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what are the advantages of properly installed insulation?
The main advantages of insulation are that it will prevent heat from escaping your home in the winter, reduce your energy consumption, and make it easier to prevent pipes from freezing and other problems that may arise in the cold weather. Insulation also will help during the summer because it will prevent hot air from getting into your home, which will cause you to use your A/C more often. If your home is older than 2015 you require air sealing. Air sealing became code in 2015. Without proper air sealing, you will constantly have air escape no matter how much new insulation you install. In addition, some insulation can help reduce drafts and improve your indoor air quality by reducing dust levels.
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other benefits of insulation include
The attic is one of the most important places in your home to install proper insulation. Heat rises, making this attic the culprit of higher energy bills. Insulating the attic floor creates a barrier, preventing your expensive heat from escaping. Properly installed attic insulation can also prevent condensation and mold growth.
Creates a Healthier Indoor Environment and Air Quality
Insulation and ventilation work together to maintain proper air circulation and, consequently, improve the overall comfort of your home. If your insulation is old, the quality of your insulation is poor and may even contain formaldehyde, a hazardous chemical. Keeping old insulation around can carry a lot of risks.
Save Money, Reduce Heating and Cooling Costs
the energy efficiency of a living space but also help lower energy bills, which can potentially save you money. If your home contains old insulation, it is most likely that your insulation is too old to be effective at insulating your home which will cause higher heating and cooling costs.
Keep Moisture Out
Cracks and holes in your attic or crawl space will allow moisture and water to enter into the structure of your home. When humidity levels are high, water vapor can condense on surfaces, which creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours given the right conditions. Water can get into the attic if your roof is in disrepair.
is attic and crawl space insulation important?
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Insulation is crucial for a comfortable, energy-efficient, and quiet home. Discover the benefits of insulation and improve your living space. To save money on your energy bills it is extremely important to keep your Western Washington State home well insulated in the attic and crawl space. Equally important, having good insulation will help maintain your family’s health, reduce the risk of toxins in your home, and provide you with better air quality. Insulation Co. specializes in insulation removal and replacement. Insulation is a vital material in any home that works to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
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how can insulation save you money?
Insulation Protects Your Home From The Elements
Insulation creates a barrier between you and the outside environment by resisting heat flow.
Properly Installed Insulation
Without proper insulation, heat will escape your home in the winter. If this warm air escapes, you will find yourself turning up your heat more often. On the other hand, during the summer, the opposite will happen.
Proper Insulation R-Value Reduces Energy Consumption
Heating and cooling account for 50-70 percent of the energy used in the average American home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are the leading causes of energy waste in most homes.
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can you install insulation yourself?
Homeowners may take it upon themselves to attempt retrofit insulation upgrades, even if it is something that seems minor and harmless, in order to enhance their enjoyment of a house. Without realizing it, they may be influencing other less noticeable components in a house, compromising energy efficiency and durability, and impairing occupant health and safety.
Every house is unique, what works in one house may cause undesirable results in another.
It is important to note that it is important to consider the individual components of a house, however, home performance is really about the components interacting holistically in a system. Even if certain components of a house do not seem to be related, there is a very good chance they are. This is why it is not recommended to just replace the insulation or blow new insulation on top of the old insulation. Understanding a house’s performance is a holistic, scientific process, involving testing and verification, to discover the true nature of the interacting relationships between each component.
types of crawl space and attic insulation we install
Cellulose insulation because it has a higher R-value (a measurement of insulating power) and it can shape and conform around any shape or obstruction in find in your attic. Cellulose is also an eco-friendly alternative to fiberglass or other types of insulation because it is made of recycled paper and wood products. Fiberglass is known to cause irritation and can be dangerous to inhale while cellulose insulation is safe and naturally degrades.
A majority of crawl spaces in Washington State are vented. In this case, if we are installing insulation in a ventilated crawl space, we use a fiberglass batt or rock wool. If you have an encapsulated crawl space the insulation material that we use can vary.