Having the correct amount of insulation in your attic and walls can make your home more pleasant all year long. Increased energy efficiency could also help you save money on energy expenses.
Having the correct amount of insulation in your attic can make your home more pleasant all year long. Increased energy efficiency could also help you save money on energy expenses.
You can assess your existing insulation to learn if you have an adequate amount in your attic. If it’s lower than 7” deep, your home lacks enough insulation. In the greater Sacramento region, 12-14” 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, potentially saving you up to 20 percent. It also provides a vapor barrier against humidity, stops air leaks and may lessen wear and tear on your HVAC system.
Our inspection can also confirm any worries you've had about your wall insulation. We have techniques to see inside your walls and will camera as necessary to determine if you lack proper wall insulation.
We install two varieties of attic insulation - loose fill and batt. 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.
Bright Home Energy Services can help you figure out what type of insulation is best for your home’s needs. Our insulation installers deliver a full range of quality insulation services backed by industry leading warranties.
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!