Homeowners are feeling the pinch when it comes to energy costs and maintaining comfort levels in the home. Did you know that the most effective way of saving money and keeping the inside of the home comfortable is with insulation. Installing insulation in homes that don’t have any or upgrading older homes to newer technology is the latest trend in home renovations and improvement. One of the more specific areas that require the most attention is the empty space above the home known as the attic. Open attics with no insulation or non-functioning or old insulation material could contribute to excessive air loss which creates many more problems for the quality of life in the home and your pocketbook.
The many benefits of upgrading or installing attic insulation
Blown in attic insulation is the best choice for homeowners who want to realize all the benefits of a fully insulated attic. It provides the most complete coverage of a naturally tight and angular space and homeowners who install or upgrade insulation material will see the following benefits:
- Reduced energy consumption and lower energy bills
- Less wear and tear and repair costs on heating and cooling equipment
- More comfortable temperature all year round and less need to change the thermostat
- Better indoor air quality by preventing outside elements from entering the attic
- Investing in better insulating products for the attic like blown in fiber or cellulose applications means more money in your bank account in the short and long term while you own the property.
Blown in attic insulation reduces your energy bill
The constant rise of energy prices is a worry for most homeowners and controlling those unpredictable energy bills is priority of for most households. The most effective way to control those bills is making sure the home’s insulation is doing its job efficiently. Broken, old or missing insulation will allow air to escape at different levels in the home meaning HVAC equipment must work that much harder to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the home. Working insulation including material in the attic will prevent heated and cooled air from escaping and meaning furnaces and air conditioners work less and consume less energy to keep the home comfortable. Properly installed attic insulation saves you money in your monthly energy bills and also saves you money in unnecessary and premature energy related repair bills on your home’s heating and cooling equipment.
Wondering how insulation works to keep your home comfortable?
Homes are designed using a framed wall system meaning there are gaps between the inside walls and the brick or siding on the exterior. These empty spaces are necessary for the design and function of the home but can allow acclimatized air to easily escape through small cracks and holes. Fibrous material is placed inside these spaces to create a seal between the outside and inside walls controlling these small air leaks that can add up to large bills. The attic is also considered a hot spot for air leaks as this area is not usually insulated or possibly not maintained with frequency. Blown in attic insulation provides the best seal for air leaks when it comes to the oddly shaped space above your home.
Blown in attic insulation is NOT a do it yourself project
The best way to fully insulate your home’s attic is to utilize the blown in process where a large hose ejects or ‘throws’ insulation material into the space. This type of application is ideal for attics because of the usual angles and crevices that are hard to get to. Proper commercial quality equipment will apply enough pressure to make sure that material gets into every space and corner in the attic. High powered air pumps, heavy duty hoses and tools as well as specialized safety equipment are necessary for the safe application of attic insulation. Upgrading or installing attic insulation is not your run of the mill Sunday home improvement project and should be handled by experts who understand the process and details needed for a successful and safe application.
Professionals with experience are your trusted partners for blow in attic insulation
Investing in your home’s attic insulation is a smart choice, but the job should be executed by professionals with expertise in residential insulation methods. Industry professionals understand the specifics of residential home insulation and can recommend the right products that will suit your home’s specific insulation needs. You can expect experienced insulation experts to:
- Inspect the attic area and recommend either fiberglass or cellulose insulation material
- Outline the entire process to you with expected completion times
- Have the necessary equipment such as heavy duty air flow machines and commercial strength hoses for wider application ranges
- The proper safety equipment such as goggles, masks and other ventilating equipment
- The required disposal tools to properly remove and dispose of old insulation material
- Older homes would see improved comfort and reduced costs when upgrading attic insulation
Most insulation material is of the fibrous nature and can break down and lose its air control effectiveness over time. Areas such as the attic in older homes may not even have any insulation from the original build, but it makes sense to upgrade, and / or replace any material with blown in attic insulation to make sure the entire area is covered completely to prevent costly air leaks. Homes that are 20 years older and more should have the attics thoroughly checked and new insulation applied.
Get blown in attic insulation installed right the first time by EcoComfort and enjoy the benefits of a well-insulated home
Trusting experts with your attic insulation project will mean the job is done right the first time. EcoComfort are experts in residential insulation upgrades and installs and only use the best quality fiberglass or cellulose insulation material for your attic. Fully trained with all the latest equipment means you can rely on EcoComfort for a flawless installation that saves money for you in the short and long term.