Tag Archives: insulation

AL.com Photo of Snow Storm Highlights Heat Loss Through the Roof

A photo by AL.com during the snow storm shows where the Madison County courthouse is wasting heat. Inadequate roof insulation allows heat to escape and melt snow on the roof. By comparison, snow covering the walkway roof has not melted because the area below is not heated. Homeowners can use this technique to evaluate heat… Continue Reading

Why is My Home Too Cold?

Why is My Home Too Cold?

A severe winter storm swept through Alabama last night, leaving many families chilled by single-digit temperatures. A dusting of snow dramatically reveals where homes are losing heat. A photo taken in Sherwood Park this morning shows where heat loss from the home has melted the snow on the roof, while snow is not melted over… Continue Reading

The Illustrated Guide to Home Hot Water Heaters

The Illustrated Guide to Home Hot Water Heaters

The cost of hot water for Alabama households is highest during winter months because water coming into the home is colder and more heat is lost to cold surrounding air temperatures. Not to mention that a long, hot shower just feels good during the cold winter months. Here is a guide to getting the most… Continue Reading