A little known fact about Attic Insulation: most homes are built with the minimum required insulation possible by local builders. Most homes including brand new homes do not have the adequate level of Attic insulation. The older your home, the higher potential for dramatic energy loss.
In a typical home your Attic is the number one source of air leaks. Through the ceiling walls, and floors to maintain comfort in your home, the heat lost in winter must be replaced by your heating system and the heat gained in summer must be removed by your air conditioner system.
Insulating ceilings, walls, and floors decreases this heat flow by providing an effective resistance to the flow of heat. Attic Insulation is one of the most basic and cost effective ways to increase the value and comfort of your home while reducing your energy bills.
Do I Have Enough Attic Insulation? Or Does Your Attic Insulation Measure Up?
No matter what kind of insulation you currently have in your attic, one quick way to determine if you need more is to look across the span of your attic. If your insulation is just level with or below your floor joists (i.e., you can easily see your joists), you should add more. If you cannot see any of the floor joists because the insulation is well above them, you probably have enough and adding more may not be cost-effective. It is important that the insulation be evenly distributed with no low spots; sometimes there is enough insulation in the middle of the attic and very little along the eaves. To see how to add insulation out to the eaves, If your attic insulation covers your joists and is distributed evenly, you probably have enough.
Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing Insulation or if you are in the process of building a new home, Let Alpha 4 Real A/C & Heating. Take care of all of your Attic Insulation needs. Call us today for your In-home energy consultation!
Alpha 4 Real provide the following Insulation Services.
- Spray Foam Insulation
- Radiant Barrier
- Attic Insulation
- Wall Insulation
- Batt Insulation
- Spray Cellulose Insulation
About 80 – 90% of homes in the U.S. are not energy efficient due to inadequate levels of insulation. The Department of Energy recommends an R-60 value for homes in the United State. Without these proper standards, hot or cold air (depending on the season) moves through the roof and then into your living area. Trapping the hot or cold air in the attic so that your living area stays at a consistent, comfortable temperature year round. With that said, it is the easiest and most cost effective way to save money on your energy bills. Other benefits include increased comfort of living area, extended life of your HVAC unit, noise control, condensation control, and energy conservation.
Hot air rises and cool air falls, therefore, this continuous motion causes an uninsulated home/ living area to become uncomfortable because warm places become cooler and vice versa. During the winter months, heated air flows into the garage, basement or attic. The attic is where most of the heat is lost during the winter months; however, ensuring adequate levels of Insulation padding will prevent this heat loss.
Helping you to keep the home temperature uniform; it allows you to save money by reducing your energy consumption and also provides a comfortable atmosphere. Additional benefits include noise reduction and an increase in home value.
Be it a newly built or a home that has survived for ages, Alpha 4 Real A/C & Heating way of insulation can benefit you greatly. As time passes it gradually becomes compacted and becomes less efficient. Therefore, we suggest that you have one of our professional Tech visit your home to recommend minor enhancements to the process, which will positively impact your energy usage and increase the value of your home.
Attic Insulation Removal / Home Consultation
Have your insulation recently been exposed to noticeable amounts of moisture? There is good chance mildew and mold may start to grow. Mildew and mold are not only harmful to your health, but decreases the effectiveness of your insulation and the value of your home.
Let our trained technicians come out and provide a thorough assessment of your home’s attic area or project site to check insulation levels, ventilation systems, possible air leaks in the air conditioning system, and to give you a professional consultation about energy saving steps such as Radiant Barrier Installation, Form Insulation, Attic Insulation, Wall Insulation and Ventilations.
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a spray-applied plastic that can form a continuous insulation and air sealing barrier on walls, roofs, around corners, and on all contoured surfaces. It is made by mixing and reacting unique liquid components at the job site to create foam. It is an innovative, highly energy efficient system used to create a climate controlled zone around any home or building. It is highly versatile and can be used to insulate.
It is the highest performing insulation system available as of today. It is commonly used to fill the hard to insulate areas like wall cavities, stair wells, cathedral ceilings, crawl spaces, metal buildings and most hard to insulate areas. Applied as a liquid spray it expands into foam that hardens within minutes. The expanded foam completely insulates the entire cavity/area where it is applied, providing a seamless air barrier seals out all outside air. Most many people have it installed under the home to eliminate hot or cold floors, reduce air infiltration, bugs, the smell of soil and the transmission of sound.
Benefits of the insulation:
- creates a highly efficient outside air barrier
- Greatly reduces sound transmission
- Energy Savings, Building Efficiency & a Green Environment
- Creates a healthier environment by reducing dust, dirt, and pollen
- Creates air tight thermal seal
- Has a low moisture permeation, minimizing moisture damage
- Fills hard to insulate areas (under homes, metal buildings, commercial buildings, high ceilings)
- Acts as a superior barrier against insects, rodents and other pests
All Attic Insulations works extremely well to shield attics from absorbing as much as 80% of the heat.
It works year round to help increase your home comfort and aid in reducing your energy consumption. Start saving $ now! By Calling Alpha 4 Real A/C & Heating today to find out which Radiant Barrier Installation, Form Insulation, Attic Insulation, Wall Insulation and Ventilations is the best choice for your home.