Fall In Love With Your Home Again… With Spray Foam!

It’s February, and with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, LOVE is in the air. Are you still in LOVE with your home? Perhaps not, if your home is not keeping your warm enough this winter and your heart stops every time you see the energy bill! It’s not too late – you can LOVE your home again with spray foam insulation!

The best way to regulate temperatures in your home is to seal both the attic (called an unvented attic) and the crawl space (called a conditioned crawl). When your home is not properly sealed, your HVAC system must work extra-hard to keep the entire house at a comfortable temperature – leading to high energy bills. The entire sprayed system will ensure that your home is warm and comfortable in the winter, and cool during the summer. In a nutshell, our product keeps the outside temperatures outside, where they belong!

With spray foam insulation, the temperature of the home is better maintained. No one ever LOVES receiving bills, but at least spray foam can bring the month-to-month cost of your energy bill down – so you will LOVE the product, and the results!

If you’re ready to LOVE your home again, call the experts at Creative Conservation at 800-798-1127. Don’t wait; Go Foam Today!

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Don’t Live a Crawl Space Nightmare!

Your crawl space is an important part of your home. It promotes air circulation, provides access to plumbing, electrical and other wiring, and — most importantly — serves as the actual foundation of your home.


And, yet, it is often one of the most neglected spaces in a home. Because of their location, crawl spaces can easily become damaged by moisture, extreme temperatures, and water vapor levels. Once this happens, the structural integrity of your home can be compromised.


Unfortunately, some contractors do not know the proper way to apply spray foam to the crawl space. We posted a video of this on our Facebook page recently – take a look at this crawl space nightmare:


As industry-leading experts in crawl space repair, we know the right way to encapsulate your crawl space is to spray foam on the WALLS, not the ceiling of your crawl. This creates an air-proof barrier and moisture is controlled. Here is an example of a properly sealed crawl space:


Don’t take the risk of having your own crawl space nightmare! Call us today at 800-798-1127 or visit www.creativeconservation.com to get a quote.

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Stay Warm This Winter – Here’s How

It’s January – which means it can get COLD in Virginia! This Winter, we have already experienced a crazy amount of snow, with just one snowfall so far in December (although a new snow threat looms for this coming weekend). Here are four tips to help you and your home stay warm in the midst of Winter.

  1. Reverse your ceiling fan. Instead of turning your ceiling fans completely off, flip the switch to reverse them and let them run! This will circulate the warm air in your home and push it downward.
  2. Air seal your home. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less.
  3. Look into insulating options. Spray foam in your basement, crawl space, or attic is a great solution to keep the cold air out in the Winter. Plus, you’ll be planning ahead – spray foam keeps your home cooler in the Summer time as well.
  4. Dine in as often as you can. Not only will you save money by doing this, but you can actually warm your home by cracking the oven door after making your meals.

If you have any questions about the insulation process that we use, or you’d like to get a free quote for your home, visit www.creativeconservation.com!


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Tips on Saving Money and Energy in your Home

At Creative Conservation, we are big believers in saving energy – that’s what our business is all about! One of the added benefits of energy conservation is saving money on your monthly utility bills. Going green helps you keep the green! The Energy Saver Guide, which can be found on the energy.gov website, is chock-full of great tips to help reduce your energy consumption. You can find the entire guide here.

When you’re ready to make your home energy-efficient and more comfortable than ever, make sure you consider spray foam for your attic and crawl space. We can help!

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Make It A Happy (Sustainable) Holiday Season!

The holidays are a time to celebrate! As we all know, it’s very easy to get caught up in the rush of the season. We spend a lot of money on gifts for loved ones. We cook, bake, rush around to various Christmas parties and school functions – there’s a lot to think about during this time of the year. Before you know it, we’ve spent a ton of energy and created a lot of waste.

Consider these statistics:

  • Americans throw away 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.
  • About 35% of Americans have an unused Christmas present collecting dust in their closets.
  • 8,000 tons of wrapping paper are used at Christmas each year, equating to roughly 50,000 trees.

There are many easy ways to conserve during the holidays; here are some ideas below:

  1. Use artificial trees – if that doesn’t work for you, buy a living tree that you can replant outside after the holidays are over.
  2. Be energy efficient – use few or no lights, go LED, decorate creatively with natural materials, make your own gifts (at least some of them), get creative and make it a family affair!
  3. Shop online, or take your own shopping bags when you’re out and about.
  4. Donate to a charity or service organization in the name of a friend – giving is what it’s all about, right?
  5. Use creative materials for gift wrap, such as: scarves, fabric, handkerchiefs, old maps, sheet music, advertisements in the newspaper – just to name a few!
  6. Eat sustainable food
  7. Avoid disposable containers

Some of these ideas will allow you to craft, explore your creativity, and spend time with your family – all while giving back to Mother Earth. Above all, make sure you take the time to enjoy the wonder of the season. Happy Holidays from Creative Conservation!

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