When a home is constructed, one of the most important elements is the insulation. A properly insulated home is vital for a homeowner to keep their home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Unfortunately, many contractors cut corners during installation, putting just enough insulation in to get past inspections. In the case of an older home, the insulation may have settled or broken down over the years, leaving the home without proper insulation. Oftentimes, a homeowner has no idea this has happened until long after moving into the home.
So, how do you know if your home needs more insulation? Perhaps the most common sign is a home that doesn’t seem to hold your warm or cool air in. If you’ve had your heating and cooling system serviced and there are no issues, it is quite possibly a lack of insulation causing air to escape your home. Many homeowners report having rooms that feel “drafty,” or have a different temperature than the rest of the home. High energy bills are also a red flag that your home is losing precious heat or air. This is due to your heating or cooling system running nonstop to effectively heat or cool uninsulated areas of the home.
Blown-in insulation, also known as loose fill insulation, is a great option for adding additional insulation to most buildings. Whether you have a newer construction or an older home, blown-in insulation is an effective way to further protect your home. If your attic has hard to reach areas, such as a chimney or other obstruction, blown-in insulation is ideal. It is much easier to install than large pieces of insulation. Blown-in insulation is made up of fluffy particles that, once blown, settle into the nooks and crannies of wall cavities or an attic to protect your home from wasting energy.
Blown-in insulation is also a very cost effective option for homeowners seeking additional insulation for their home. The installation process is typically less labor intensive than installing large pieces of insulation. Blown-in insulation is also primarily made up of recycled materials. This makes it the perfect choice for homeowners looking for an eco friendly option to insulate their home. Between the recycled materials, and less energy being used, blown-in insulation fits the bill.
Another benefit of having a professional install additional insulation in your home is noise reduction. Well insulated wall cavities help muffle the sounds coming from another room. If you want to run the dishwasher over night, but can’t risk keeping the family awake, additional insulation may be the answer. With most rooms now having a television, radio, or other electronic device, adding blown-in insulation can keep the noise down so everyone can go about their business.
Now that you know the benefits of blown-in insulation, scheduling a consultation is the next step. A qualified technician will inspect your home and determine the best plan to get your home properly insulated. Some homeowners need a total overhaul, with both attic and wall insulation necessary. Other homeowners may only need additional insulation in the attic, focusing on areas that are less insulated than others. Because Georgia winters are considered mild to moderate, blown-in insulation insulation is typically the best option.
In most cases, blown-in insulation installation in Woodstock and surrounding Kennesaw, Marietta, Canton, Alpharetta, and surrounding areas is a fairly quick process. The technician will first inspect your attic to find any air leaks and, if necessary, seal them. Once all air leaks are sealed, vents may be added if they were not already properly installed during original construction. These vents actually remove moisture in the cooler months and heat during the summer. After properly prepping your attic for installation, the technician uses a blower to blow the insulation into the area. Because the blower projects the insulation further, all of those hard to reach areas are properly covered. Once completed, the blown-in insulation takes on almost a liquid form and settles into all of the nooks and crannies in the attic or wall cavities.
If your heating and cooling system are in good working order, but you are still having trouble heating and cooling your home, contact R & R Heating and Air in Woodstock, GA today. Our qualified and reliable team of technicians can come out and asses your home’s insulation needs. We look forward to working with you!