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Save Money by Increasing Attic Insulation in Albany 

Having the correct amount of insulation in your attic can make your Albany home more pleasant all year long. Increased energy efficiency could also help you save money on energy expenses.

Do you have the proper amount of insulation? Probably not. A recent study by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association determined 90 percent of homes in the U.S. don’t have enough insulation. If every home in the country was properly insulated to today’s building code, the Boston University School of Public Health discovered it would reduce electric consumption by 37 billion kilowatts. That’s enough electricity to power 3.4 million American homes annually!

Does My Home Have Enough Insulation?

You can assess existing insulation to learn if you have an adequate amount in your attic. If it’s lower than 7” deep, your home is lacks enough insulation. In Albany, 16-18” deep is recommended.

Additionally, if your home is more than 10 years old, you’ll likely need increased insulation.

Strengthening your insulation levels could positively change your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can provide a vapor barrier against humidity, stop air leaks and may lessen wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Types of Attic Insulation

There are three varieties of attic insulation—spray foam, loose fill and batt.

Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation mixes liquids that expand into a foam on contact. Closed- or open-cell applications can be used in attics.

Closed-cell foam supplies the most insulation. It also offers a comprehensive barrier against air, vapor and water.

Open-cell foam expands when applied, plugging cracks and other hard-to-reach spaces. It’s best for stopping air but isn’t completely waterproof.

Both types of spray foam insulation may even help block noise.

Loose Fill and Batt Insulation

Loose fill insulation is blown in through special machinery, while batt insulation is rolls that can be trimmed to fit. Insulating material can contain fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.

Insulation is ranked for its resistance to heat flow. This is also known as the R-value. Certain levels are recommended based on where you live.

Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you figure out what type of insulation is best for the climate in Albany and your home’s needs. Our insulation installers deliver a full range of quality insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.

Get started by requesting a home comfort consultation and free estimate today.

**Savings may vary.

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