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    • spray foam insulationThermal Barriers for Spray Foam
      It is important to understand thermal barriers when it comes to proper installation of spray foam insulation, specifically what the ICC building code says about spray foam insulation. The building... [read more...]
    • sealed crawl spaceWhy You Should Seal Your Crawl Space
      Most homes in the Auburn, AL area are built on a crawl space. A crawl space provides access to pipes and ductwork under the home. Many crawl spaces are not sealed and this may not seem like a high priority project. Here are three reasons why you should seal your crawl space now: Lower Energy Bills Sealing your crawl space helps prevent unconditioned air inside the crawl space from entering the [read more...]
    • building envelopeUnderstanding Building Envelope Systems
      The building envelope is simply what lies between the interior and the exterior of a structure. It consists of all the parts of the outer shell that assist in indoor climate control such as the foundation, roof, walls, doors, windows, ceiling and their insulation and barriers. Also known as the thermal envelope, managing this area helps to prevent the transfer of conditioned interior air to the [read more...]
    • thermostat settingsInsulation Saves Money – Here’s How
      Insulation is the most practical and cost-effective way to make a house more energy efficient. Insulation keeps a home cool during summer and warm during winter. Insulating and air sealing can lower annual energy bills by up to 10 percent. Insulating and air sealing can save energy throughout your home. Here’s how: Attic Insulation Air naturally moves upward through your house from ground to sky. [read more...]
    • smart home controls on smart phoneTake Savings and Comfort Further with Home Automation
      You’ve recently invested in upgraded insulation for your existing or new home. You’re saving money on energy bills and your home feels comfortable. What if you could take the savings and comfort one step further? Consider adding home automation. The idea of home automation may be unfamiliar to many homeowners. Home automation puts control of basic home systems such as heating and cooling, [read more...]
    • spray foam insulationSpray Foam Insulation – Air Seal and Insulate in One
      Homes, offices and commercial buildings in and around Montgomery, Alabama have air leaks. Air leaks naturally occur around the exterior of a building as a result of the construction process. These can be found around any opening in a building – windows, doors, vents, outlets and more. Air leaks allow conditioned indoor air to escape and outdoor air to enter a building. For years it was believed [read more...]
    • spray foam insulationWhat is an Unvented Attic Assembly and What Does it Do for Your Home?
      Looking to reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system and create a more consistent climate in your home? An unvented attic assembly may be your answer – and it’s an insulation method that’s become popular in recent years. An unvented attic differs from a standard vented attic in one key way. Simply put, an unvented attic does not have venting in the space between the roof rafters and the ceiling [read more...]
    • happy family in comfortable homeIndoor Air Quality – Why it Matters and What To Do
      When thinking of poor air quality, many of us don’t think about the indoor air we breathe throughout the day. In fact, most of the exposure we have to pollutants in the air is from indoor air we breathe. Indoor air is anywhere from two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air pollutants can come from outside air infiltration that isn’t properly ventilated, materials used in the [read more...]
    • ceiling fanFive Ways to Save Energy (and Money) This Summer
      High heat and humidity can take a toll on our homes and our energy bills. Don’t let high temps take the fun out of summer and money out of your wallet. Here are five easy ways to save energy (and money) this summer. Run Your Fans. Keep your ceiling fans running to circulate conditioned air. This will create comfort without putting extra strain on your HVAC system. Vent It Out. If your home has a [read more...]
    • fiberglass insulationOur Fiberglass Install Receives Top Grade
      In 2006, The Residential Energy Services Network revised home energy rating standards. These new standards included grading insulation projects based on the quality of the installation work. This means a properly installed job would receive a higher rating (and be more energy efficient) than a poorly installed job. Since proper installation is critical to the effectiveness of any insulation job, [read more...]
    • woman suffering from allergiesDo you or someone you love suffer from asthma or asthma-related attacks?
      It’s estimated that 26 million Americans are affected by asthma or asthma-related conditions. It’s proven that these attacks have a direct link to air quality — and air sealing your home can help. In the lungs of asthma sufferers, swollen airways become extra sensitive when the individual is exposed to asthma triggers such as pollen, smoke, pet dander, dust, mold, chemicals in the air and more. [read more...]
    • exhaust fanWhat You Need to Know About Ventilation in New Construction.
      Ventilation is an important topic is the world of energy-efficient homebuilding. With the increase in green building techniques and tighter building envelopes comes an increased need for proper building ventilation. New buildings that are airtight have lower energy bills – and can have poor indoor air quality. Why the increase in air quality problems? Older homes weren’t built as tightly as [read more...]
    • Insulation ROIAttic insulation tops list for home improvement ROI.
      For the second year in a row, Remodeling Magazine ranked “adding attic insulation” as the top “bang for the buck” home improvement project. The report included the 29 top remodeling projects done in a home, ranking average cost against return on investment during resale. The 2017 Cost vs. Value Report shows adding attic insulation delivers over a 100% return on investment – the only home project [read more...]
    • How to choose an insulation contractor
      When it comes to home improvement projects or building a new home, it’s hard to know you’re choosing the best contractor for your job. How do you know the company is reputable and will be there to handle a problem that could come up down the road? Can you trust them to show up on the day the work is to be performed? Don’t let the process of hiring an insulation contractor become overwhelming. [read more...]
    • measuring amount of fiberglass insulation in atticHow to Know if Your Attic Needs More Insulation
      Since building codes change over time and insulation product can settle, your attic may be under insulated. This means you may be spending more money on energy bills than is necessary. If your attic has less than 11″ of insulation, you may be wasting money on your energy bills. Today’s building codes require 11″ of insulation to ensure your home is properly insulated. Want to check [read more...]
