One often overlooked aspect of your overall home energy efficiency is your air ducts. The air ducts move hot and cold air through your home. If there is a leak or lack of insulation in your ducts, you’re losing some of that energy. For major repairs or to insulate your ducts, make sure you call a professional contractor like Atlas Butler. To check for and fix minor repairs, though, follow this guide.
If you have poor insulation, it could be costing you money. You may already be aware of your lack of insulation if your energy bills are extremely expensive, but if you are unsure then you should check out our DIY Insulation Inspection blog post. The cost of poor insulation can be significant and it is worth the investment to properly insulate your home. If you are skeptical of the effect of insulation, check out these tools that you can use to put exact measurements on the cost of poor insulation in your home.
The weather in Columbus, Ohio is getting steadily chillier. As colder months approach, proper insulation is increasingly important. Perhaps the most vital area for appropriate insulation is in the attic. Having the correct amount of insulation in your attic will ensure the efficiency of your home’s energy use and also save you money on heating bills. This guide will help you perform a self-checkup to determine if you have adequate attic insulation.
First and foremost, be careful when checking your attic insulation. Watch out for nails sticking up and make sure you walk on joists or truss chords. A quick way to check your insulation level in your attic is to compare the height of your insulation to your joists. In Columbus, your insulation should be covering your floor joists. If it is below or level to your joists, you probably need more insulation. Use the table and map from Energy Star to determine your R-value and the ideal amount of insulation based on your region.
It is the time of the year for insulation in Columbus, Ohio. If you haven’t had your home insulated yet, feel free to contact us and we will come out to do an audit for you. One decision we will help you make during the audit is what kind of insulation would be best for your home. This blog will compare and contrast two of the types of insulation we offer: cellulose and fiberglass.