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Common Myths and Misconceptions about Insulating your Home
Here, we’ve debunked some of the most common insulation myths.
If you find that your energy bills have skyrocketed in recent years, it may be time to think about improving the insulation in your home. Updating insulation can reduce heating and cooling costs, while boosting energy efficiency and lowering energy bills.
Here at Tempco, we take pride in offering the highest quality insulation products and services. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions about insulation that can negatively impact your energy savings. Here, we’ve debunked some of the most common insulation myths.
- Insulation is only needed in cold climates
Most people think of insulation as a warm winter jacket for your home, but quality insulation is important no matter what climate you live in. During the summer, proper insulation can keep your home cool, reducing energy costs and saving money on your energy bills. During the summer, good insulation will act as a buffer against outdoor weather, keeping the hot air out and the cold air in!
- NEW insulation is only for NEW homes
Years ago, when long rolls of fiberglass batt insulation were used to insulate homes, many people would put up with cold and drafty houses because re-insulating often involved ripping out the walls, installing new insulation, and then re-drywalling and painting. Fortunately, the insulation industry has developed many different products that are perfect for retrofitting your house with new insulation at the fraction of the cost and time as well as eliminating the need for a major construction nightmare. For more about how we accomplish this, watch our video.
- R-Value is all that matters
The quality of insulation is measured as an “R-Value,” or the thermal resistance of the insulation. Typically, the higher the value, the more effectively the product is insulating your home. Although a high R-Value is a must when choosing the right insulation, it’s just as important that the insulation is installed correctly, preventing any air leaks or water moisture that may accumulate. Since air infiltration is the leading cause of energy loss, it’s important that your insulation is sealed properly to keep it in good condition. To understand how Tempco Insulation goes above and beyond to accomplish this, learn more about Tempco’s Air Infiltration Treatment
Tempco Insulation has to have the best product knowledge to offer you the right insulation solution for your unique situation. We not only install them completely to code based on industry and national standards, we also install your insulation as the manufacturer intended with the proper tools. This ensures maximum energy efficiency and lower utility bills every month. We don't cut corners. We install each insulation product right - the first time.