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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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The Importance of Insulation R Values

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on June 30, 2019

In this article, we are going to talk about the importance of R value. You may not be familiar with the topic so let's start with some basics first. What Is Insulation? Insulation is an important factor that makes your home comfortable and energy efficient. Insulation is also called the...

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What Material To Use When Insulating The Basement

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on June 14, 2019

Do you think insulating your basement will make it a more useful space? Most property owners choose to insulate their properties to make them a more comfortable place to spend time on. If you want your basement to be a better place for your kids to play, a comfortable work out area,...

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Radon Protection | Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 15, 2019

What Is Radon? Radon is a radioactive gas created when uranium separates in the bedrock, soil, and groundwater. It is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of radioactive Uranium found in our soil. Radon is estimated to cause up to 16,000 lung cancer deaths each...

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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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How to Fight Climate Change and Save Money?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on February 06, 2018

Combatting climate change can seem like an impossible task for the average homeowner. However, with the GreenON insulation rebates offered by the Ontario government, your home can help you make your mark in the fight against global warming. The GreenOn Rebate Can Help You Save Money Altruism...

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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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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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