• It’s Official, February 2015 Coldest Month on Record for Syracuse. Prepare Now for Winter’s ICY Blast

    Posted On: 12/1/2015 11:19 AM

    According to the National Weather Service February 2015 was one of the coldest months on record for many cities across the Northeast, but for Syracuse it WAS the COLDEST EVER RECORDED with average daily temperatures of just 9 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to the normal range around 23 degrees! This kind of cold can really hit people in the wallet too. Take a moment to think back on your home heating bill from last winter. Chances are, you spent quite a bit more than you would’ve preferred. This


  • Winterize Your Home Before the Holidays

    Posted On: 11/23/2015 3:23 PM

    As the holidays approach, Albany and Syracuse homeowners are looking forward to the good times that come with family togetherness. What doesn’t typically go through people’s minds, until it’s too late, are concerns about whether or not their homes are ready for Winter. Preparing a home before the holidays is the best way to go into winter knowing that you’re equipped for the cold weather that lay ahead, and the sooner you get started, the better. Why winterize? Here are a few enticing reasons.


  • How to Check Your Attic Insulation Levels #RuleYourAttic

    Posted On: 11/12/2015 2:59 PM

    Attic insulation is something that can easily go overlooked, especially when you consider the fact that many homeowners don’t really make it up into their attics very often. The fact is, a well-insulated attic can make all the difference in the world in regards to home performance, and the more you can do to ensure that your attic is properly insulated, the less headaches you’ll encounter when your energy bill finally shows up. Ready to #RuleYourAttic? You’ve got to start by checking to see if


  • Seal the Cracks!

    Posted On: 10/23/2015 9:55 AM

    The fall weather is finally here in NY, and while many homeowners are enjoying the crisp, clean air, it’s impossible to deny the fact that winter is not far away. Now is the time to start thinking about whether or not your home is properly equipped to deal with the wintery weather that will inevitably hit. To offset the cold, a lot of homeowners place focus on insulation and air sealing, the latter of which is essential to ensuring that conditioned air within your home doesn’t disappear. Home


  • Zerodraft Offers Services Through Solar Tompkins HeatSmart Program

    Posted On: 10/13/2015 10:21 AM

    Fall is in full swing here in CNY, which has many homeowners getting ready to turn their heating systems back on after a beautiful stretch of summer weather. Despite living in a state where the “green” movement is gaining more and more ground each day, many residents in Ithaca and Cortland Counties are still heating their homes with fossil fuels. Some believe they simply don’t have the money to upgrade their heating system, while others are in the dark about how to move forward and don’t know wh


  • Next-Gen Blowing Agents By HoneyWell

    Posted On: 10/6/2015 11:10 AM

    When it comes to enhancing home performance, insulation is often considered to be one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. A well-insulated home will not only serve to keep you and your family warm during the winter, but it will also prevent cool air from escaping during the summertime. In outfitting a home with new insulation, many NY homeowners have concerns about the safety of the materials being used—especially with blown insulation. For those who fall into this camp, next-gen blowing


  • Zerodraft Accepts 2015 Commitment Award from Syracuse Housing Authority

    Posted On: 9/21/2015 9:49 AM

    Zerodraft’s Commercial Division Manager, Joseph Shaffer, recently accepted the the 2015 Commitment Award from the Syracuse Housing Authority. The award recognizes Zerodraft’s demonstrated commitment to hiring and training Section 3 residents for its recent insulation project with the Syracuse Housing Authority. "It's an honor to receive this recognition", Shaffer said, adding " Zerodraft is deeply committed to making a positive difference." Zerodraft was the only contractor to receive the honor


  • Is Your Home Ready for Winter? Find Out with a Blower Door Test

    Posted On: 9/18/2015 2:09 PM

    Albany, NY is not exactly known for having the most mild winters, and even though summer has just ended, the cold weather isn’t far away. Many homeowners find themselves in the dark about whether or not their homes are actually ready for the winter, and there’s more to prepping for the cooler months of the year than HVAC systems maintenance. Air sealing and insulation can help to ensure that your heating system doesn’t have to work extra hard, and the best way to determine whether or not you hav


  • How to Prevent Ice Dams This Winter

    Posted On: 9/8/2015 1:44 PM

    Any Albany homeowner who has ever experienced ice dams in the past, knows that they can be a serious pain. Add to this the fact that ice dams can end up costing you quite a bit of money if left unaddressed, and it’s clear that putting some work into preventing winter ice dams is a necessity this fall. What ice dams typically do is cause water to back up on the roof of a home, which can damage walls, ceilings, insulation and any other parts of the home that are nearby. Plus, huge icicles can form


  • Insulation and Global Warming

    Posted On: 8/25/2015 9:34 AM

    Global warming and climate change have been in the news long enough now that just about everyone is familiar with the concept and what it could mean for our future. Many Albany, NY homeowners have “gone green” as a result, buying local and avoiding the use of chemicals that could potentially contribute to global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer. But did you know that the type of insulation you choose for your home could be a contributing factor? If you answer ‘no,’ you’re not alone