Why Insulate Your Home?
One of the best investments you can make in your home is to have it properly insulated. Not only will it help save money on your heating and cooling bills, but it prolongs the life of your HVAC system. WHY? Because the system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home comfortable year-round. Insulation also helps reduce allergens in your home.
A properly insulated home will help to reduce the amount of air loss. Insulation acts as a barrier between areas of different temperatures. It’s the most practical and cost-effective way to make your home more energy efficient, while keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
How is insulation measured?
The measurement for insulation is called R-Value. This value is an indication of a materials thermal resistance and it varies based on the particular type of insulation.
The R-Value per inch assigned to fiberglass batts, blown in fiberglass, cellulose and open or closed cell foam will be different for all. For example foam is an R-7 per inch whereas fiberglass batts are an R-2.5 per inch.
What areas of your home should be insulated?
- Attic floors
- Exterior walls
- Internal walls (for noise reduction)
- Basement ceilings