Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Helpful hints for insulation in Kelowna


Insulation is the biggest way to reduce the energy use and environmental impact of your home. As an added bonus, improving the insulation of your home will lower the energy bills! So stop throwing your money away, and follow these tips for green insulation.

Quick tips to insulate your home:

Wrap your boiler

Wrap your water boiler in an insulating blanket. The better the insulating material, the more energy you’ll save. Cork and wool are good natural materials that can be used as insulators.

Seal leaks

The tighter the seals in your home, the less energy you’ll need to keep it warm. Identify and seal air links around chimneys, window frames, and openings for plumbing and electrics.

Close the curtains

Keep the curtains closed at night and make sure you don't just heat the space between the curtains and the window. You can install a radiator shelf to deflect heat past the curtains into the room. Bigger projects to insulate your home

Attic Insulation

Attics should have approximately 150mm of insulation, but older homes usually don’t. For example, in the home we just purchased built in 1955, we found only 25mm of insulation, which means heat (and money) have been pouring out of our roof for decades! In many houses over 15 years old, you will find that the depth of existing insulation is quite small as old insulation settles over time and becomes much less effective. If your home is older, adding additional insulation is one of the best Green projects you can do! Insulating your attic is a relatively easy project, especially if you use a natural insulation product that doesn’t require as much protective clothing.

Wall Insulation

The best time to add insulation to walls is when you’re making other renovations.

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Terry Laurin
“Helping you become Energy Efficient”

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Find the right Insulation for your Kelowna Home

TLC Energy Solutions provides Insulation services for all home and Business applications with three choices:
  • Batt Insulation: Used in our walls, ceilings and floors for years this product is great for almost any application.

  • Blown Insulation: Used in our attics for complete coverage of every crook and cranny this 100% recycled product is sure to keep heating costs down. *Important note: There is no such thing as to much insulation…the more the better! Code is just the Minimum!

  • Reflective Foil Insulation: Hands down the best Insulation on the market today! This revolutionary NASA designed product is making its way into homes and businesses and reducing energy costs up to 40%. Available in multiple applications: Vapour Barrier, House Wrap, Concrete and radiant floor heating, pools, attics, crawl spaces, metal buildings, post and frame, Garages, hot water tanks and much more.

If you have a project that needs insulation, we have a product to suit your needs.

Terry Laurin
“Helping you become Energy Efficient”

Batt Insulation - Blown Insulation - Reflective Foil Insulation