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Why Insulate Your Home | Insulation Solutions by Barrier Insulation, Inc. Statewide Arizona


Why Should I Insulate?

l Lower Energy Bills l Controls Moisture
 
   
l More Comfortable, Quieter, Living l Controls Sound
 
   
l Environmental Future l Heat Flow Resistance

Why Insulate Your Home, Why Insulate Attic in Phoenix
 
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Why Insulate Your Home?
There are many reasons why you should insulate your home, Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average American home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes. Insulation:

  • saves money and our nation's limited energy resources
  • makes your house more comfortable by helping to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the house, and
  • makes walls, ceilings, and floors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

The amount of energy you conserve will depend on several factors: your local climate; the size, shape, and construction of your house; the living habits of your family; the type and efficiency of the heating and cooling systems; and the fuel you use. Once the energy savings have paid for the installation cost, energy conserved is money saved - and saving energy will be even more important as utility rates go up.

Does your home need more insulation? Unless your home was constructed with special attention to energy efficiency, adding insulation will probably reduce your utility bills. Much of the existing housing stock in the United States was not insulated to the levels used today. Older homes are likely to use more energy than newer homes, leading to higher heating and air-conditioning bills.

Home Energy Audit- Purpose to identify any inefficiencies your home may present.  Prior to making any home performance upgrades it is a good idea to perform an Energy Audit to identify possible duct leakage, unbalanced room pressures, air leakage, insulation levels and even test combustible appliance safety.  

Duct Sealing- All ducts must have mastic duct sealant at all connections at plenum and inside to make sure that all of the conditioned air goes into the home instead of the into an unconditioned area. Aero seal duct sealing also available by request. 

Air Sealing- This is done at all attic penetrations prior to adding insulation to ensure that we get the best performance out of the insulation and eliminate air leakage to attic space.

Can Light Retrofits- Older can light housings were made to ventilate to attic for high heat producing incandescent bulbs.  We can replace those leaky can lights with air tight can light cones once the bulbs have been changed to LED of CFL (low heat producing).

Attic Access Cover and Dam- Attic access if in the living space should have a dam to hold in the insulation in place when open and the backside of the Drywall should have 4” of foam board glued to it as a permanent insulator.

Room Pressure passive vents-  All rooms with have a pressure measured in pascals of over 3pa should not be closed unless a passive vent is in place allow the air to move freely. 

Combustible Appliances- If furnace is located in the living space we can make sure that the furnace high low ventilation is not connected to living space therefore allowing conditioned air to escape to attic. 

Insulation recommendation based on Department of Energy Insulation chart of recommended insulation levels.  This can be shown to customer by request. 

Foam Insulation- Open Cell and Closed Cell Foam application available all sq. ft. pricing is based on total square foot plus pitch factor formula which includes garage divider wall in attic if applicable. 

Shade Screens- It is very important to keep out the radiant heat to all non-north facing windows.   This will lower energy costs and help keep furniture from fading.  Shade screen sales include screen, frame and installation.  Colors booklet available by request.

Radiant Barrier paint- HeatBloc is an aluminum colored, water-based, low emissivity (low-e) coating. When applied to building materials such as plywood, OSB or plasterboard, HeatBloc lowers their surface emissivity to 0.25 or lower, thereby blocking over 75% of the radiant heat trying to enter the home. It is classified by ASTM as an Interior Radiation Control Coating (IRCC).


Adding more insulation where you already have some, such as in an attic, will save energy. You can save even greater amounts of energy if you install insulation into places in your home that have never been insulated.
Give Barrier A Call Today For Your Free In-Home Estimate and Start $aving Money, Energy and Be COOL!

*Note: for additional information visit the department of insulation
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/insulation/ins_01.html

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