What should be on your fall to-do list?

Fall is the perfect time to consider updating the insulation in your home. Having new insulation installed can save you big time. The amount of insulating material in the attic is especially important because the roof has direct exposure to sun all day.

The U.S. Department of Energy has established a guideline that recommends that homes in our area have attic insulating materials from 10 to 20 inches, which translates to R-values of 30 to 60. https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_sealing.hm_improvement_insulation_table

In our region, the most commonly used insulating materials include:

Fiberglass batts – Sand and recycled glass are melted to create this durable and easy to install product.

Cellulose – Recycled paper products are used to make this product. The R-value is equal to fiberglass but it does not require energy intensive resources to produce.

Cotton – Made from recycled denim, this product is very energy and chemically intensive. It has a low environmental impact with similar R-values to fiberglass and cellulose.

Foam insulating products – These materials have a much higher R-value per inch than fiberglass or cellulose, but use unsustainable natural resources for production. They’re a good choice in attics.

Our certified technicians can do a thorough assessment of your current insulation to determine the proper amount of insulation and the proper R-value that needs to be added to your home to insure you will have the lowest bills possible. Contact us today at (972) 446- COOL (2665) or by logging on to spencerairconditioning.com to find out how we can serve you.