Home Insulation Consultation
Insulation and air sealing keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. There are several common types of insulation: fiberglass (in both batt and blown forms), cellulose, rigid foam board, and spray foam.
When correctly installed with air sealing, each type of insulation can deliver comfort and lower high utility bills during the hottest and coldest times of the year.
Insulation performance is measured by R-value, its ability to resist heat flow. Higher R-values mean more insulating power. Different R-values are recommended for walls, attics, basements and crawlspaces, depending on your area of the country. Insulation works best when air is not moving through or around it. So it is very important to seal air leaks before installing insulation to ensure that you get the best performance.
- For Energy Star’s recommendation see Recommended Levels of Insulation to determine what is most cost-effective for your home.
- For more comprehensive information, check the Department of Energy’s online Insulation Guide.
To get the biggest savings, the easiest place to add insulation is usually in the attic. A quick way to see if you need more is to look across your uncovered attic floor. If your insulation is level with or below the attic floor joists, you probably need to add more. The minimum recommended insulation level for most attics is R-38 (or about 12-15 inches, depending on the insulation type). In the coldest climates, insulating up to R-49 is recommended.
Please call us today at (719) 591-9777 to schedule a visit with our Comfort Consultant to determine what insulation and Home Performance upgrades would be best for your home and your family!