The Environmental Benefits of Blown-In Cellulose Insulation
Published on June 15, 2021
In Toronto, local homeowners have a wide variety of attic insulation products to choose from. At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, our preference for home insulation is blown-in cellulose. We specialize in this type of blown-in insulation because of the many benefits provided.
If your attic insulation is due for an upgrade (or overdue), you may want to consider installing cellulose blown-in insulation. In fact, along with the many insulating benefits, this product has many environmental benefits that are attractive to homeowners who care.
Attic insulation should be considered a long-term investment, and blown-in cellulose can offer a very cost-effective “payback” period. Unlike other conventional home improvements, insulation delivers both home comfort and energy efficiency, with many years of utility savings.
Environmental Benefits For Homeowners who Care
Practically every residential home could stand to be more environmentally friendly. To be sure, installing eco-friendly attic insulation is a great start. It’s an ideal way to measurably reduce your energy consumption and therefore reduce greenhouse effects.
Installing blown-in cellulose is a leap forward in creating a “greener” home. It’s the key to improving energy efficiency, thus reducing your carbon footprint while enhancing indoor comfort in winter and summer. Moreover, the sustainability of blown-in cellulose in Toronto translates to cash savings on utilities.
For the most part, blown-in cellulose is made with a high proportion of recycled materials. With over 80% recycled content, it certainly beats fibreglass insulation with about 40% recycled content. This means that cellulose insulation requires fewer brand new materials, minimizing the need for manufacturing and its negative repercussions to the environment.
When compared with other products, blown-in cellulose creates much less waste during the installation process. Indeed, there is virtually no waste since any leftover material is used on future projects, reducing waste sent to landfill sites.
Because cellulose is non-toxic and treated with chemicals that are not harmful to humans or wildlife, the chemicals used to treat cellulose insulation that may end up thrown away won’t be a hazard to anyone or anything around it.
All About Blown-in Cellulose
With blown-in cellulose, improved energy efficiency effectively reduces your home’s carbon footprint. The product is well suited for the attic and roof cavity, providing satisfactory R-Values, and effective blocking of any air leakage.
Cellulose insulation is designed to be fire-resistant and mold resistant, an ideal combination for the attic. At EcoComfort, we recommend the product simply because it delivers excellent results. The added sustainability is a great bonus.
Choosing Professional Installation
A professional installation delivers far better results than a DIY installation. At EcoComfort, we install Canadian-made products that are safe and chemical-free. Best of all, our installation work is fully guaranteed.
EcoComfort specializes in blown-in cellulose, offering a complete range of services that include: insulation removal, insulation upgrades, and attic ventilation. We don’t cut corners, and we don’t compromise quality.
For attic insulation services in Toronto count on the experts at EcoComfort.
If you’re shopping around for attic insulation services in Toronto, EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting can provide quality products and installation, along with great value.
Contact one of our attic insulation experts for professional attic recommendations. We also have a handy online form where you can request a FREE price estimate.