Cooler in the Summer AND Warmer in the Winter!!!!
The attic is by far the most important area of your home to have
insulated. All too often homeowners believe they have adequate
insulation in their attic when in fact they only have a small fraction
of what they should have. Current Energy Star Guide lines
suggest that most Los Angeles area homes should insulate the
attic toR-38 level. If your heating and cooling bills are unreasonably high or
suffering with an uncomfortable or drafty home. Check your attic
Attic insulation works both during the summer and during the
winter. In summer it blocks heat from coming into the home and
in winter it holds heat from rising out. The result is a more
comfortable home with lower energy bills year-round.
The attic can be insulated using fiberglass, cellulose or foam.
Fiberglass batt or rolled insulation is often used in new
construction and building remodels for speed and cost
efficiency. Cellulose is more effective, more efficient,
longer-lasting and safer than fiberglass and is the preferred
method for many retrofit insulations. Foam and Cellulose in
combination is the the best insulation method as it offers the
advantage of air sealing the attic from the house. Our Comfort
Consultants can show you the best system for your home.
How much attic
insulation do I need?
The performance of an insulation material is measured by
"R-Value", where the "R" stands for Resistance. The thicker the
insulation, the greater/higher it's R-value.
Current Energy Star Guide lines suggest that most Los Angeles
area homes should insulate the attic toR-38 level.
If you live near the coast or in an area that
has a mild climate, you probably would do fine bringing your
attic up to a total of R-30, but further inland and in warmer
areas we strongly recommend R-38, it can keep a home an
additional 5-8 degrees cooler in the summer as compared to the
Most homes have some old or "existing" attic insulation already
in their attic. Typically we just add more insulation to what
you already have in order to bring the attic up to an R-30 or
R-38 rating. We actually can save you money by using your
existing insulation as a base and installing enough additional
material over it to bring the attic up to R-30 or R-38. If you
feel you may need to remove your old insulation, please
see our section on Insulation
Attic insulation is quick and easy, most homes can be completely
insulated in just 2-3 hours. We enter the attic through a
crawl-hole, typically located in the hallway, closet or garage.
The process is quiet, clean, and you don't need to leave your
home while we work. We also utilize a dust-reduction system and
keep our jobs nice and clean.
Dollar-per-value, attic insulation is unbeatable.
Typically paying for itself through savings within a year, it's
perhaps the best investment you'll ever make to your home. It
pays for itself and then continues to save you money. Because
our government recognizes the importance of having proper
insulation, there are rebates to provide incentive to homeowners to insulate.
Schedule a FREE home energy analysis; we look at your roof, ventilation,
heating & A/C systems as well as your current insulation levels
to give you a complete and comprehensive picture of your home
from a energy saving and comfort perspective. Call Today!
this page is provided by Dave Cash. Dave is an expert in
heating, cooling, ventilation and insulation. In addition to
designing solutions for all types of homes and structures, Dave
has been teaching home comfort and energy conservation for over
20 years in the southern California area. Material on this page
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