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crawl space floor products

What’s in store for your crawl space floor?

Material and treatment options depend largely on the condition of your crawl space If you’ve been reading about crawl spaces at myHOMEscience.com, this blog topic won’t come as a surprise. Among the many questions and comments on crawl space topics, quite a few are about floor issues. So let’s … [Read More...]

Entry Door

Choosing a new entry door

Make the most of an energy-saving upgrade that also has a big impact on curb appeal  Let’s be clear. Replacing an old entry door with a new ENERGY STAR® door will not have the same impact on comfort and energy savings as sealing leaky ductwork or upgrading attic insulation. But unlike many other … [Read More...]

sickbuildingfeature

Avoiding Sick Building Syndrome

Improving your home’s indoor air quality will protect family members from invisible pollutants that can cause serious health problems Normally I like to begin a blog with a few sentences that explain the importance of the topic I’m planning to cover. But the best way to emphasize the … [Read More...]

Home with oversized lawn

Lower Your Yard’s Fuel Consumption

Winter is the season we think of when it comes to fuel usage, but a surprising amount is used in summer lawn and garden maintenance as well. Paul Tukey, the author of the Organic Lawn Care Manual, has done the math. He claims that the average fuel consumption per household for a family with a … [Read More...]

Dog cooling down in the water

6 ways to cut cooling costs this summer

There’s no need to sweat because of hot weather and high air conditioning expenses Summer heat is here. What could be worse than sweating all night long in an upstairs bedroom that your air conditioning system can’t seem to reach? How about being shocked by a huge spike in your electric bill … [Read More...]

Home with big lawn

Downsize your lawn to save energy

It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting nice just in time for you to spend hours and hours getting your lawn back in shape.  Seems a bit crazy – as if we were human hamsters -- especially when you realize there are few other countries in the world that lavish so much time, energy, and … [Read More...]

Shady Home

Landscape to Save Energy and Improve Comfort

Most of you know that evaporation of moisture from your skin makes you feel cooler. That’s because evaporation takes heat energy, thereby cooling the air wherever it takes place. Turn on a sprinkler on a hot day and the area surrounding it will feel cooler. Trees act as gigantic sprinklers as … [Read More...]

Tight attic spaces

Craftsmanship in the Attic

What’s so difficult about an attic insulation upgrade? Plenty. For just about any kind of job you might imagine, there are distinct differences between doing the work and doing the work REALLY WELL. This rule applies across every profession, from cleaning houses to managing stock portfolios. … [Read More...]

Earth Day Feature

How about some insulation for your Earth Day celebration?

Making your home more energy efficient is a great way to help save the planet Thanks for visiting myHOMEscience to help celebrate Earth Day 2014! There are plenty of bigger, more-publicized places to go on this day devoted to saving our planet. But here at myHOMEscience, we’ve got an Earth-saving … [Read More...]

Vapor Barrier Installation

What You Need to Know About Vapor Barriers

Controlling moisture has challenged builders for thousands of years. Too much of it inside a structure can lead to rot, mold, insect infestations. Consequently, roofs and siding, weather-tight windows and doors, and waterproofed basements were developed. It’s one thing, however, to keep water out … [Read More...]