As part of our energy conservation and “green” commitment, we provide insulation, as needed, to help homeowners save $ on utilities!
What is the purpose of insulating?
Insulation works to prevent the flow of “conditioned” air from leaving the area you want comfortable. In the winter, insulation keeps your home warm. In the summer, it keeps the cool air inside. Insulation resists the flow of heat. Heat, as a form of energy, likes to move from where it is hot to where it is cooler. By preventing the flow of heat from moving out of your house in the winter, and into your house in the summer, you’ll save a lot of money on your energy bills.
One additional reason for using insulation is for sound control. Many home owners are now adding a lot more insulation in bathroom walls for greater sound control. You may wish to consider additional insulation in the walls, ceiling, and floor of a home theater to keep the sound inside that room.
How do I know if I have a problem?
Evaluate all areas of your home that are insulated and verify that they meet the minimum standards for each area. Some people like to add additional insulation in areas where there is plenty of room, especially up in the attic.
How much do I need?
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the International Energy Conservation Code have established minimum recommended levels of insulation based on each climate zone. This will vary based on where you live.
Are there any rebates?
Many states are offering financial incentives to increase the insulation in your home. Check your locale to see what you might qualify for.