You Can Learn a Lot in 40 Years!
It's well known that one of the most effective and efficient ways homeowners can control energy bills is to insulate their homes from top to bottom. Insulation is one of the least expensive investments you can make in home improvement, while reducing your energy bills at the same time.
Get to Know your Insulation
What works for one home, business, or budget may not work for another. From sprayed or blown, to new construction or existing structures, there are numerous types of insulation and methods of installation.
For example, fiberglass glass batt insulation is fitted between attic joists, while blown-in fiberglass is blown throughout the attic and fills cavities with a seamless and thermal blanket. Blown-in fiberglass can often be more cost effective than traditional fiberglass batting. In newly constructed homes, blown-in fiberglass can also be used in the walls, and is held in place by netting. Icynene spray foam is a non-toxic and odorless option when building your new home or business. It can be the more expensive option initially, but may offer more savings in the long run. Cellulose insulation is made from recycled paper and is also fire retardant. This type of insulation is often used for existing buildings and homes.
Humidity is Serious Business
At Tempco Insulation, we use a dry system instead of a wet system when installing insulation. Using a wet system can cause major problems down the road. Because our climate is so humid, wet insulation has a tough time drying. This can cause mold behind walls, months, and years after insulation has been installed, costing you money and causing a big inconvenience.
Does your Insulation Measure Up?
Whether it’s blown-in or sprayed, the material of your insulation may not vary from installer to installer, but how much is installed could vary, costing more money in the long run. Your attic’s insulation may be coming up short if joists are visible or or there are open places and void in your existing insulation, and you may even be able to see portions of ceiling. Our experts can perform a simple test to make sure your attic’s insulation measures up.
Sealing Saves Money
Tempco's Air Infiltration Treatment, or T.A.I.T., is a procedure by which your home is sealed against air infiltration. Energy experts tell us, enough outside air filters into an average house to completely replace all the heated or cooled air inside. Each "air exchange" increases your utility bills by making your heating or cooling unit work longer to maintain the desired air temperature. Plate penetrations by electrical wires and plumbing exhausts are sealed, as well as any spaces in windows and doors, between finish jambs, sills and headers, cracks in the exterior sheathing, and corner and tee joints.
At Tempco Insulation, we cut air infiltration in half with a combination of high-grade caulking and foam sealant applied to the exterior envelope of your home. Studies show this air infiltration barrier cuts the rate of air exchange by an average of 52%, saving you money and keeping your home more comfortable year-round.