Insulation Articles

Is My Home Energy Efficient?

February 29, 2024
Image of someone holding their smart phone and looking at an Energy Home Efficiency Grid. Is My Home Energy Efficient?

At HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services, we believe in taking a whole-house approach to conserving your energy use. That’s why we offer energy audits designed to save you money in all weather conditions. Let’s work together to find ways to save you money.

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What Is the Best Insulation for My Home?

January 15, 2024
Builder Fitting Insulation Into Roof Of New Home

At HomeRx, we work with fiberglass batting, blown-in cellulose, and spray foam insulation. We can guide you in selecting the best form of insulation for your home.

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Duct Sealing for Winter

December 15, 2023
Duct Sealing for Winter. Inside flexible aluminum ventilation tube.

Wintertime in Oregon can get expensive. There’s holiday shopping, snow tires, vacations—the list goes on. So why pay more for utilities? HomeRx & Performance Insulation is pleased to offer duct sealing, which has proven to lower your energy bills.  According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the average home’s ductwork loses between 25 and…

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How to Upgrade Your Home Insulation

November 10, 2023
How to Upgrade Your Home Insulation. Air ducting - inside flexible aluminum ventilation tube.

You increase comfort and decrease energy consumption by improving the insulation in your Oregon home. Less energy use translates into lower energy bills. 

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Does Adding Insulation to Your Attic Make a Big Difference?

October 31, 2023
Does Adding Insulation to Your Attic Make a Big Difference? Red and orange living room with colorful sofa and air conditioner.

When it comes to energy efficiency and home comfort, many homeowners in Oregon have started to look upwards—specifically, to their attics.

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Will an Attic Fan Make Me More Comfortable?

August 8, 2023
Attic Fan

While it seems a fan to cool a hot attic might also cool your home, it’s not a good solution. A better way to get more comfortable is sealing the attic and increasing your insulation.

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The Science of Heat Retention

August 8, 2023
Thermometer Sun 40 Degres. Hot summer day. High Summer temperatures.

Heating is the number one energy consumer in your home—it consumes nearly 30 percent of the average household’s energy bill.

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Garage Insulation

May 15, 2023
Image of garage. Garage Insulation.

HomeRX and Performance Insulation Energy Services is pleased to offer top-tier insulation services to our neighbors in Portland and communities nearby. Contact us today to learn about the range of solutions we offer.

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How Air Sealing Your Home Helps with Allergies

March 15, 2023
Image of inside of home. How Air Sealing Your Home Helps with Allergies.

Notice your symptoms acting up, even when you try to avoid the outdoors? That’s because pollen is finding its way into your Oregon home.

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New Home Construction Insulation Tips

January 31, 2023
Image of insulation. New Home Construction Insulation Tips.

Insulation and new home construction go hand in hand. The U.S. Department of Energy notes that adding insulation to a home under construction is much easier than trying to retrofit it in an existing home.

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Importance of Attic insulation

January 12, 2023
A crawl space is insulated. Importance of Attic insulation.

Believe it or not, your attic helps keep your Portland home comfortable by acting as an extra layer of protection from the fluctuating outdoor temperatures.

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How to Insulate Your Home and Prevent Heat Loss

December 15, 2022
A person with socks warms up. How to Insulate Your Home and Prevent Heat Loss.

If this is your reality and you are struggling with heat loss in your Oregon home, then you may want to look into the ways you can properly insulate it.

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Crawl Space Insulation Services

November 28, 2022
Basement crawl space with upper floor insulation and wooden support beams.

A poorly insulated crawl space creates problems for the rest of your home. It makes it hard to keep the upper floors warm in the winter. It can also contribute to high humidity levels in the summer.

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Do I Need Ceiling Insulation?

October 28, 2022
Image of someone installing ceiling insulation in an attic. Do I Need Ceiling Insulation?

It’s no secret that insulation can save you money here in Oregon. Adding new insulation to your attic, crawl space, and other parts of your home can cut down heating and cooling costs by 10 to 20 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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What Type of Insulation Do I Need?

September 15, 2022
Image of Insulation. What Type of Insulation Do I Need?

Feel a draft in your Oregon home? Let’s cover it up with a new layer of insulation. Adding new insulation to your Portland home improves your comfort and protects your indoor air quality (IAQ).

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Insulate to Shield Your Home From Outdoor Pollutants

February 18, 2022
Wildfires in Portland, OR.

Most Americans experience four seasons a year, but we in the Pacific Northwest are accustomed to a fifth: wildfire season.  Wildfire season historically has begun in late spring or early summer and stretched into October and sometimes November. Now it is burning its way right into winter. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…

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