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Is it Normal for My Air Conditioner to Run All Day?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on July 20, 2021

In the hot summer months, the only solution we can find to keep our living spaces comfortable and cool is an air conditioner. It is not a secret that air conditioners are responsible for approx. 30% of an average house’s monthly energy bills. Yes, cooling costs and it does even more if...

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Fiberglass Insulation Problems: 6 Things to Watch Out For

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on July 10, 2021

As with every insulation material, there are advantages and disadvantages. To start with, the benefits of home insulation include energy efficiency and a significant improvement of comfort. To add, home insulation keeps your home clean from pests and rodents and also your walls from moisture...

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2021 Home Insulation Statistics, Trends, and Facts

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on June 30, 2021

The energy we lose every day from our homes and workplaces has a significant impact on the environment and our pockets as well. As we all know, home insulation is of utmost importance when it comes to preserving energy and working towards a more energy-efficient living, working, or storage...

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Cellulose Insulation Guide for 2021

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on June 20, 2021

Along with fiberglass insulation and spray foam insulation, cellulose insulation is one of the most commonly used insulation methods in Ontario. It is preferred by homeowners, as well as by insulation crews due to its properties and ease of use. It delivers a relatively high R-Value and with the...

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Should I Spray Foam my Whole House?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 30, 2021

There is no such thing as too much insulation. It all depends on your budget and the goal you have towards achieving the best energy efficient results. To us, the ideal use of insulation is a satisfactory point that is achieved by using the highest amount of material with the given budget. By...

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Does spray foam insulation lose R-value?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 20, 2021

If you made it up here means you are looking to find out if spray foam insulation loses its R-Value. Being straightforward with you fellow Ontarian homeowners, the answer is no. Spray foam insulation does not lose its R-value. Rest assured as the material is considered to be one of the most...

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In Search of the Best Insulation Method in Ontario

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 10, 2021

While looking for the proper insulation method that guarantees the best for your living and storage space, you will encounter three main insulation methods. Spray Foam Insulation, Fiberglass Insulation, and Cellulose Insulation. Sure, there are other insulation methods and materials out there,...

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Spray foam roofing insulation in Toronto

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on March 10, 2021

For homeowners living in Toronto, having a draft free home is of utmost importance. We all know how tough the weather conditions are, and sometimes struggling to maintain a stable life routine can be a bit frustrating when low temperatures decide to kick in. It doesn’t necessarily have to...

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Home Insulation in Ontario – 5 Tips Homeowners Should Know

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on February 28, 2021

As a homeowner, all you want is a cozier living space for you and your family. Sometimes it might get a bit annoying dealing with home renovations and fixes as they seem to never come to an end. It doesn’t necessarily have to be that hard, especially if you get some advice from experienced...

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Improve your Home's Energy Efficiency

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on February 10, 2021

Home energy efficiency improvement is a stepping stone and a fundamental necessity that enriches the well-being of homeowners. By constantly improving your home’s energy efficiency you are not only cutting down costs by the reduction of energy bills but also increasing the quality of...

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Home Insulation in Ontario 101

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on January 20, 2021

A well-insulated living space is of the utmost importance when it comes to home upgrades. If you think your monthly utility bills are higher than expected, or if you are facing a problem with leakages and pests – a good layer of insulation is the solution to your problems.    ...

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Why We Must Improve Energy Efficiency Together

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on November 20, 2020

What is energy efficiency? Energy efficiency is simply using less energy for the same tasks. The primary intention of energy efficiency practices is to lower energy consumption in a manner that does not affect the living quality. Another objective of the energy efficiency standards is to reduce...

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Beyond 2020 Building

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on February 28, 2020

This blog is part four of the  "2020 Green Building Movement Ontario” series. Canada’s Building Solution to Climate Change. Imagine if every new house in Canada was so efficient that it could produce power and heat itself. A cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas...

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2020 Green Building Movement

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on January 15, 2020

This blog is part one of the  "2020 Green Building Movement Ontario” series we will be releasing in the next two months. 2020 started with a lifesaver growing movement. A movement is a group of individuals that focus on specific social issues. In 2020, the Green Building movement...

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Ontario Home Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on December 15, 2019

Adding home insulation in Ontario is more than necessary but quality insulation, just like most things, may come at a cost. Through experience we can say that most homeowners tend to choose quality products when investing in their buildings. Between various home insulation choices, you will find...

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What You Need To Know About Wall Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on November 30, 2019

It is highly important to live in a healthy house and adding insulation to the building will add comfort to your house. Insulating your house is one of the most efficient methods to save energy since it keeps the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Toronto is already dealing with...

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Preparing Your Home For Winter

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on October 31, 2019

We are all familiar with weather issues since Canada is known for tough winters. Second affected by winter, after our health, happens to be our house and since we live in it these two components mostly affect our health: winter and the condition of our home during winter. As a season with high...

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Eco-Friendly Insulation Benefits

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on October 15, 2019

Starting with the basics - What is insulation? Insulation is the kind of material used to insulate something, especially a building. Basically, insulation is material used that reduces heat loss or heat gain by providing a barrier between the inside of your home and the significantly different...

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Attic ventilation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on August 15, 2019

Many homeowners rarely access their attic, usually, they only go for storage or in search of something. It is very important for the house and also for your health to think about the condition of the attic. The condition of the attic significantly affects the rest of your home and is an essential...

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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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