Insulation keeps your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer at affordable rates. The Department of Energy Estimates that 65% of US homes do not meet the current standard of insulation. ?The top causes of energy waste in most homes are inadequate insulation and air leakage. ?The EPA estimates an energy savings between 20-40% for properly insulting your home.??Few homeowners realize how much money they lose living in an under-insulated homes. ?GreenHome energy analysts
Traditional insulation levels are specified by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation?s ability to resist heat traveling by conduction. The higher the R-Value, the better the thermal resistance to conduction. The table below shows the recommended levels of insulation for climates throughout the US.
|Zone||Uninsulated Attic||Attic with Existing 3-4 Inches of Insulation||Floor|
|1||R30 – R49||Add R25 – R30||R13|
|2||R30 – R60||Add R25 – R38||R13 – R19|
|3||R30 – R60||Add R25 – R38||R19 – R25|
|4||R38 – R60||Add R38||R25 – R30|
|5-7||R49 – R60||Add R28 – R49||R25 – R30|
Traditional?insulation?helps?maintain?uniform?temperatures?in?your?house?through?the?year?by?preventing?the?loss?of?heat?by?conduction. Having a thermal barrier between the outside and inside temperature improves the year-round comfort of the home.
Proper levels of insulation can reduce the cost of heating and cooling by as much as 40%. ?This will also reduce high utility bills due to heating and cooling, and reduce wear and tear on heating and cooling equipment.
Insulation reduces the need for heating and cooling, thereby conserving non-renewable resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
We have years of experience in the insulation industry. We use top-grade products and stand behind our work. We have thousands of?satisfied customers. If you need insulation, GreenHome does it affordably, quickly, and professionally.?We also provide a free energy consultation for homes and businesses to determine their energy needs and to inform them if they qualify for utility company rebates.