Home Insulation Services
Lower your utility bills and maintain a more steady temperature in your home!
Effective home insulation is one way people can live more comfortably while saving a lot of money on energy expenses. Home insulation is a vitally important, and easily forgotten, element of your home’s overall heating and cooling situation.
Insulation is what helps keep your home at a steady temperature once your HVAC system has attained the desired temperature. After years of wear, home insulation loses its effectiveness and needs to be addressed to help your home be the most comfortable it can be, while allowing your air conditioning and heating systems to function more effectively.
What this means to you
We offer blown-in insulation services that will most certainly make a tremendous impact on your home in a variety of ways:
- Effective home insulation helps lower gas and electric bills thanks to more efficient heating and cooling.
- Temperatures in the home remain more steady and constant.
- Since the air conditioning and heating systems are being used less, there is less wear and tear on the system.
- Overall, the heat gain and loss of the home is minimized.
What’s amazing about home insulation, is it
- Doesn’t settle, which means its R-value (effectiveness), stays constant.
- Is moisture resistant, not retaining moisture.
- Resistant to mold.
So what about this R-value?
Home insulation is measured by something called an R-value. Basically, the R-value measures the effectiveness of insulation. To effectively understand R-value means to understand heat flow, which is broken down into three simple mechanisms: conduction, convection, and radiation.
Conduction is the way heat moves through material, just about if you’ve ever kept a metal spoon in a pot of boiling water; that spoon gets hot!
Convection is the way heat moves and circulates, just like how hot air rises.
Radiant heat travels in a linear fashion, heating anything solid in its way, much like a campfire can heat your shoes or sweatshirt thanks to the direct, radiant heat from the fire.
Air temperatures are always in motion, and a given space will always seek to equalize temperature. Using things like radiant barriers, homes are able to form a shield of sorts from harsh, high-level sources of heat, like the sun.
The other mechanisms, conduction and convection, are mitigated most effectively through the thoughtful use of insulation.
The thermal resistance, or R-value, of insulation depends on many factors, such as age of the insulation, moisture content, insulation thickness and density.
Homes all have varying R-value requirements, and an aging insulation installation could show up in the form of continuously working air conditioning and heating systems.
We are able to help remedy these problems in a myriad of ways, but one such way could include the reinstallation, or reinforcement of insulation, or the additional installation of home insulation in other spaces.