One of the most common, affordable and fastest ways to create a more energy efficient environment in your home is by installing blown in insulation. When installed by home insulation professionals, it has been proven to be a safe and effective product that can save you up to 40 percent on your utility bill.
Commonly referred to as blown in insulation because of how it is installed, it can be made of a variety of materials like newspaper, cardboard and cotton. The materials, which are often recycled products, are treated with chemicals like boric acid to help increase fire resistance. Because it is made largely of recycled products, it is considered the greenest product available.
The combination of the formula and the installation method drastically limits the transfer of heat out of your home in the winter, and likewise the transfer into your home during the summer. Tiny air pockets fill the spaces between fibers which create a greater R-value. This is the measurement of a material’s resistance to heat transfer.
Our team will install the blown in insulation in areas between your building frame to fill up the empty gaps. This will slow down energy transfer and prevent air from leaking. Air leaks account for up to 20 percent of the loss of heat from a furnace, so preventing leaks will help you save on expensive energy. And as a bonus, your home will be much more comfortable all year round.
Professional Application of Blown in Insulation
Just because you can do a home project yourself doesn’t always mean you should. Blown in insulation installation is a skill that takes years of training and practice to master. In order for it to be effective, it has to be installed to the proper thickness and spread evenly. When applied too thin, it will not offer your home the amount of protection needed. And when applied too thick, the weight of the product will cause it to settle. If you want the best results and the highest return on investment, trust our home insulation team to do the job right.
Blown in insulation done by homeowners often makes its way into the air, and depending on the product they use, it can create a hazard. Although the products we use are safe, we ensure that they stay where they belong: in your walls and attic.
The Installation Process
Using pressurized air and special hoses, we are able to move the particles of blown in insulation from our trucks to the places in your home where they are needed. As the air moves it into place, it expands and fills the empty space. For the budget-minded homeowner, combining blown in with spray foam insulation can create the most efficient seal at the most affordable cost.
The Issue of Settling
For many years, blown in insulation was prone to settling to the ground after a few years. This prevented the product from being very efficient. Today, it is a heartier product that resists settling. When properly installed, it should stay where it was placed and continue to protect the entire space from energy loss.
Blowing Foam Insulation into the walls using machinery
he Cost of Blown In Insulation
When you look at the cost, it is important to consider the R-value. The greater the R-value, the more efficiently it performs to prevent heat transfer. Blown in has a similar R-value to open-cell spray foam insulation at a 10-20 percent lower cost.
Our team is dedicated to making a difference in your home and in the environment. We can perform an energy audit to evaluate what type of energy loss your home experiences and determine what insulation types will work best for you. Contact us today for a free estimate.
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