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Why Your Home Is Still Cold, Despite Turning Up The Heat

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on February 09, 2017

Turning up the heat during winter is simply a way of compensating for heat loss. It signals two weaknesses in the home. To begin with, heat loss is a result of a poorly sealed building envelope. As well, it’s a sign that insulation is either inadequate or poorly performing. In particular,...

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Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on January 25, 2017

Understanding spray foam products Spray Foam Insulation, a residential application that is gaining more and more popularity, uses Polyurethane Foam to effectively seal and insulate the home. Without getting overly technical, the foam insulation is “sprayed” into a space, using...

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How to Save Energy in Your Home During the Cold Months

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on January 10, 2017

For the professionals, the most important consideration when insulating the home is to stop air leakage. The problem in a typical home is that there are dozens and dozens of air leaks all over – holes and gaps and cracks that allow air to come in and out of the building structure without...

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The Difference Between Open-Cell and Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on December 21, 2016

For commercial use or residential, Spray Foam Insulation is available as open-cell or closed-cell. Each is typically installed in a specific application, and with the professional recommendation of an expert installer. It’s not a hard and fast rule, but the closed-cell foam is often used as...

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How to Significantly Lower Energy Bills This Winter

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on December 12, 2016

The formula is simple - the more a homeowner is willing to spend on energy upgrades, the better the cost savings. Of course, this applies to both summer and winter, even though heating bills in Canada’s extreme winter can be more substantial than summer cooling. From air sealing, to...

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