Combatting Toronto’s Winter with Cellulose Attic Insulation
Published on December 17, 2019
When January comes around, Toronto’s frigid winter highlights the inefficiencies that may be present in your attic insulation. With temperatures easily dipping to -20 Celsius, inefficient attic insulation can contribute to both heat loss and inconsistent indoor temperatures.
Inefficient insulation can make your home quite uncomfortable in winter. More than that, your furnace will be working overtime and using much more energy. The problem with insulation that is underperforming is that your indoor heat is simply escaping through your roof.
Upgrading the insulation in your attic with a product like blown-in cellulose is the ideal way to ensure long-term energy efficiency, along with a host of other benefits. As it is, the attic and roof cavity comprise the most critical “thermal barrier” in a typical residential home.
How cellulose attic insulation can improve home comfort during Toronto’s wintertime
Blown-in cellulose insulation is a cost-effective installation, with satisfactory thermal properties, and a good return-on-investment. Installed professionally, the application prevents “heat loss” through the attic, improving home comfort in winter and summer alike.
A well-insulated attic reduces indoor drafts and eliminates imbalanced temperatures from room to room. In winter, this is especially important for indoor comfort. As well, with little chance for indoor heat to escape up through the attic, home comfort is maintained.
When insulation is performing at peak, you can feel the improvement from season to season. There are no more hot spots or cold spots. Indoor temperatures are much better balanced. And indoor comfort is much more consistent during the winter and summer.
A properly insulated attic also serves to control indoor air moisture. The improvements to indoor comfort are immediately noticeable. In winter, excessive indoor moisture will have a number of downsides, making better controlled moisture levels essential to comfort.
The benefits of installing cellulose attic insulation
Blown-in cellulose is a quick, clean, and efficient installation with great long-term benefits. Both product and installation require a comprehensive, professional approach for the best outcomes.
Improved Energy Efficiency
In a large space like the attic and roof, insulation coverage is complete, filling all cracks/crevices.
Sound Dampening Quality
Professionally installed, blown in insulation will provide a satisfactory level of sound dampening.
Coverage is Comprehensive
Cellulose insulation material covers everything – crossbeams; plumbing; wiring, and ductwork.
Seasonal Savings on Energy
Upgraded attic insulation prevents “heat loss”; reduces energy consumption; cuts utility costs.
Expertly installed, blown in insulation provides years of energy efficiency (winter and summer).
In Toronto and throughout the GTA, count on EcoComfort for best results
At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, we consider blown-in cellulose as our “go to” product installation. It’s a top-notch product – with good R-Values; no asbestos; no added chemicals; and treated to be fire resistant. The finished application is also resistant to insects, animals, and mold.
To get started, call us at 416-333-4554 for a FREE attic inspection and a price estimate. Or fill out a form on our website for more information about our range of insulation products and services.