Many systems in your home work together to produce a comfortable, clean and pest-free environment. Your home’s insulation plays a large role along with your HVAC system in this process, and ensuring your home is properly insulated and free from areas where conditioned air can escape is essential for keeping your home comfortable and keeping energy costs down.
Our company provides solutions to keep homes in Northern California running smoothly, comfortable, and energy efficient. We are passionate about helping people conserve energy through many helpful services including heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation and maintenance, insulation installation and replacement, adding or replacing windows and providing solar panel installation and maintenance.
Today we will answer some of the questions we get often regarding insulation and our insulation installation process. Whether you are building a new home or looking to ensure your current home is as efficient as possible, adequate insulation is key to the success of your HVAC system. We hope this information helps you make informed decisions about your home’s insulation needs, and if we can be of assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Why is Insulation Important?
You can have the top of the line HVAC system and it be working perfectly, but without adequate insulation your home won’t remain at a comfortable temperature and you will pay high energy bills each month. Your insulation system in your home keeps conditioned air in, allows air to flow where it should, keeps pests out and allows your home to stay at the desired temperature with minimal effort from your HVAC system. When an HVAC system has to struggle to keep up, it puts undue strain on its components and can shorten the lifespan of the unit.
Why is it Important to have Professionals Install Insulation?
Professionals not only know how to install insulation to work as it should, many types of insulation can be harmful if it isn’t handled correctly by trained professionals. Fiberglass insulation contains tiny glass particles which if inhaled or in contact with the skin can cause damage to the skin, eyes and/or respiratory system.
What Are Signs My Home Isn’t Insulated Properly?
The most obvious sign of your home needing to be reinsulated is an increase in the amount of energy consumption your HVAC unit uses, which can significantly raise your utility costs. Other symptoms of poor insulation include uneven cooling in rooms, an increase in humidity in the home and/or the presence of pests.
What Types of Insulation Work Best?
The right insulation for your home will depend on its location, size and construction. Our team of experts can help determine if batts, sprayed-in insulation, and/or a special product we install called Airsulate are the best option to keep your home running at peak efficiency.
If you feel your home could benefit from new insulation or you want our team to help with any home efficiency needs in Sacramento or the surrounding areas, please don’t hesitate to call us or contact us online today.