Is your home energy efficient? Have you considered having the energy efficiency of your home tested? Energy efficient homes is what we expect when we purchase a home and over time homes can lose their efficiency. As energy efficiency decreases, energy bills increase at a corresponding rate. Energy efficiency starts with a home inspection and with making sure your home has Home insulation, insulation you heard it right. You may have the right R-valued home insulation, yet the amount of insulation is wrong. Typically, it’s not enough insulation. Do you know what amount of Home insulation is adequate or the correct type? Answering these questions is the job of home insulation experts, , DFW Home Insulation. Home Insulation. Our primary focus is offering information and education for residents and homeowners as to the details of Home insulation. Our commitment to continuing and passing along education provides our clients with the comfort of knowing they are making the right decision. We want every homeowner to be confident in the service offered by DFW Home Insulation. We founded our company on the notion your word is your honor and our reputation for Home insulation is highly important to us. (214)775-0905
With most things for homeowners, out of sight out of mind is the norm. The average homeowner is inclined to forget the importance of the attic in the home, due to the fast pace of life. When heating and cooling your home, the attic directly influences energy efficiency. How do you know where to start? Have you observed an acute change in your utility bills? This is one of the simplest signs that something may not be correct. Heat may be leaving your home, in the winter, or it’s harder to cool your home in the summer. Yet, the AC system seems to be running correctly. When all else has been ruled out the obvious becomes clear, as Occam’s Razor. “The simplest explanation is usually the correct one.” Chances are your Home’s attic is playing a major role. Your home’s insulation in the attic assists in capturing heat rising to the top of your home, during the winter, by removing possibilities for the heat to pass through your ceiling through conduction or air leaks. Therefore, the reverse is true during the summer. Home insulation, particularly in the summer heat, performs as a barrier against the penetration of hot air into your home. Lastly, the simple task of insulating your Home or upgrading your Home insulation might be one of the most important tasks you can do to maintain your home warm in the cold months and cool in the warm months, while maintain energy bills at a manageable level. It’s all about being comfortable in your own home.
As our homes age, it may become judicious to add insulation to the attic of our Home. Several factors can weaken Home insulation in the attic and make your home susceptible to home comfort issues, including outdoor humidity, leaky roofs, pest infestation, and age. As insulation degrades and shifts, sections of your Home’s structure can become exposed, rendering the insulation ineffective. Older homes are not known for meeting modern efficiency standards and are frequently under-insulated. The act of adding insulation can decrease your utility bills and have a positive impact on the family budget, while making the home more energy efficient. By increasing the barrier in the attic, the amount of work required by your heating and cooling system can be measured by the reduction of run time hours and your increased number of days you are comfortable, therefore increasing the life span of your system, decreasing your overall carbon footprint, and reducing your cost out of pocket. DFW Home Insulation offers a full inspection and evaluation of your Home’s attic insulation and will provide you with a full choice of options.
The decision to replace and add more insulation to the attic of your home requires an inspection to determine insulation levels. This can be accomplished by eyeing them, if your insulation levels are at or below your attic floor joists, insulation should be added. However, if the opposite is true and you cannot see any of your attic floor joists due to too much insulation, then you do not need to add more insulation. Next, do you know the “R-value” of your current insulation? If you’re like most, No. The “R-value” helps in determining when it’s time to add more. R-values are the measurement of an insulations ability to resist heat. The higher the R-value, the more superior the insulation. R-values between R-30 and R-49 are recommended for homes, which can range from 12 to 20 inches of padding. It all is contingent upon the climate. DFW Home Insulation can aid in determining your current R-value and if the addition of insulation is required.
If your still not sure if you need additional Home insulation or you are confident you do, contact DFW Home Insulation today at (214)775-0905 for a free consultation and estimate. We are here to help and focused on making sure you and your family remain comfortable in your home while keeping the costs with your budget. We look forward to servicing all your Home insulation needs.