The combination of too little insulation and too much air leakage can waste a great deal of energy. That’s why home performance experts recommend that air-sealing improvements be combined with insulation upgrades. When attic air sealing is combined with an attic insulation upgrade, it’s possible to reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 40 percent. Wouldn’t you be interested in cutting your “comfort” costs nearly in half?
If you have an unfinished attic, you’ll be surprised at how affordable it is to seal air leaks between your living space and the attic and upgrade your attic by having blown-in insulation installed. Both energy-saving upgrades can usually be completed in a single day. The radiant heat that enters your home is responsible for over 90% of the heat gain that you are attempting to cool. Proper insulating will lower electric bills in the winter too by closing up the places where cold air penetrates your building.
Many times old insulation has been moved about by nesting animals. These pests can also bring in other materials from outside and they always leave plenty of droppings in attics and walls. In this case homeowners request that we remove all the old insulation and unwanted debris before installing the new blown in insulation. Long flexible hoses add the insulation into attics and walls under high pressure allowing our crews to reach every area that needs coverage with minimal disruption to your living space. We always are extremely careful inside your home and promise to leave as clean and neat as we found it.
Some insulation contractors install blown fiberglass, some install cellulose and some can install both.. Blown fiberglass and blown cellulose are both “fluffy” insulation materials with similar R-values. The installation method for blown fiberglass and blown cellulose is identical. A shredding and blowing machine located outside the house forces the blown insulation through a long, flexible hose that extends into the attic, where a technician directs the flow.
Blown fiberglass and blown cellulose insulation can be installed directly over existing attic insulation, providing that this older insulation is in good condition. If you haven’t yet made this energy-saving investment, it’s definitely worth doing. Once it’s complete, there’s no maintenance to worry about. An insulation upgrade is a one time improvement you’ll enjoy for as long as you own your house.
Velocity Air offers both residential and commercial services in Clearwater, Tampa, St Petersburg and surrounding areas. Give us a call (727) 265-2300 in Pinellas, (813) 370-0299 in Hillsborough or you can schedule online for all of your heating and cooling needs.