How can I keep the heat in with insulated flooring and carpets?

How to keep in the heat with Hardwood flooring

It’s a cold winter. To keep your home warm and cozy, you need to find ways to keep in the heat. Doorways and windows will bring in a cold draft if not properly insulated. To reduce heat loss, there needs to be insulating materials included in the ceilings, floors and walls of your home.

By having insulation in your ceilings, floor and walls, your home will be able to provide better warmth in the winter and coolness in the summer.

It is important to have insulation throughout your home to make your living space as comfortable as possible, without costing you an arm and a leg for proper heating and cooling.

To transform your home into a well insulated home, you should take the following sound advice on home insulation:

Use more insulation than the minimum requirements listed for your building code insulation requirements.

Hire a professional flooring company to well insulate your home flooring. For flooring insulation should be placed underneath the floor, at the footings and the perimeters of your floor to reduce heat loss as much as possible. It is crucial that a professional flooring company install your floor insulation so you can have peace of mind that your home floor insulation is ready to perform well.

You should have your windows double glazed to allow sunlight to come into and home the capability to retain the heat of the sunlight better. Wood flooring is a wonderful complement for double glazing windows as wood is a great insulating material. PVC and wood frames should be used as insulating materials for your windows as well to reduce window heat loss by 20% to 40%.

You can keep your home as warm as possible by making your home as airtight as possible while still maintaining a controllable ventilation system.

Hardwood flooring is perfect for improving home insulation for any size home. In fact, wood floors are perfect for radiant heat installations. If you are strongly favoring wood floors with radiant heat, make you you go with quatersawn oak wood for the best results. Flatsawn solid oak flooring can also be used for radiant heat installations but it must be properly dried and installed by a professional flooring contractor. To reduce the potential of cupping, engineered flooring is your best option. Otherwise go with a high quality carpet to improve your home installation.

Have a look at our home carpet and home flooring to spruce up your home interior design. With our carpet and flooring selection, you won’t have to worry about your holiday guests seeing scuffs on flooring, stains in your carpet and oddly styled tiles in your bathroom or kitchen. We can replace your cracked bathroom tiles and discover other flooring solutions for your home.

For professional services and questions on home flooring installations or carpeting options, contact Jim Boyd’s Flooring America by calling 410-667-0620or click here today!

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Source:

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/asktoh/question/0,,357313,00.html

http://www.energywise.govt.nz/your-home/building-and-renovating/planning-your-home/keep-in-heat

 

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