    • nest thermostatEnergy-Saving Technologies for Your Home
      From controlling lights at home through a mobile app to investing in smart appliances that cut down on energy use and costs, the options for decreasing energy use can be overwhelming. Here are a few of today’s new home technologies that can help save big on energy costs. Smart Thermostats  Smart thermostats help cut down on home energy use and heating and cooling costs. Smart thermostats go one [read more...]
    • blown-in fiberglass insulationThree Reasons to Insulate your Attic.
      It may seem obvious that your home’s attic needs insulation. But do you really know why it matters? Here are three reasons to upgrade your attic insulation and seal attic air leaks: Heating and cooling costs account for up to 50-70 percent of the energy used in an average home. Taking steps to improve your home’s energy efficiency keeps your energy bills low and reduces wear and tear on your HVAC [read more...]
    • Why Spray Foam?
      Why Spray Foam? If you’re not familiar with two-in-one benefits of spray foam insulation, we’re here to help! To understand the benefits of spray foam insulation, think of a foam coffee cup or a foam ice chest. Both products keep heat or cold in, while protecting the exterior from transferring temperature. Foam insulation does the exact same thing. Foam insulation doesn’t only insulate your home [read more...]
    • Energy codesNew Energy Codes Go Into Effect in October. Are You Ready?
      Alabama is adopting the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) with specific Alabama amendments. This code will go into effect October 1, 2016. All homes permitted prior to this date will still be subject to the current 2009 IECC requirements. Building energy codes are important for several of reasons: Building energy codes save consumers money. A home that does not meet code standards results [read more...]
    • Boy suffering from allergiesSuffer from Allergies? Did you know…
      Do you or someone you love suffer from asthma or asthma-related attacks? It’s estimated that 26 million Americans are affected by asthma or asthma-related conditions. It’s proven that these attacks have a direct link to air quality — and air sealing your home can help. In the lungs of asthma sufferers, swollen airways become extra sensitive when the individual is exposed to asthma triggers such [read more...]
    • summer grillingSummer Energy Efficiency Tips
      Are you trying hard to enjoy summer – but sweating profusely over how much you’re spending on air conditioning? Saving money on your energy bills doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there are a few simple things you can do today to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. Try some of these: 1. USE THE GRILL. On the warmest days of summer, keep your kitchen and home cool by [read more...]
    • monolithic dome projectEcological Insulates City of Birmingham Tornado Shelter
      EcoLogical Insulationhad the honor of providing the spray foam insulation for the City of Birmingham’s tornado shelter. A tornado came through a couple years prior and did a lot of damage. Unfortunately, many people didn’t have a safe place to go for shelter. The city built a monolithic dome as a shelter with the hope of saving lives during future storms. When our team arrived, the dome [read more...]
    • Insulating Homes for Our Troops
      EcoLogical Insulationis proud to support Homes for Our Troops. We recently had the opportunity to install spray foam insulation in order to create low cost homes for severely injured veterans. We worked closely with Alabama Power to make a high efficiency home using our spray foam insulation to keep energy costs low.   To learn more about the project visit Alabama News Center’s article [read more...]
    • EcoLogical has now joined NICE
      EcoLogical Insulation is now a part of NICE! The National Insulation Contractors’ Exchange, LLC is a group of independent insulation contractors located throughout the United States sharing a sincere desire to remain independent in the face of industry consolidation. To find out more, visit nicexchange.com [read more...]
    • Icynene LD-R-50 earns USDA BioPreferred Status
      Icynene LD-R-50 earns USDA BioPreferred Status ICYNENE LD-R-50™ spray foam insulation has earned the United States Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred status for use of rapidly renewable materials.  The insulation uses castor oil instead of petroleum based polyols.  Castor oil is a safe natural ingredient that is found in common products such as lip balm.  The castor plant is grown on [read more...]
    • Cap and Trade – A Hidden Tax Increase that Spray Foam Insulation Can Help Offset
      Cap and Trade – A Hidden Tax Increase that Spray Foam Insulation Can Help Offset The Obama administration has lofty goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 83% of 2005 levels by 2050.  Congress also supports these ambitious goals.  If the president and the legislative body are unable to enact regulations, the EPA has said that they will take regulation into their own hands.  No one can argue [read more...]
    • Green Insulation – Soy What’s it All About
      What is “green”?  With all of the “green” products that we are bombarded with in our daily lives, it has become increasingly difficult to differentiate between what is actually green and what is not.  Spray foam insulation is inherently a green product, because when properly installed it virtually eliminates air infiltration and exfiltration in buildings.  Air infiltration and exfiltration is [read more...]
    • Obama Says Insulation is Sexy Stuff
      A recent Press Release with President Obama turned out to be a great step forward for our company.  Obama says, “Insulation Is Sexy Stuff!”. Standing in a Home Depot in Alexandria, Virginia today, President Obama said that home insulation “is sexy.” “I know the idea may not be very glamorous, although I get really excited about it,” Mr. Obama said, [read more...]
    • EcoLogical Grows to Cover the State of Alabama Including Tuscaloosa, Huntsville and Birmingham
      EcoLogical Grows to Cover the State of Alabama Including Tuscaloosa, Huntsville and Birmingham EcoLogical Insulation – Press Release For the past several years an Auburn, Alabama based company, EcoLogical Insulation, has been changing the way homes across the southeast are being insulated and kept warm. How? They are using an innovative technique coupled with new, greener, technology known as [read more...]