Air Sealing, Blown-in Insulation, & More!
Why Is Insulation Important?
Heat naturally flows from a warm space to a cool space. In the winter, heat flows from heated living areas to cooler areas such as the attic, garage, basement or outdoors. Poor insulation means a lot of heat escapes, and your heating bills are much higher than they could be. In the summer, the heat flows from the outdoors to the cooler areas of your home – costing you more energy and money to keep your home cool.
Insulation blocks this natural heat flow and is rated in terms of its thermal resistance, or R-value. The higher R-value insulation your house has, the less heat flows OUT of your house during the winter, and the less heat flows IN to your house in the summer. This directly leads to lower heating and cooling costs for every season of the year.
The Process of Increasing Energy Efficiency
The first step is a Home Performance Test, which uses an infrared camera scan of your home, indicating how energy efficient your home is.
Properly air sealing cracks and openings in your home can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs. It also creates a healthier indoor environment.
After a Home Performance Test and a complete air seal, we recommend attic insulation be installed exceeding R62.
Spray foam insulation is the most effective way to properly air seal your house. Spray foam seals the smallest cracks in your house. It’s easy to install and hardens into an air tight barrier.
Insulating your foundation is another key part of an overall strategy to turn your home into an energy efficient home.
Ventilation works along with air sealing to give you an energy efficient home that is still able to exchange indoor air with outdoor air.