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Home Insulation: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know

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Whether you’re a new homeowner or have lived in your home for years, it’s unlikely that you’ve given a lot of thought to insulation. Yet, insulation plays a very important part in your home’s comfort and in how much you’re paying for utilities.

Understanding the Purpose of Home Insulation

During the summer months, insulation is vital for helping block heat that enters through your roof and walls. It also helps to prevent cool air from escaping that is being generated by air conditioners and fans. When temperatures dip, insulation helps keep warm air generated by heaters and fireplaces inside while minimizing cold air from entering your home.

Insulation Installation

Insulation can be installed anywhere in a home where air can leak in. This includes attics, crawlspaces and in walls. When installed in conjunction with sealing cracks and gaps in windows and doors, insulation can be beneficial in maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home.

Not All Insulation Is Created Equal

When it comes to insulation, there are four primary types:

  • Fiberglass – This is the most common and inexpensive type of insulation. It’s easy to install, but it has some pitfalls, including being an irritant to skin and losing efficacy when it becomes wet.
  • Rigid Foam – This is a higher quality insulation that is often used for exterior walls and low slope roofs.
  • Blown-in Cellulose – This a liquid-type insulation made from recycled wood fibers that can be blown in instead of rolled out.
  • Spray Foam Insulation – A highly desirable type of insulation, spray foam can outperform both fiberglass and rigid foam.

Radiant Barrier

At Ellsworth Home Services, we recommend HeatBloc-Ultra, the most effective type of radiant barrier protection on the market. This high-quality product can be installed under roof decking to reduce summer heat by more than 80 percent. This results in significantly less heat in the attic, reduced air conditioning system usage and a dramatically more comfortable home.

Want to learn more about the benefits of HeatBloc-Ultra home insulation? Call Ellsworth Home Services today at 480-593-2265. We’re here to answer all your questions.

Do You Need Home Insulation?

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Many Valley homeowners believe that home insulation is something only necessary in cold climates. Yet, it’s actually one of the least expensive, quickest ways to keep your home cool in the summer, as well as warm in the winter. In other words, professionally-installed home insulation can save you money on your monthly utility bill. In fact, it can substantially help reduce your heating and cooling consumption when quality insulation is properly installed.

Attic Insulation

According to Energy Star, a well-insulated attic can help you save as much as 20 percent on your heating and cooling bills each year. At Ellsworth Home Services, our insulation pros can check your existing attic insulation and determine if you’re losing money due to insufficient insulation. They’ll make recommendations that will not only reduce your energy consumption but also prolong the life of your HVAC system. Insulation systems should include a combination of insulation products, as well as construction techniques and sealing leaks to ensure thermal performance and to control dampness and moisture.

Do You Need Insulation?

You can find out if you have enough attic insulation by measuring its thickness. If it’s less than 11 inches of fiberglass or 8 inches of cellulose, you could benefit from the installation of more. Our technicians will ensure you get the most out of your attic’s insulation by using only Owen Corning AtticCat insulation which is the best product in the industry.

Other Benefits of Insulation

Along with helping to regulate the temperature within your home, professional home insulation can do much more to ensure your home’s comfort, including:

  • Muffles noise from outside
  • Reduces pollen, dust and insects from entering your home
  • Manages humidity levels

It’s simply a fact that most homes in the greater Phoenix area do not have sufficient insulation. Yet, it’s quick and easy to install. The first step is calling Ellsworth Home Services – your go to source for home insulation services. Call us today for an appointment, and we can make a recommendation and provide you with a detailed quote based on your specific insulation needs.