Weatherizing / Conservation
Homeowners interested in making their homes more energy efficient should take a look at air sealing and insulation projects that have relatively low cost, can often be done yourself, and will pay for themselves quickly in reduced energy costs. Water-saving products can pay for themselves in reduced water bills.
Air sealing and insulation have been compared to a windbreaker and a sweater. Air sealing, the “windbreaker,” stops the flow of air through gaps and cracks, keeping warm air inside your home and reducing uncomfortable drafts. Insulation is the “sweater” that reduces heat being lost by conduction from ceilings, walls, and pipes.
- Read more about weatherizing and conservation on our Advice blog
Weatherization and conservation products from our showroom
Prices listed are public (non-member) prices and do not reflect the BBR member discount.
Air sealing products
Weather stripping and more
Fiberglass Pipe Insulation
Available for purchase in-store. A great deal of heat can be lost between a home's boiler and its living spaces. If you have a warm basement, pipe insulation will help reduce your heating costs by keeping the heat in your pipes until it arrives at your radiators. Our 1"-thick fiberglass insulation is beefier than that found elsewhere. It has an outer foil jacket and comes in 3-foot lengths in a variety of diameters. You can borrow our pipe gauge to measure and order correctly, as pipe sizes are measured by internal diameter. For steam or hot-water heating systems.
Comes in eight different iron pipe sizes. Insulation is priced per piece, and each piece is three feet long.
1/2" : Public price $5.70 / Member price $4.65
3/4" : Public price $6.15 / Member price $5.10
1": Public price $6.60 / Member price $5.55
1 1/4" : Public price $7.05 / Member price $6.00
1 1/2" : Public price $7.50 / Member price $6.45
2" : Public price $7.95 / Member price $6.90
2 1/2" : Public price $8.85 / Member price $7.65
3" : Public price $9.45 / Member price $8.25
Products for the yard
We keep compost bins and rain barrels in stock year round. Available for purchase in-store.
Ivy Rain Barrel
The Ivy rain barrel holds 50 gallons. Forest green barrel is made with 50% recycled HDPE plastic and includes all components needed to start harvesting rainwater. Locking lid, two overflow ports to allow you to link multiple barrels together, and screened inlet to keep out mosquitoes. Measures 42.5”H x 22” diameter. Made in the USA. Public price $96.99 / Member price $87.99
Moby Rain Barrel
This whale of a rain barrel holds 65 gallons to keep your garden and other plants well hydrated. The brass 3/4” spigot easily connects to a standard garden hose. Childproof locking lid; two built-in overflow ports to direct water away from your foundation and to link additional barrels. Bug-proof screen keeps out mosquitoes and other pests. Measures 39” high, 29” in diameter. Lid comes off for nesting and storage. Made in USA of 100% recycled plastic. Public price $172.00 / Member price $155.92
Earth Machine Compost Bin
Made of rigid plastic, the Earth Machine has an 80-gallon capacity. Lid twists to allow for ventilation control. A sliding door at the base allows for continuous compost removal. The top half of the bin can also be removed, allowing access to the pile with less lifting. Base diameter 30", height: 34". LIMITED TIME PRICE! Available to members and the general public for $50 through April 30, 2015. Price will then increase to $58.00.
New Age Compost Bin
With a capacity of up to 180 gallons, the New Age Composter works well with yard waste, larger gardens, and grass clippings. It is made of a flexible material so the diameter can be adjusted at setup. Cone-shaped bottom draws air in through bottom of the pile, and perforations in the top allow water to trickle into the compost. To access the finished compost, the entire sidewall is lifted up from the pile. Base diameter 30–41", height: 32–44". Available to members and the general public for $50. Supplies are limited!
Efficient bulbs and fixtures
Bulbs and fixtures can be purchased in-store only and are subject to per-transaction maximums.Learn more about LED and CFL bulbs in our article, "More Light than Heat."
LED Omnidirectional Single
Affordable, long-lasting, and efficient LED bulb emits 450 lumens, or the equivalent of a 40-watt incandescent bulb, using just 7 watts. Perfect for multi-bulb fixtures and ceiling fans. Public price $4.50 / Member price $4.00
LED Omnidirectional Multi-Packs
These bulbs give the same light as a 60-watt incandescent (800 lumens) using 10 watts or less. Omnidirectional bulbs have the traditional shape and will work in most indoor fixtures. They are dimmable and last 25,000 hours -- that's almost 23 years at 3 hours per day.
- 2 Packs: Public price $8.99 / Member price $7.99
- 3 Packs: Public price $11.99 / Member price $9.99
LED PAR bulbs
LED (light-emitting diode) technology is highly efficient and long lasting. PAR (parabolic aluminized reflector) shape bulbs work well for track lighting.
- The PAR 38 floodlight is 4.75" in diameter and emits 1,200 lumens (equivalent to a 120-watt incandescent) using 20 watts. Public price $21.00/Member price $20.00
- The PAR 30 floodlight is 3.75" in diameter and emits 700 lumens (equivalent to a 75-watt incandescent) using 13 watts. Public price $13.50/Member Price $12.50
- The PAR 20 floodlight is 2.5" in diameter and emits 380 lumens (equivalent to a 35-watt incandescent) using 8 watts. Public price $4.50/Member price $3.50
LED Floodlight Two-Pack
These LED floodlights are perfect for recessed "can" fixtures. They emit 670 lumens (equivalent to a 65-watt incandescent) using just 9 watts. Used three hours per day, they are projected to last more than 20 years. Public price $7.99/Member Price $6.99
LED Floodlight Four-Pack
These LED floodlights are perfect for recessed "can" fixtures. They emit 650 lumens (equivalent to a 65-watt incandescent) using just 8 watts. Used three hours per day, they are projected to last more than 20 years. Public price $15.95/Member Price $13.95
LED Globe Bulb Three-Pack
Efficient LED technology in a decorative spherical shape, this bulb is perfect for bathroom vanity light bars and other exposed-bulb fixtures. It gives off 450 lumens: the equivalent of a 40-watt bulb, but using just 6 watts. Public price $17.99/Member price $14.99
LED Candle Bulb Three-Pack
Efficient LED technology in a decorative candle shape, this bulb is perfect for chandeliers. It gives off 325 lumens: the equivalent of a 40-watt bulb, but using just 5 watts. Public price $19.99/Member price $16.99
CFL Spiral Bulb
Single CFL spiral bulbs come in three degrees of brightness: 550 lumens (equivalent to 40 watts, using 11 watts), 1,200 lumens (equivalent to 75 watts, using 18 watts), and 1,600 lumens (equivalent to 100 watts, using 23 watts). Public price 99¢
CFL Spiral Four-Pack
Efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) give 900 lumens of light, or the equivalent of a 60-watt incandescent, but using only 13 watts. Public price $1.50
CFL Traditional Shape
This compact fluorescent bulb is a covered spiral, making it a good choice for fixtures where the bulb is exposed or for lamps with clip-on shades. It emits 800 lumens of light (equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent) using just 13 watts. Public price 99¢