Simply put, insulation is the buffer between the exterior building wall and the interior wall. A well-insulated home or office can mean the difference between a comfortable, quiet space…and a space that is just as cold, hot, or noisy as the outside. During the hot summer, insulation keeps cool air inside the building and keeps warm air out. When it’s winter, insulation does just the opposite: keeps warm air inside while keeping cold air out.
The proper kind of eco-friendly insulation can also have a huge impact on your home’s energy efficiency. It can also reduce the stress placed on your AC unit, as well as reduce the sounds of cars or airplanes from being heard inside.
Types of Insulation
There are several different kinds of insulation including wool, cellulose, polystyrene, and urethane foam. The insulation can be either in spray form, blown in, or bats. The kinds of insulations that work best may vary according to several factors, including the weather of your geographical area.
Every type of insulation has a different use. For example, thermal insulation warms or cools a building by reducing the rate of heat transfer. As its name implies, acoustic insulation filters noise between different rooms and floors of your home. Reflective foil and vapor barrier insulation help protect your home from outside elements such as rain, moisture, dust, or wind. This type of barrier is especially useful during colder months, as it can stop damaging moisture from entering your walls and becoming mildew.
Water heater insulation blankets are specifically designed to stop your water heater from working overtime, adding an extra boost of heat that will keep water warm throughout the day. But what’s the right kind of insulation for you? Contact our energy efficient insulation company today and learn more about how you can save money through insulation.
Energy Efficiency and Insulation
How can insulation give your home or business maximum energy efficiency?
For one thing, adding the correct amount of energy efficient insulation to an already existing home or business can drastically reduce your energy costs and your carbon footprint. This one simple change can increase property value. Our energy-saving insulation products can reduce the stress placed on your HVAC unit, as well as decrease the sound pollution from road traffic, commercial and industrial facilities, and nearby airports from entering your livable or work spaces.
An R-value rates insulation on how well it protects your home against heat loss or heat gain. R-values can change according to the type of insulation being used. Insulation with a higher R-value will work better than insulation with a lower rating. Installing the right kind of insulation for your home/business and geographic area may save you an estimated 30% on energy costs. Call one of our energy efficient insulation contractors today and learn more about potential energy savings!
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