When our customers ask us for tips on keeping their homes warm in the winter, one of the first questions we ask is, “How long has it been since you’ve checked your attic insulation?”
We usually get a response that goes something like, “You’re supposed to check your insulation?”
Having the proper amount of insulation in your attic is one of the most cost-effective ways to keep your home comfortable in the winter – and through every other season. And you might be surprised to know that yes, we can provide that service.
Benefits of Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation
There are many benefits of blown-in fiberglass insulation in your attic, but the one that our customers like the most is that it helps lower your energy costs. In fact, some of our Indianapolis area customers have seen heating and cooling costs go down by up to 30%. Blown-in fiberglass also:
- Contains no formaldehydes
- Installs seamlessly, with no voids or gaps
- Resists the settling and gapping typically found in cellulose insulation
- Is made from pure glass, which means it’s free of harsh chemicals
- Will not rot or promote mold growth
- Reduces outside noise
- Easily installs in existing structures
In addition, blown-in insulation provides an effective, dense barrier against heat loss and is one of the greenest insulation options, having a low impact on the environment.
Do You Need Attic Insulation?
The best way to tell if you need more attic insulation is to call us. We can determine if you have enough, but the general rule of thumb is if your current insulation is level with or below the joists (the wooden beams that run across the floor) then you probably need more.
We Can Help
Many homeowners make the mistake of installing attic insulation on their own. After all, how hard can it be, right? What most people don’t know is that attics are kind of like snowflakes … they’re all different.
Your attic might require combustion air, depending on the type of HVAC system you have, and if there are existing vents. Other attics might have “trouble spots,” or you might unknowingly have a problem with structure or air circulation that only a professional can determine. Proper installation is vital for blown-in insulation, as special equipment and specific safety measures are required to ensure long-term performance.
If you are looking for ways to keep your house comfortable with the changing seasons and reduce energy costs, give us a call. We’ll be happy to check out your attic and see how we can help.