Recessed lights are nothing more than a 6"diameter hole in your ceiling. This allows the heat you have developed with your furnace (and paid for) to escape into the attic and out of the house. One 6" diameter recessed light = 28.26 square inches of area. If you have 10 of them, then you have a 282.60 square inch hole in your ceiling!!! We have rock wool light covers that are installed over each of the lights, offering an air tight, fire retardant, insulated solution. This will make your heater run less, save money, allow less dust into the house, and keeps your family more comfortable.
If you are finishing your basement, this Tee fitting is never to be used for air ducting to a new vent. The only reason to use this tee fitting is for flue piping from a furnace or water heater. Anyone know why???
Not every home should have an attic fan. Most consumers do not realize that adding an attic fan can possibly increase your home’s electric bills drastically. What does an attic fan do? During the summer, an attic fan removes hot air from the attic and draws air from outside the home into the attic to ventilate the space. This air should not come from within the home. If the fan is not properly sealed and ventilated, you could draw the cold air out of your living space through your attic and thereby increase your electricity bills. Do you have an attic fan? Is it working and SHOULD you have an attic fan?? If you don't know - contact us to find out.
Measuring the CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute) and air volume coming out of a vent that a homeowner was complaining about that was "lacking air flow". This in conjunction with very little insulation above the room was making it hot! We'll be adding insulation above and sealing the ducting system of leakage to increase air flow and velocity too.
This homeowner in Manassas was having trouble cooling off the top floor of their home which is a two story rambler. We counted 24 recessed lights allowing the hot attic air into the home, and the cooled air from the home into the attic. Do the math....each 6" diameter recessed light is a 28.26 square inch hole in the ceiling. 24 x 28.26" = A 678.24 square inch hole allowing air to transfer to/from the attic and the living spaces below. Cut a hole that big in your ceiling and tell me it doesn't affect your ability to heat/cool a home!