Hayes Insulation Blog

Five Ways to Beat Cold Temps Now

It’s hard to think about winter weather when summer is still alive and well. Waiting until the first cold snap to get your home ready for winter makes it difficult to fully prepare for cold weather. It also can mean another season of energy bills that are higher than necessary. Get ahead of the curve and [...]

September 14th, 2018|Residential Insulation|

Suffering from Allergies? Did You Know…

Do you or someone you love suffer from asthma or asthma-related attacks? It’s estimated that 26 million Americans are affected by asthma or asthma-related conditions. It’s proven that these attacks have a direct link to air quality — and air sealing your home can help. In the lungs of asthma sufferers, swollen airways become extra sensitive [...]

April 12th, 2018|Spray Foam|

Tips to Prevent Freezing Pipes

It’s no secret our area of the country has been faced with cold temps! We’ve been receiving an influx of calls from homeowners and builders dealing with frozen pipes. Frozen pipes are inconvenient and can cause significant damage. When the temperature of a water pipe drops below freezing, water in the pipe can expand up to [...]

Five Energy-Saving Projects for Fall

When temperatures begin to drop, it's time to get your home ready for winter. Here's a quick checklist to keep your house—and property—in peak condition this winter. Improve Your Windows Old and inefficient windows leak conditioned air. Switch out your window screens for storm windows—if you have them—before the frigid temps kick in. This swap will [...]

September 12th, 2017|Energy Savings|

What Is Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality?

When we think of air quality, we most often think of outdoor air. Did you know that the air inside your home may have the biggest impact on your health? One estimate indicates the average person receives 72 percent of their chemical exposure at home (via The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/USEPA). Indoor air quality can be [...]

Why Air Seal?

Building science is a new concept to some homeowners. Building science is the study of how buildings consume energy and taking a whole-house approach to energy savings. By looking at the home as one unit, a qualified contractor can make recommendations for overall energy improvements rather than targeting just one area of the home. Building science [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Spray Foam|

How to Know If Your Attic Needs More Insulation

Even if your home is newer, your attic may be under insulated. Today’s building codes may be different than codes when your home was built. Your insulation may have settled. A hard wind entering your attic through your soffits may have compromised your insulation. These factors — and many others — can result in you spending [...]

Why You Should Air Seal, and How Spray Foam Can Help

Air sealing is the process of reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of a home. It is an important step to reduce energy costs, reduce drafts and cold spots, help to keep out pests and allergens, and increase the overall air quality in your home. Air leakage occurs when outside air enters [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Spray Foam|

Tips to Save Energy This Summer

Are you looking forward to summer but are already sweating how much your energy bills will be? Don’t let the impact heat and humidity can have on your energy bills (and wallet) take the fun out of summer. Here are some tips to help save money on energy bills this summer and year ‘round. Turn On [...]

June 8th, 2017|Energy Savings|

Is Your Upstairs Warm During Summer? Here’s Why.

Most people understand a basic principle about air — warm air rises, cool air sinks. If you aren’t familiar, this principle is demonstrated by watching a hot air balloon in action. When it’s filled with heated (light) air, the balloon rises. When the air inside the balloon cools down, it becomes dense (heavy) and the balloon [...]