With proper insulation, you can cut your cooling and heating bills by up to 30%. This winter, the quality of your home’s insulation plays a vital role in your comfort. If you’re looking for the best home insulation material, we have listed some below.
Two Considerations Before Choosing the Type of Insulation
- Where do you want to install/add the insulation?
- What are the recommended R-values for these areas that you want to insulate?
When thinking about insulating your home, you need to contemplate of these questions. Asking your trusted HVAC contractor may help you find the answer. Consult the experts before making a major decision such as installing or adding insulation for the best outcome.
Best Insulation Types for Residential Spaces
- Loose Fill Insulation
Shredded cellulose or loose insulation is one of the most popular types of insulation for homes. It is treated with borates to prevent mold growth, fire, and vermin. Fiberglass is also used as a material for loose insulation. Using a blowing machine, the loose fill insulation is blown into attics, wall cavities and other areas of the house where it may fit.
- Batt Insulation
Batt is a piece of fiberglass or sheet of fibers used to insulate both residential and commercial buildings. This type of insulation is commonly used in crawlspaces, wall, floors, ceilings, and attics. Batt insulation is not just economical but also effective. You can buy it in 2×4 and 2×6 sizes or at a specific size depending on your requirements.
- Spray Foam
The last but not the least is the spray foam. This insulation material is quite expensive especially if used to fill in large spaces. Most people would use spray foam only to fill in tight and small spaces that do not require that much insulation. Experts say that spray foam is best to use as a supplement if other insulation types do not fit for your needs. Check with your trusted company if spray foam would suit your comfort requirements.
Expert Insulation Tips From Johnston’s Heating & Cooling, LLC
When doing an insulation project, make sure to do a research first. It’s always best to consult with professionals before adding any insulation to your home or office. Call your local heating and cooling company to inspect your building for proper insulation.
Need to install or add insulation for your Shippensburg, PA home? Don’t delay calling us Johnston’s Heating & Cooling for expert help. We deliver reliable and on-time insulation service throughout the Chambersburg, Scotland, and other nearby areas.