Whether a new construction or an older established home, Toronto property owners should always examine if their house is ready for the upcoming change in season. Controlling energy costs while maintaining comfort in the home has always been the biggest challenge for local homeowners and unfinished areas of the home are usually the source of air leaks. Installing attic insulation in Toronto and sealing air leaks is the best way to keep your home comfortable while lowering your monthly energy bill.
As hot air rises throughout your home, it can accumulate in areas which are prone to heat loss, such as an empty attic. Attics are perfect for storage or as an emergency bedroom, however, the unfinished space above the top floor can create numerous problems for homeowners. During the winter months, homes are heated and that warmer air rises throughout the home eventually reaching the attic. Non-insulated attics can easily allow hot or cold air to escape causing the heating or cooling system to run longer to maintain the desired temperature. This means more energy consumption and higher utility bills. Local homeowners should consider installing attic insulation in Toronto to reduce those monthly costs.
Builders rarely insulate attics when constructing homes and they are usually left in an unfinished state. Open slats and exposed exterior walls provide many opportunities for air to escape which directly impacts the cost of heating and cooling your home. A higher energy bill means your heating and cooling equipment is operating longer than it should resulting in increased wear and tear on equipment. Fully insulating your home’s attic will reduce energy consumption and save you money in unnecessary and costly furnace and air conditioning repairs.
No home construction is ever perfect and controlling and maintaining air flow within the home is one of the biggest challenges for homeowners in Toronto. Older homes have their own set of unique problems related to wear and tear. Professional insulation specialists believe that proper attic insulation in Toronto is the most efficient way to control airflow, reduce costs and keep the home comfortable all year round. EcoComfort offers the latest in blown-in fiberglass or blown-in cellulose insulation and ensures the complete coverage of your attic.
Choosing new insulation from the many available options on the market is enough to make your head spin. While everyone wants the best insulation for their home, what’s the ‘best’ is a matter for discussion - each home is uniquely affected by its location, weather, elevation and other factors, and the EcoComfort team will help you choose what will work best for your needs and budget. There are two major formulations of insulation that are used on the market today: batts and blown in.
Batts: This style of insulation has been on the market for decades. Resembling unspun wool or cotton candy, batts are large, fluffy rectangular pieces of insulation made from materials like fibreglass, cotton, or rock slag. Batts are a great choice for rectangular or square spaces where they can be cut exactly or fit into a framed wall, but have a bit more trouble when there are curves or tight spaces - insulation has to offer complete coverage to be truly effective.
Blown in: When insulation is blown into a space, it may be made of similar materials to batt style insulation, but it is formulated as very small pieces instead of big continuous sheets. This allows it to be installed very quickly and with minimal mess or man power. It also gives it a greater flexibility than batt style insulation, because it can fit into irregularly shaped spaces much easier. The best part of blown in insulation is that it can be installed in exterior walls through small holes drilled into the walls. There’s no big mess or need to take down drywall, just a small hole to patch and paint.
Blown in cellulose insulation is one of our top recommendations at EcoComfort for a number of important reasons. A major clue is in our name - blown in cellulose insulation is one of the most eco friendly options on the insulation market today because it’s made from post-consumer recycled paper waste and isn’t treated with any harmful chemicals. Other reasons our company love blown in cellulose insulation are:
The problems associated with poor attic insulation are often difficult to notice. Like the cold or flu, a lot of symptoms can be caused by other problems or issues. It’s also very easy to ignore the attic for the simple reason that it’s not a room we generally use or pass through on a daily basis. Attics often have inconvenient or difficult to access hatches located in the closet or near the stairs, and without a reason to poke your head up there, it’s tricky to know what’s going on.
Pay attention to the following signs in your home. If a few of these common problems begin to appear, it might be a good time to get an attic insulation specialist to come by and assess your home.
At EcoComfort, our experience helping clients across the GTA has shown us the many benefits of installing new insulation in your home.
Many of our customers at EcoComfort have serious (and legitimate) concerns about climate change and what they can do to help make their home easier on the world around them. While our company can’t fix the mistakes of the past, the present holds a lot of great affordable green options for your home that have a positive impact on our natural resource consumption, waterways, air quality, and garbage creation.
New attic insulation also helps reduce your carbon footprint by lessening your energy consumption. Choosing a green insulation material, like blown in cellulose insulation, can reduce and reuse materials otherwise destined for the landfill.
Proper attic insulation in Toronto is proven to drastically cut heating costs throughout the winter season by keeping cold air out, and trapping warm air in. Thorough and expertly installed attic insulation will reduce energy consumption, saving money in both energy and repair bills. Property owners should only trust professionals with extensive residential experience to complete the job. EcoComfort is Toronto’s experienced attic insulation contractor you can trust to get the job done right the first time. Homeowners can expect 100 percent satisfaction in both the job and the price when hiring EcoComfort to insulate their attic. EcoComfort has the residential home experience and expertise to fully seal and insulate your home’s attic and upper crawlspaces. Contact EcoComfort for a free estimate today.
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