Insulation Frequently Asked Questions (Part 1)
Are you thinking about insulating your home or property, but have some questions pertaining to insulation installation? Insulation is something that is shrouded in mystery for many people, which is why we’ve created this FAQ to help answer some of your insulation-related questions. Here are some of the frequently asked questions we tend to get and our answers to them: Spray Foam Insulation Minnetonka Minnesota
Why Insulate Your Home or Building?
Insulation is an upgrade that pays. Lack of proper insulation located within your property’s roof, windows and walls will require your heating, air and ventilation systems to work harder to get to and maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
More Benefits of Insulation:
- Lower your monthly air and heating bills
- Increase your indoor air quality
- Rebates and other Incentives are available for those who improve their energy efficiency
- Reduces noise travel
- Adds value to your property
- Fire, allergen, mildew and mold protection
What is R-Value?
R-Value is what the building and construction industry uses to measure thermal resistance. The higher the R-Value is, the more the material can resist heat and cold loss; depending on size, thickness or weight. All insulation materials, such as Fiberglass, Cellulose, Spray Foam and any other insulation options are tested for R-value. But the material’s R-value doesn’t necessarily mean that your home will have that same level of R-value. That’s why correct insulation installation is so important.
How much will I save by adding insulation to the walls, ceilings, and floors of my home?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends close to $1,500 each year on energy bills. And in Minnesota, it is doubtful you’re on the low end of this list, with our dramatic seasons. DOE statistics show that, typically, 44% of a homeowner’s utility bill goes for heating and cooling costs. DOE states that homeowners may be able to reduce their energy bills from 10% to 50% by taking certain steps. One of the major steps is increasing the amount of thermal insulation in their existing homes or purchasing additional insulation when buying new homes.
Unless your home was constructed with special attention to energy efficiency, adding insulation will most likely reduce your utility bills. The amount of energy you conserve will depend on several factors: your local climate; the size, shape, and construction of your house; the living habits of your family; the type and efficiency of the heating and cooling systems; and the fuel you use. Energy conserved is money saved, and the annual savings increase when utility rates go up.
For help with insulating your house, don’t hesitate to contact your local spray foam insulation contractors in Minnetonka MN at Century Insulation today.
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Century Insulation can help you insulate your home or commercial property in Minnetonka MN. Our services include spray foam insulation, attic insulation, cellulose insulation, and fiberglass insulation. If you’re not sure which one is best for you, feel free to contact one of our insulation contractors to come and inspect your house and help you determine which solution works best for you!