October 1, 2019
Here’s a riddle for you: what’s the most efficient, simplest, cheapest HVAC system…that never turns on or off?
The answer is: insulation! With blown-in insulation, you’ll end up saving money, not spending it.
According to Remodeling Magazine, insulating your attic is the only common remodeling project that actually ADDS more resale value to your house than what you paid for it…AKA, making money! Upon reselling, the average homeowner made 117 percent return on their attic insulation.
So, why is good attic insulation so important?
Heat naturally flows from a warmer area to a cooler area. That means in winter, heat flows from heated areas in your home to unheated areas, like to attics and garages. And of course, the opposite is happening in the summer: you’re cooling your house, but the warm attic air wants to float into your home.
Yes, it means your heating and cooling systems have to work harder, costing you more money!
So, think of attic insulation like a guard or wall against the leaking of precious heating or cooling. How good insulation is at resisting heat flow is measured by something called “R-value.” Higher R-value means, essentially, that it’s more effective, so putting more insulation in your home means the R-value of your home is higher! Here in Arizona, because it’s so hot, it’s recommended that you have between an R38-R60 value, says energy.gov, which translates to 14″-22″ of blown-in insulation.
However, even if your home already had enough insulation when you bought it, it may be time to replace old insulation.
Old insulation may have asbestos, or it can become less effective in terms of its insulation ability, or fire/moisture resistant abilities. By becoming less moisture resistant, insulation not only defends less against humidity, but can grow mold or other fungus. Additionally, they become worse at protecting against rodents.
Suffice it to say, if you see any rats or mold in your insulation…or you can’t verify that there’s no asbestos…then you should call our insulation removal specialists to help you keep your family safe, and your home efficient!
And we guarantee that you’ll be 100 percent satisfied with our insulation for years to come, too. If your blown-in insulation “settles” down (the height becomes lower, so the R value decreases), we will top off your insulation for free!
Blown-in insulation is the best option because it’s so easy for a contractor (with less of an eagle eye than ours!) to install the alternative option — batt insulation — incorrectly. They might cut the pieces to the wrong size, leaving small gaps.
(Batt insulation is the same thing as roll insulation.)
In contrast, the margin of error on blown-in insulation is virtually zero. No matter what your wiring or joists situation looks like,blown-in insulation has “got you covered.” We’ll install your insulation thick enough so that you’ll be comfortable all year round…and, so will the rest of your HVAC equipment since it won’t have to work so hard. Weinspect free of charge at year one, three, and five after installing, to ensure that everything is still in perfect order.
Last but not least, we want to give you $500 off your insulation installation…ensuring even more that this is a service that pays for itself! Both in terms of increased energy efficiency, and increased home resale value, you’re saving money with blown-in insulation installed by our expert technicians.