What "R" you talking about?
April S. of Ashburn, VA asked this question recently after receiving a Whole Home Energy And Duct Performance Audits. Climate, home construction, life style and utility prices all impact the costs to heat and cool your home. Adequate insulation can be a great equalizer. With our Thermal Imaging technology, we can actually see where you are either lacking or missing insulation altogether.
With our Thermal Imaging technology, we can actually see where you are either lacking or missing insulation altogether.Houses constructed more than a decade ago probably don’t meet the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thermal Resistance (R-value) guidelines for insulation. These houses can lose heat in the winter and gain heat in the summer, wasting precious energy dollars and natural resources.
Adding additional insulation is a cost effective way to make your home more comfortable year round. For instance, adding blown attic insulation from the typical 5” up to 18”, (upgrading from R-15 to R-38 or R-49) can save up to 20% on your heating and cooling energy bills.
Blown-in, loose-fill insulation is usually made of fiberglass, rock wool, or cellulose, taking the form of shreds, granules, or nodules. This blown-in material conforms readily to building cavities and attics. It is especially well suited for limited-access places, and it can be blown over existing insulation for cost-effective improvements.
Insulation is used to slow the transfer of heat through walls and ceilings. The reduction in heat loss and heat gain reduces energy usage and helps maintain a uniform temperature.
April, I hope this clarifies a little about what and why you need an ample amount of insulation in your home.
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