Insulation For Your Home & Crawl Space
Green Horizon One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® installs and removes all types of insulation throughout the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.
- Retrofit Insulation
- Traditional Insulation
- Crawl Space Retrofits
For Home Insulation & Crawl Space Retrofits
Proper insulation and sealing are paramount to having a comfortable and energy-efficient home. Without it, your home or building will always cost you more to operate than it should. The Department Of Energy says air infiltration is the leading cause of energy loss. Homes built before 2000 had no requirements for sealing those gaps and cracks where air can escape your home. These entry and exit ways will cause your insulation to be ineffective and your HVAC system to work overtime to heat and cool your home.
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Cellulose and Fiberglass
Fiberglass insulation is used in attics, walls, and crawl spaces. Whether you use batt or blow-in, it is more effective when used in conjunction with air sealing. Cellulose insulation is used as an alternative to blown fiberglass in attics. It is made from recycled paper products, but it does weigh more than blown fiberglass. Older homes should be inspected to verify the ceilings can handle the extra weight.
Green Horizon One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® can answer all your questions regarding insulation. Request an appointment today.
Old or contaminated insulation is not only ineffective at providing energy cost savings, but it can also present health risks in your home. Asbestos insulation has been officially banned in most countries since the late 1980s. Nevertheless, it’s still found in many older homes across the country.
Asbestos can cause a wide variety of health issues, such as:
- Lung cancer
- Increased risk of throat, esophagus and kidney cancers.
Insulation removal may be appropriate in crawl spaces with batt insulation rated less than R-19. We can use our insulation vacuum to suck out the old, blown-in insulation so we can properly seal and insulate the space.
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Why Choose Professional Installation?
No matter what type of insulation you choose, it’s only as good as its installation. A professional insulation installer will look for gaps where air can leak in and out, use all of the proper equipment, and be done in as little as a day. Professionals will also know how to properly install insulation around pipes, wires, vents, and other necessary holes in and between walls for the best seal and highest efficiency rating. Without a professional’s expertise, you can be risking up to 50% efficiency loss when it comes time to heat or cool your home.
Where to Insulate
Whether you are choosing insulation for a new build or you are installing insulation in your already built home, there are a few areas in the home to consider for maximum insulating effect. These are listed below.
- Attic. Insulating the attic can both trap in heat in the winter and prevent heat from entering in the summer. Attics are notoriously the worst culprits for energy loss. If you don’t already have insulation in your attic, or it’s not working as well as you would like, consider this as one of your top priorities for sealing your home.
- Walls. Of course, walls paly a huge part in heat exchange between the outside and the internal environment of the home. Many modern homes are built with insulation in the walls. However, you may want to upgrade your older home’s asbestos insulation with a newer and more efficient type. One of our professionals can walk you through the removal and replacement options.
- Floors. Floors that are above unheated open spaces such as garages or porches especially need insulation for temperature control. Installing insulation in floors between contained spaces can also dampen sound transmission, so these areas shouldn’t be overlooked either.
- Basement. Finished basements should be treated like any other area of the home. Insulation can help with temperature control, especially in cold winters when basements are already colder than normal. For unfinished basements, insulation can still play an important role in ensuring stored items and various appliances don’t sustain damage in the freezing cold winter months or in the middle of a sweltering hot summer.
- Crawl Spaces. Crawl spaces, like basements, can help with the overall energy savings of your home, and they also play an important role in protecting pipes, wires, and appliances from exposure to extreme temperatures. Basic insulation will work for these spaces, and some is always better than none.