Home energy experts say insulation offers the best defense for keeping cold and warm air from escaping your home.
When the bills start climbing and your second floor is getting too warm in the summer, or too cold in the winter, call in the professionals at US Air Home Energy to inspect your insulation! Proper insulation can reduce your monthly heat and cooling costs by 20 percent according to Energy Star! The EPA’s Energy Star program states the most cost-saving project a homeowner can undertake is proper insulation.
Leaks can come from anywhere, within and out of your house, which all affect how your home energy is being consumed. Your duct register, attic hatch, recessed lighting, plumbing vent stack, and dropped soffit can leak from your property. While air comes in through your sill plate, crawl spaces, outdoor faucet, dryer vent, vent fan, your doors, and windows.These are all small spaces, but stacked together it is like having a window open in your house year-round!
Proper insulation can resolve these issues as well as increase the comfort in your home by reducing outdoor noise, humidity, and preventing pollen, dust, and insects from invading. There are many options you choose for your home.
From spray foam, fiberglass, to cellulose insulation. We carry the best brands for your needs, such as Icynene, Atticat, and Greenfiber.
Every home is different and we strive to meet your individual needs. Let us show you how you can live more comfortable, and save money at the same time!
Icynene open cell and closed cell spray foam will insulate and air seal in one step. This premiere insulation has many benefits, Including help with moisture and sound control, also the ability to help lower heating and cooling bills.
Spray Foam insulation is applied to the ceiling joists instead of the attic floor and dramatically reduces attic temperatures. A cooler attic will ensure that your A/C System lasts much longer. Your air conditioner will not be put under unnecessary stress so it will not run as often. Therefore you will realize far more significant savings over time with Spray Foam Insulation over your standard blown in insulation.
Buildings lose as much as 40% of their energy due to air infiltration and gaps, holes, and air leaks can make energy bills unnecessarily high and let valuable resources go to waste. Spray foam offers a solution: It performs as both insulation and an air sealant, or air barrier, closing those nooks and crannies that let air escape and add dollars to monthly energy bills. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Program estimates that by adding insulation and sealing air leaks, you could save up to 20% on your monthly energy bills! Spray foam insulation can help reduce the workload on your HVAC system and increase efficiency by 35%.
Fiberglass insulation is the top choice for insulation in Phoenix, Arizona. Fiberglass is less costly than spray foam insulation and lasts longer than cellulose insulation-making it an attractive option!
Atticat Fiberglass insulation is one of the best options for adding insulation to your attic. You do need to apply a deeper amount of fiberglass insulation than cellulose but it will never need to be done again. Atticat insulation comes with a lifetime warranty, and they guarantee your fiberglass insulation will never settle. After installing fiberglass, you will immediately notice more consistent temperatures in your home in turn decreasing the run time on your air conditioning unit.
If you are thinking it's time to look at the insulation in your home, give us a call.
Cellulose Insulation is a composite recycled material and is is the most common type of insulation found in a residential home as it’s the least expensive insulation to install. Cellulose insulation achieves a greater R-Value per inch over fiberglass insulation which means you don't need to install as much cellulose in order to create an equally effective heat barrier as you will with fiberglass.
Since this type of insulation is made from composite material, it will break down over time. Unfortunately, after 15 years or so, the R-Value of the insulation will degrade. You will find that you will need to insulate your attic again because of this. In short, you won't pay as much up front but you will end up having to insulate again in the future.
Check out Green Fiber to learn more about the earth friendly and fire retardant qualities of their product!
Cellulose insulation does have a downside. Green Fiber is made of from recycled composite materials which is great for the environment! The problem is, the composite material will break down over time. So unfortunately after 15 years or so the R Value of the insulation will degrade. You will find that you need to insulate your attic again because of this. In short you won't pay as much up front but you will end up having to insulate again in the future.
US Air Home Energy recommends every home have at least a rating of R-38 insulation inside of their attic, or 10 inches of cellulose insulation. If you are loosing money on electricity and you suspect that you have poor cellulose insulation levels give us a call today. We offer free evaluations and estimates to insulate your attic to a proper level.
Our properly trained professional team offers the best insulation installation in the Phoenix area. Our background checked technicians are knowledgeable, timely, clean, and respectful. US Air Home Energy technicians treat your home with care.