There are many reasons to have your home professionally insulated. For most people, reducing winter heating costs will quickly spring to mind, but there are many other benefits and some may surprise you. The primary function of insulation is to prevent heat migration. This means keeping heat inside your home in the winter and keeping it out during the summer.
Professionally installed insulation will create a home that is evenly heated, free of hot and cold spots, free of drafts, and generally more comfortable. Heating and cooling equipment in a well-insulated home will have a lighter workload and may require less maintenance and repair work. Thermal insulation has sound absorbing properties which can result in a quieter home, and some forms of insulation are resistant to fire and vermin.
As an area that is hard to reach, ductwork is a perfect hiding place for dirt, dust, and debris. As your furnace circulates the air within your home, it also circulates the contents in your ductwork. Duct cleaning helps to eliminate the dust, allergens, and debris, which in turn, allows for a cleaner home and reduces allergic reactions.
The dust and debris in your ductwork restricts airflow and will, in time, overwork your heating and air-conditioning system. Duct cleaning is essential as a clean system operates more efficiently and with fewer repairs. Tests show that clean ductwork can increase the operating efficiency of a forced air system by more than 40%, resulting in substantial fuel savings. Ducts clogged with dust can cause fire to spread quickly - a thoroughly cleaned heating system will decrease the risk.
Air sealing is achieved with a slow-expanding foam used to fill gaps and crevices left after installation of door and window frames. Over the course of several minutes, the foam expands to fill spaces through which air could enter or leave a structure. Air sealing prevents this movement of air through gaps and crevices. It is particularly important around doors and windows where gaps may exist between frames and wall structures. These gaps allow air to leak in and out of your home, carrying heat along with it. Skipping air seals would be like leaving your windows open.
Spray foam is essential for energy efficiency; it helps to minimize your carbon footprint and global warming impact by significantly reducing your consumption of energy to heat and cool your home. Using spray foam also helps with controlling moisture and sealing spaces airtight. Spray foam contributes to the overall comfort of your home by eliminating cold floors, walls, and ceilings. Drafts in the home are virtually eliminated when the building envelope is sealed with spray foam. Spray foam also improves your indoor lifestyle by diminishing and controlling unwanted noise from exterior sources, such as bedrooms, bathrooms, nurseries, and more.
The primary function of insulation is to prevent heat migration. This means keeping heat inside your home in winter and keeping it out during the summer.
If you have had pests, rodents, or roof leaks, you may need to remove and dispose of your current attic insulation. Home Insulation provides the removal and the reinstallation of your attic insulation.
re-insulating attic with cellulose after a full removal of old insulation