Save Money by Increasing Attic Insulation in Kingston
Having the right amount of insulation in your attic can make your Kingston home cozier throughout the year. Better energy efficiency could also help you save money on utility expenses.
Does My Home Have Enough Insulation?
You can check existing insulation to find out if you have enough in your attic. If it’s lower than 7” deep, your home is lacks enough insulation. In Kingston, 16-18” deep is recommended.
Additionally, if your home is more than 10 years old, you’ll likely need increased insulation.
Enhancing your insulation levels could positively change your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can provide a vapor barrier against humidity, stop air leaks and may lessen wear and tear on your HVAC system.
Types of Attic Insulation
There are three types of attic insulation—spray foam, loose fill and batt.
Spray foam insulation uses liquids that change into a foam on contact. Closed- or open-cell applications can be used in attics.
Closed-cell foam gives the most insulation. It also offers an extensive barrier against air, vapor and water.
Open-cell foam spreads when applied, stopping cracks and other hard-to-reach spaces. It’s best for stopping air but isn’t 100 percent waterproof.
Both types of spray foam insulation may even help block noise.
Loose Fill and Batt Insulation
Loose fill insulation is blown in with special machinery, while batt insulation is rolls that can be cut to fit. Insulating material can contain fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.
Insulation is graded for its resistance to heat flow. This is also called the R-value. Particular levels are recommended based on where you live.
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you identify what type of insulation is best for the climate in Kingston and your home’s needs. Our insulation installers deliver a full range of quality insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.
Get started by requesting a home comfort consultation and free estimate today.