Save Money by Increasing Attic Insulation in Concord
Having the proper amount of insulation in your attic can make your Concord home more comfortable all year long. Higher energy efficiency could also help you save money on utility costs.
Do you have the correct amount of insulation? Probably not. A recent study by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association found 90 percent of homes in the U.S. don’t have enough insulation. If every home in the country was suitably insulated to modern building code, the Boston University School of Public Health determined it would cut electric consumption by 37 billion kilowatts. That’s enough electricity to power 3.4 million American homes each year!
Does My Home Have Enough Insulation?
You can measure existing insulation to learn if you have enough in your attic. If it’s less than 7” deep, your home is underinsulated. In Concord, 16-18” deep is recommended.
Additionally, if your home is more than 10 years old, you’ll likely need more insulation.
Enhancing your insulation levels could positively impact your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can be a vapor barrier against humidity, stop air leaks and may limit wear and tear on your HVAC system.
Types of Attic Insulation
There are three kinds of attic insulation—spray foam, loose fill and batt.
Spray foam insulation mixes liquids that turn into a foam on contact. Closed- or open-cell applications can be used in attics.
Closed-cell foam provides the most insulation. It also offers a broad barrier against air, vapor and water.
Open-cell foam widens when applied, plugging cracks and other inaccessible spaces. It’s best for stopping air but isn’t fully waterproof.
Both types of spray foam insulation may even help dampen noise.
Loose Fill and Batt Insulation
Loose fill insulation is blown in through special machinery, while batt insulation is rolls that can be portioned to fit. Insulating material can involve fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.
Insulation is rated for its resistance to heat flow. This is also called the R-value. Different levels are recommended based on where you live.
Freschi Service Experts can help you determine what variety of insulation is best for the climate in Concord and your home’s needs. Our insulation installers provide a full range of outstanding insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.
Get started by asking us for a home comfort consultation and free estimate today.