Energy efficiency is a concern for homeowners all year, and one of the best ways to ensure that your home is energy efficient is to have the proper amount of insulation. Adding insulation to your home has never been easier, as new products and installation methods have made the process much less challenging. But adding insulation to your home involves more than installation: you need to know how much insulation your home needs and what type(s) of insulation will work best. Hiring a company that offers professional insulation services is the key to the proper insulation installation, so if your home needs more insulation, call the people with over 25 years of experience: Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating.
Types of Insulation
There are several choices for homeowners when it comes to adding insulation to your home, and many homeowner use a combination of insulation types to achieve the level of efficiency they want:
- Blanket insulation – probably the most recognizable type of insulation, blanket insulation is typically made of fiberglass and comes in widths standard to the spacing of wall studs. Blanket insulation can be cut and trimmed as needed.
- Foam board/rigid foam – this type of insulation can be used throughout your home, but its rigid construction makes it best for insulating around studs and trusses.
- Loose fill/blown-in – loose fill can be used for any home, but it is particularly useful for retrofitting. Loose fill consists of small particles of recycled materials, and is blown into homes through small holes drilled into your home’s exterior (the holes are re-plugged once the installation is completed). Loose fill can insulate cavities and crevices that can be difficult to reach.
- Spray foam – spray foam is an adhesive that creates a permanent, air-tight bond with the materials with which it comes into contact. It also conforms to the shape of the space into which it is sprayed, making it very effective. Spray foam expands tremendously as soon as it meets the air, so it’s important that a trained and certified person handle the installation.
How Does Insulation Save You Money?
- Greater energy efficiency – with proper insulation throughout your home, your air loss drops significantly.
- Less stress on your system – when your home has poor insulation, your HVAC system has to compensate for the loss in energy efficiency. This puts added stress on your system, which can lead to repair and premature aging.
- Preserves your heating and cooling – insulation slows down the transfer of heat, allowing your home to retain the heating or cooling it needs.
Good insulation can make the difference between having a comfortable, energy efficient home and not having one.
Call Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today and see how our insulation services in San Antonio can help your home.