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How to Achieve Airtightness in Your Building in Toronto?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on July 19, 2018

There is growing awareness about the importance of airtightness in your building - you may have heard it talked about on your favourite home reno TV show or read about it on the internet. Airtightness in your building may not seem like a big concern - air enters and exits our buildings all the time,...

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How Can Insulation Prevent Heat Loss?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on March 27, 2018

Adding new insulation to your home can help it be more comfortable, maintain a stable temperature, and save you money on your monthly heating and cooling bills - but how is it that insulation prevents heat loss? All homes experience heat loss in some capacity, but understanding how heat transfer,...

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EcoStar and the Home Energy Loan Program

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on January 11, 2018

If you’ve been considering renovations or retrofits to improve your home’s energy efficiency, the home energy loan program (HELP) offered by the City of Toronto can help offset the costs of major home improvements. Upgrading your home to be more energy efficient can have a huge effect on...

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Determining The Need For An Insulation Upgrade In The Home

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on March 23, 2017

Upgrading home insulation is always a good idea, and always a worthwhile investment. While a kitchen renovation might deliver more of a “wow” factor, home insulation is one of the most cost effective projects, and with great benefits. A well insulated home delivers indoor comfort during...

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An Insulated House is not just for Winter

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on March 16, 2017

For most people, the idea of insulation is to keep the home warm in the winter. But the actual concept of insulation is to slow down the movement of warm air between two spaces. Which means that it’s just as important in summer as it is in winter. Insulation, in whatever product form it comes,...

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What Exactly is R-Value and Why is it So Important?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on September 14, 2016

On a more technical level, R-Value measures resistance to heat flow through a given material. For an average homeowner, it translates into a simpler equation – the higher the R-Value rating, the greater the resistance to any heat flow. But this is only part of the explanation, since there are...

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The Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on August 25, 2016

For the professionals, Spray Foam Insulation is considered to be the best product on the market today. When it’s properly installed, SFI is a total “insulation system”, providing more benefits in one installation than anything comparable. One application of SFI delivers superb...

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