Polyester Insulation

In recent years, the use of polyester insulation products has grown in South Africa. Homeowners have been enjoying the fact that these insulation products do not contain “fibreglass” or “chemicals”. It’s a clean, healthy and non-allergic option to use in your home or place of work. Currently, isotherm is the king of the polyester products in South Africa. There have been a number of other products popping up over the years trying to compete with isotherm. The problem is that they just don’t have the same high R-values and density as the original brand. Cooler and Warmer Climates For cooler and warmer climates we recommend using the 145mm isotherm insulation. This is the thickest product in the isotherm line up. It competes with the 135mm aerolite insulation in terms of r-value and density. The bulk of the South African homeowners that use the polyester insulation would choose the 145mm. It

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Solar Film

Solar window film is applied on the inner surface of the window and it has a lot of direct benefits for you and your home. Since it is installed in the inside of the glass, installing solar tint is fast easy to do. These are benefits of using solar film. It reduces glare which makes it easy on the eyes. While outside, you use sunglasses and while inside, you will need the protection of solar control. Not only is glare annoying, but also harmful and tiring to the eyes which makes one uncomfortable and less productive. Solar film is going to provide one with twenty percent to more than eighty percent reduction of the glare and reflection while maintaining a clear view. This makes it easy for one to read by the window or see the screen of a computer without being bothered by glare problems. Benefits of Solar film

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Save Money With Roof Insulation

Homeowners are increasingly looking to save money by ensuring that their homes are as energy efficient as possible. One of the best ways to achieve this – and save a considerable amount of money – is by examining the quality of insulation around the home, and nowhere is this more important than in the attic. Over its lifetime a well-insulated attic will pay for its installation costs many times over, and not only save energy – and reduce bills – but also add commensurate value to the overall value of the property. Isotherm Insulation is a popular choice. It’s quite surprising to learn that a large swathe of US housing stock was constructed with very little regard to efficient insulation. This is especially true for older properties but the even younger building may have been fitted with outdated insulation that isn’t up to the standard of modern materials. In order

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Dave Lennox Collection x25

The rise in temperatures due to global warming has led to the rise in use of air conditioners to help keep domestic and commercial buildings cool. While opening windows may be a natural alternative to cooling a home, owning an air conditioner would help make the house cooler. AC’s not only help to get rid of the heat but also help to allow the flow of fresh air in the home. Roof insulation products like aerolite or isotherm also help reduce heat flow into your house or building. Below are three top brands of air conditioners you need to know about.  Dave Lennox Collection XC25 It is currently the best central air conditioning unit any home owner can get to own. It is equipped with precise comfort cool technology which helps to adjust fan speed, the heat and air flow capacity. This is achieved through increments which are small as

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Double Glazed Windows

Double glazed windows are composed of two panels which are fused in one frame and are separated by a small space. The space can either be filled with air or with a non toxic gas like argon. Manufacturers usually leave a space that measures between twenty millimeters for maximum efficiency. The gap between the panels helps by acting as an insulating barrier therefore helps to slow down the rate in which heat escapes from a domestic or commercial building. There are several factors that one needs to consider when looking for glazed windows and some include the window frame material and suitability of the frame among others. You should also consider getting isotherm installers to install ceiling insulation in your attic for best results.  How do double glazed windows reduce heat loss? Double glazed windows are designed to have a space between the two glass panels. The space measures between

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Roof Insulation

Roof insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways of ensuring the home stays warm in winter and cool in summer. Insulating your roof does not need to be expensive or be destructive to the environment, there are materials such as polyester isotherm insulation which is very useful to you. Polyester isotherm insulation is an insulating material that is cost effective to install, eco-friendly and has fire resistant properties. The manufacturers have produced the material from recycled PET bottles, therefore, its benefit in eliminating pollution to the environment. The fire resistant capability makes the material perfect for any home since it will prevent the spread of flames and also does not smoulder. How does Roof Insulation improve temperature in a home? Prevents heat loss with Thermal Roof Insulation The roof in a home is known to be an entry point for cold wind during the winter and also a pathway

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Gas heating vs Wood burning Fire places

Unless you are into snow related activities, winter is pretty terrible. One of the best consolations for this seemingly endless season is curling up in front of a nice fireplace on a cold winter day. Fireplaces are actually a selling point for new home buyers. They are aesthetically pleasing and the mantle is the best place to display family photos and accomplishments. Most home fireplaces are either wood burning or use natural gas. Gas heating vs Wood burning fire places what is better? Wood burning fireplaces provide yellow flames and orange hot coals which give a room a warm, cozy feel and look. The crackling sound and occasional firework like sparks and the smell of burning wood adds a nostalgic ambiance to a room. You will need wood. For people who live in the country, getting it will not be hard but for those in the suburbs, you will need

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Energy Efficient Air Conditioners

If your air conditioner isn’t a newer, more updated model, you might want to purchase a newer, more energy efficient model. Generally, more energy efficient air conditioners will have an Energy Star label. You are assured that air conditioners bearing this label consume less than 15% of the energy than other new models and up to 30% less than air conditioners that are about ten years old. These models might cost a little more, but they save energy and money in the long-run. You should also consider installing home insulations for best results. Contemporary air conditioner manufacturers are legally required to evaluate and rate their products by energy efficiency. The resulting number of the rating is called SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating). The higher the rating, the more efficient the model and the more you will save on energy costs over the life of the machine. For instance, SEER 13

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Aerolite Insulation

Aerolite Insulation it is more important than ever you insulate your home with the world wide energy crisis. Just look at what’s happening across America this winter with record cold, heavy snows, and pileups on major roadways due to ice. At the same time, you are throwing money out the window in lost energy costs if your home and attic are not properly insulated. That’s what this article is about today. You will see how you can save cash and have a more comfortable living environment at the same time by just adding Aerolite insulation to your home and attic. When you are done reading you’ll understand better how a properly insulated home will not only be a better place to live but how it saves not only on heating costs in the winter but also keep your home cool in the summer as well. How to keep you home

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Rainwater Harvesting

South Africa is in the middle of a drought. Water levels have been extremely low in the last few years. As homeowners we can help the situation by installing rainwater harvesting tanks in our residential and commercial properties to help relieve the burden on our fragile water supply. Check out these water tanks for sale Should you start rainwater harvesting? Everyone should definitely give it some thought. The rainwater harvesting tanks are not that expensive in comparison to high water bills coming through from eskom. Its actually quite easy to setup a rainwater harvesting tank at home. Most of the water in these kind of systems can be used in the garden, for washing cars and for watering plants. There are many other uses to having a system like this installed at home. Read more on 1000 litre water tanks