How To Make a Room Feel More Cozy

How To Make a Room Feel More Cozy

The team at Reeves Insulation, LLC knows a thing or two about how to properly insulate a building to keep the interior temperature comfortable. The R Value inside the walls isn’t the only thing that makes a room feel cozy and comfortable. Here are a few tips on how you can make your room look as cosy as it feels. 1. Use Layers. Layering things like the light sources in the room, the rugs, and any textured decor will give your room a cozy feel to it. To layer lighting try and give your room more than just one source of light. Keep the lighting at eye level and at varying degrees of usefulness. Fairy lights are a charming way to add a delicate layer of light to a room. A lamp is the perfect way to create a cozy, functional reading space. A fireplace might be the most cozy element any room can have. It gives off warm lighting and functions as a heat source during cold winter months, which could help if the R value in your home is not up to par. What is R Value you ask? Go here to see what it’s all about, and how R value can affect your home.  2. Texture. Texture brings charm and cozyness to a room the same way layers do. Fill the room with throws, pillows, wallpaper, decor and more. The best and easiest way to add texture to a room? Throws. If the room feels like it needs something simple to make it more cozy, add a throw somewhere. Add several throws, depending on the size and functionality...
Home Insulation Efficiency Tips for Cold Weather

Home Insulation Efficiency Tips for Cold Weather

How is your home insulation holding up? Get an professional inspection from the team at Reeves Insulation and see if you can save more on your utility bills. Here are a few tips for making your home more efficient during cold weather seasons. And before you start, make sure you visit this blog here, to make sure you’re good to go on 4 important things to consider before insulating.  Windows Your windows are a great place to start making your home more energy efficient and testing your home insulation. They are not insulated like the walls of your home and often have leaky edges. Check the caulk around your window and look for efficient weatherstripping. Despite being an insulation weak-spot, your windows can actually help you get your desired indoor temperature. Take advantage of the warmth of the sun by opening the curtains of your south facing windows during the day. Doors Stop a draft from coming under your door by installing weatherstripping to your door jambs. Place a draft stopper at the foot of your door. It might seem like a small change to make, but it will be all the difference to your cold feet. Thermostats and your Home Insulation Homeowners everywhere are saving big on their utility bills by installing programmable thermostats. They make it easy for you to use your heat wisely. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, set a reminder to turn down the heat when you leave your home. Lights Recessed lights to cause gaps in your home insulation. Even if the light is warm to touch, it is still letting the cold...
Should You Have a Home Energy Audit?

Should You Have a Home Energy Audit?

Here are a few reasons to schedule a Home Energy Audit from Reeves Insulation today! 1. Wasting energy is costing you money. The most obvious reason to get your home audited for energy efficiency is to save money. Utility bills aren’t cheap. Especially in the hot, humid Arkansas summer. You want to make sure all the precious cool air that your air conditioner is working so hard to fill the house with, stays in the house. 2. It’s important to keep your home at a comfortable interior temperature. The temperature of your home can affect your sleep, productivity and mood. Everyone has specific temperature preferences for sleeping, studying and working. That’s why it’s so important to create an ideal environment inside your home. One of the best ways to find an ideal interior temperature AND save money is to invest in a programmable thermostat. These thermostats can be set to turn on and off depending on when you will be home and when you will be out. This saves money by only controlling the temperature when you are home. This means you avoid wasting precious cool or warm air on an empty house. 3. Avoid wasting money on efficiency upgrades you don’t need. Having your home audited by professional will tell you exactly where your home is losing energy. You can invest in better windows, more insulation and new energy efficient appliances. Without a certified professional you don’t know what your home really needs to be most energy efficient. Get the most out of your energy saving budget. A professional energy audit will help you determine what to invest...
4 Things to Consider Before Insulating

4 Things to Consider Before Insulating

Before insulating can begin, your building needs to be ready. Whether you are re-installing insulation to an old home or getting ready to add insulation to a new building, there are a few things to consider: – The Reeves Insulation team has over 30 years of experience in insulation and home efficiency. If you think your home has an insulation problem, call us for an energy audit. Save money on gas and electricity and make your home a little more environmentally friendly with proper insulation. To learn more about our Home Energy Audits call 870-793-2623. – 1. Is your building at the right stage of construction? The foundation has been poured, the framing and siding of your building is standing tall and all the mechanical systems are in place. It’s now time to add insulation. We add insulation to a new home after the plumbing, electricity and ventilation has been installed. With all these things in place, we now have a better understanding of how the air will flow through the building. We are also aware of places that need extra insulation or sealant. Before insulating, make sure you’re at the right spot in construction. 2. Do you know where your home needs insulation? If you are restoring an old building that might need additional insulation, the best thing you can do is consult a trusted expert—like us! An efficiency audit can tell you where your building has cracks or leaks that will affect your insulation’s ability to keep the interior at a comfortable temperature. Getting an efficiency audit up front is the best way to save money on...
Why Work With a Family Owned Business?

Why Work With a Family Owned Business?

Reeves Insulation is a family owned business in the Batesville, AR area. We offer our clients over 30 years of experience in insulation and home energy conservation. We know how to keep your home or business properly insulated in Arkansas’ climate. As a family owned business, our name is tied to the quality of our work. Being part of the Batesville, AR community, we also believe it’s our job to provide our expertise at an affordable cost. What does it mean that Reeves Insulation is “family owned”? A business must have at least two or more members of the same family in ownership and/or leadership roles to be considered “family owned”. The Reeves Insulation dream team only has three members. All carrying the Reeves name. Martin Reeves is the founder and chief insulation expert. Mason Reeves is his right-hand man and Tim Reeves brings his experience and craftsmanship to complete the Reeves Insulation dream team. Why should you work with a family owned business in Batesville, AR? The quality of our work is tied to our family name. We take pride in every aspect of our work. But that’s not the only reason to choose a family owned business. There are plenty of reasons to support local and family owned businesses instead of big chains. Keeping jobs and dollars in the community is always a good idea. Studies show communities that keep local businesses maintain culture and diversity. This diversity serves as an overall economic advantage to the Batesville, AR area and the communities around it. It’s also better for the Batesville community as a whole. Locally owned and...
7 Tips for Home Energy Efficiency

7 Tips for Home Energy Efficiency

At Reeves Insulation we know the benefits of a properly insulated home go beyond interior comfort, but energy savings as well. When your home is properly insulated, it uses less energy. Using less energy saves you money and reduces your carbon footprint. The best way to make your home energy efficient is to have proper insulation. That’s where we come in. Reeves Insulation has over 30 years of expertise in home and office building insulation. We’ll help you decide what kind of insulation is best for you. Here are a few tips to help make your home more energy efficient. 1. Wash your Laundry in Cold Water Helps with Energy Savings. Doing laundry? If you can, run your washing machine with cold water. Cold water doesn’t require as much energy as hot does. Do you already separate your loads based on color? Maybe start separating them based on whether they can be washed in cold water or need to be washed in hot. 2. Only run a full Dryer for Optimal Energy Savings. Make sure you are filling the dryer with a full load of laundry every time you run it. If the dryer isn’t full, the extra hot air goes to waste. You could also consider line drying every once and awhile. 3. Turn down the Temperature of your hot water Heater. You might not even notice the difference. We recommend setting it at about 130° or 120° Fahrenheit. You can also wrap your water heater tank in a special blanket to keep in insulated, which is a little know energy savings pro tip. 4. Skip the oven....