks with, caulking and spray foam, from anything that is sticking out of your Home. This could come from the Air Conditioning Unit, various wires for Telephone and Cable lines. The Power Line or Electric Line. [ "IF YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO WORK ON ELECTRICITY "NEVER TOUCH POWER LINES ENTERING YOUR HOME"] You can caulk around hole where it enters you House though. Once again: never touch power lines .
  • Insulation for walls is R13 minimum which is (3- 3 ½ inches of Insulation)
  • Vapor Barrier- Stops the Water and Air From Enerting your Home usually located behind the exterior finish of your home.
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Scotty, Scotts Contracting St Louis Renewable Energy WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The world is enduring the hottest year on record, according to a U.S. national weather analysis, causing droughts worldwide and a concern for U.S. farmers counting on another bumper year.
correction July 19,2010 Change Minimum Insulation to R26... R13 is Minimum Wall Insulation

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