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Insulate Intelligently

Insulate Intelligently

When keeping your house toasty this winter, you are probably relying heavily on insulation of some sort in the walls, attic and basement. Maybe you’ve begun to notice a few places where that cool air is creeping in, and you’re considering replacing or adding more insulation. If this is the case you will be faced with options. To be sure you make the best choice appropriate for a specified area, read on!

Fibergass –  This type of insulation consists of tightly rolled fiberglass in the form of rolls or individual pieces at various thicknesses. It can withstand very high temperatures, but it doesn’t hold up well to moisture. This makes it a poor contender for areas such as basements or outer walls, but a great option for attics. It is thick and flexible, as well as effective for trapping heat where it belongs. As a cost-effective option with low waste because of how easy it is to cut and stuff, fiberglass is a solid choice for many applications

Blow-in – The benefits of this variety are easy to guess. Because of the nature in which it is applied, blow-in insulation is great for hard-to-reach places that need filling. There are a wide variety of materials to chose from including fiberglass, cellulose, mineral and wool. Depending on your material of choice, blow-in insulation types are among the most earth friendly and can be very successful for combating mildew and moisture making them suitable choices for basements.

Spray-in Foam – Mixed onsite, spray-in foam does require more skill to apply than its counterparts. It expands 100 times its size upon application and forms an airtight yet flexible barrier from the outside air. It is also great around obstructions and oddly shaped areas. Most certain to lower heating and cooling bills, spray-in foam is becoming an increasingly popular choice among homeowners though the cost is two to three times higher than other insulation types and the toxic chemicals in the foam present known health risks (though most of the risk is assumed by the applicator).

Ridgid Foam – This insulation type is affordable and simple to install, though it does end up inferior to fiberglass for thermal retention. Eco warriors should note that there is an element of unusable waste resulting from cutting to fit. It does stands up to moisture well compared to fiberglass, and is it effective as a thermal barrier thermal barrier below radiant heating floor systems. It also has an added benefit of providing soundproofing.

Though poor insulation is most certainly a source for heat loss in your home, the licensed folks and repairman with expertise in HVAC can help you pinpoint other ways to keep your home toasty this winter and cool in the summer months to come.

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