Insulating Your Wallet by Insulating Your Home With Fiberglass Blown Insulation
The cost savings are clear. The U.S. Department of Energy says that most homes that add insulation, unless they were built as an energy-efficient model, will experience a reduction in the amount of energy used and that means more money for you.
Fiberglass blown insulation in older homes is rarely adequate. When it is, you still need to think about the older insulation settling and shifting, which could mean inadequate coverage and some rooms heating up (or cooling down) more than others. This causes your heating and cooling system to work less efficiently and operate in a more costly way.
Stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter with the proper level of insulation in your home. A well-insulated attic protects your wallet in two ways:
- On hot days, it keeps the sweltering heat in the attic and protects against convection heat coming down into your dwelling space.
- On cooler days, when you’re heating your home since hot air rises insulation keeps the warm, comfortable air in your living space and not escaping to the attic.
What Homeowners Don’t Know About Insulation Can Cost Them
Unless you selected an energy-efficient builder or requested energy-efficient upgrades, your home likely doesn’t have the insulation needed to protect it and keep it comfortable in an affordable way. Here’s why:
Builders are in business to make a profit. That’s what keeps them solvent. Without a profit, there’d be no business. But the market dictates what you can charge for a home. Since they’re limited in what they can charge, one of the ways to make an additional profit is to cut costs. But the companies the builders work with have to make money too so they can only discount their products so much.
If a builder wants to increase their margin, they cut costs through inferior products or using less of them. What homeowner notices that there’s only twelve inches of insulation instead of eighteen or notices what the R-value is on their insulation? Builders aren’t trying to take advantage of the situation but cutting costs can leave you without adequate coverage.
Inadequate insulation is the leading cause of energy waste in most homes. That’s why we proudly install Owens Corning Pro Pink L-77 blown-in insulation in attics across the Houston area. It’s a quality product from a world-renowned company and it provides our customers with tremendous savings.
How to Shop for Insulation
If you’re receiving multiple quotes from several businesses, it’s important to know the following:
- Make sure you’re asking them detailed information about the insulation they use. Different companies use different products and a lesser R-value will save you money but it will also not save you as much on your electric bill.
- Ask them if they seal leaks first. If they simply blow in insulation when you have leaks, you won’t see the cost savings.
- Ask about warranties then ask them how long they’ve been in business. A strong warranty doesn’t matter if the company is no longer around.
- Find out the depth of the insulation they plan on using. A high R-value at just a few inches won’t offer much insulation against Houston’s hot and humid weather. Ask how they ensure the proper amount is blown in. We give our clients piece of mind with an attached ruler they can check at any time.
Holden Energy Solutions doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all insulation deal. We walk the premises and decide what you need based on the type of home you have, the dimensions, the roof, and a lot more. Our customized solution means you get the maximum energy savings for an affordable price.
Schedule a free inspection today by calling our Rosenberg offices or filling out the form on this page.