We get questions all the time from concerned homeowners about how to maximize the energy efficiency of their homes. Heating and air conditioning are a costly necessity, but there are certainly ways to be smart about it.
One way to ensure your home is as energy-efficient as possible for the hot months ahead is to professionally insulate your attic. Proper insulation traps cold air in and keeps hot air out (vice versa in winter).
While you probably have some insulation installed, there are definitely some defects that reduce the performance of your HVAC system and insulation.
Did You Know?
According to Energy Star, 9 out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under-insulated.
Spring is a great time to re-evaluate your energy use for the months ahead. When you call Service Champions for more information on insulation services, ask about our March Spring Tune-Up 2-for-1 Special. Annual maintenance combined with services like professional insulation will make your home an energy-efficient example for the whole neighborhood.
While most HVAC companies avoid insulation because it is messy, labor-intensive, and requires a lot of investment capital, Service Champions specializes in insulation services because we know how truly important it is to home comfort and energy savings. A certified HVAC technician with insulation expertise will inspect your home for sufficient insulation and offer energy-saving solutions for your property.
Insulation = Efficiency
If you are thinking about adding insulation to your home, the first place you should consider is your attic. Without proper attic air sealing and insulation, hot and cold temperatures can easily seep in and out of your house. This puts a huge strain on your heating and air conditioning system, raising your energy bills and increasing your need for repairs and replacements.
The best times to add or improve attic air sealing and insulation is during mild weather, such as in the fall and spring. The temperatures can be unbearably hot or cold in the summer and winter.
But, how do you know if you have enough attic insulation?
What is R-value? How much attic insulation should I have?
R-value is the measure of thermal resistance, of insulation or building materials and components.
Insulation levels are measured by their R-value. The higher the R-value number, the better your insulation is able to resist heat traveling through it.
Below is a table of Recommended Home Insulation R-Values provided by Energy Star:
|Zone||Add the following insulation levels to your attic||Floor|
|For uninsulated attics||For attics with existing 3−4 inches of insulation||For uninsulated basements or crawlspaces|
|1||R30 to R49||R25 to R30||R13|
|2||R30 to R60||R25 to R38||R13 to R19|
|3||R30 to R60||R25 to R38||R19 to R25h|
|4||R38 to R60||R38||R25 to R30|
|5 – 8||R49 to R60||R38 to R49||R25 to R30|
Click here to learn how to measure your attic’s R-value and other important things to know before sealing air leaks and improving attic insulation.
Attic Insulation Options
The sooner you improve your attic insulation, the better. So, don’t wait to contact Service Champions for professional attic insulation services.
Financing and rebates are available for our attic insulation options:
This popular and environmentally-friendly solution creates an energy-saving blanket for your home. It features recycled paper that serves as an irritant to rodents, while also helping to reduce air leaks.
Fiberglass insulation that provides superior comfort and protection for ceiling installations, while helping to absorb sound.
In hotter climates, this radiant-barrier insulation deflects heat radiation from the sun, especially useful for homes that receive a lot of sun rays. Radiant barriers can also help keep heat inside your living spaces during cold weather.
Service Champions offers ComfortCloud™, our signature attic insulation system to properly contain warm and cold air.
Our attic-access comfort barrier, blown-in insulation, and radiant barrier protections will properly contain home comfort and prevent outside temperatures from seeping in.
- Learn more about attic air sealing projects.
- Learn what to know before sealing attic air leaks and improving insulation.
- Don’t forget about sealing and insulating your air ducts.
Extend the life of your HVAC equipment, protect your possessions, and decrease your energy costs with Attic Insulation by Service Champions.