Blow-in Attic Insulation
Ductworks Heating and Cooling has every aspect of your home comfort covered. Insulation prevents heat transfer which means it keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Upgrading attic insulation is a popular energy-saving improvement because more energy is lost through the attic than through any other part of the house. When attic insulation is poorly installed and inadequate, the R-value is severally reduced and may be as minimal as R-19. The US Department of Energy recommends between R-49 and R-60. That is at least 16-inches of fiberglass insulation.
Spray Foam Insulation
Most homeowners understand that improving home insulation is the best way to reduce the cost of heating and cooling, and that’s where spray foam comes in. Open-cell foam is made up of tiny bubbles that are interconnected. The bubbles hold air, which provides insulation value — typically between R-3.5 and R-4 per in.
Like closed-cell foam, open-cell foam expands to fill gaps and cracks as soon as it’s applied. But instead of curing to a hard, smooth-surfaced mass, open-cell foam has a spongier feel. And like a sponge, it will absorb moisture. Since insulation loses R-value when wet, it’s not advisable to use open-cell spray foam in damp environments like basements and crawl spaces. It can be sprayed between rafters or studs, but its low R-value won’t provide much total insulation value in a confined space.
Even though it’s more expensive to install than open-cell foam, closed-cell foam is often preferred for home insulation because it offers higher R-value (between R-6 and R-7.1 per in.) and because it forms an effective moisture barrier. The ability to block moisture transmission while also providing air sealing and high insulation value is an advantage in many applications.
Closed cell foam is a great way to insulate ductwork to eliminate condensation on ducts.
Crawlspace encapsulation creates a clean, dry environment under your home. Sometimes they are absolutely necessary when you have a major moisture issue under your home. High moisture can lead to mold, mildew and wood rot. By encapsulating the crawlspace and installing a dehumidification system and sump pump (in extreme situations) it will remove the moisture from the crawlspace and create an environment that is mold and mildew free.
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