My husband and I are getting ready to build a new home in Central California. Bakersfield. The house will be 2600 sq. ft. one story. We are looking for ways to improve the insulation, and to keep down energy costs and usage, without spending a fortune to do it. If anyone can help us we would be most greatful! We would especially like info on Whole House Fans, Different types of insulation, (has anyone heard of foam in insulation for the whole house?) and different ways to inprove energy savings, best type of windows for a mainly hot sunny area. (Although we did have snow last winter!) I must say that I am having a very difficult time finding any info on any of this stuff.
Posted - 7 September 1999 21:38
I am working on a project for school that is dealing with spray foam insulation. I haven't done any research yet but it sounds really neat. Try these sites and see if they have what you are looking for. National Insulation Association www.insulation.org Icynene, Inc. www.icynene.on.ca FOAM-TECH http://supergreenfoam.com Corpond Corporation www.corbond.com
Hope they are helpful.
Posted - 2 May 2000 0:31
Shiela - Contact Lee Richardson with Greenstone Industries @ 916- 354-8818. Ask him about the Engineered for LifeTM program where your Heating and Cooling Costs are guaranteed by incorporating a systems approach to your new home. It takes more than insulation to make your home work or to be Healthy & Safe, Durable, Comfortable and Energy Efficient. Especially in a Hot climate you are building. I am sure you would like them all and you can.....with out a penalty from a cost stand point. You can call my office and get information as well @ 877-335-4687 and ask Tammy to send you out the information. Lee would know local Certified contractors that could help you out. Feel free to email me with any further questions.