Save Money by Increasing Attic Insulation in Mobile 

Having the correct amount of insulation in your attic can make your Mobile home more pleasant throughout the year. Increased energy efficiency could also help you save money on energy expenses.

Do you have the correct amount of insulation? Probably not. A recent study by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association discovered 90 percent of homes in the U.S. lack enough insulation. If every home in the country was suitably insulated to today’s building code, the Boston University School of Public Health determined it would cut electric consumption by 37 billion kilowatts. That’s enough electricity to power 3.4 million American homes each year!

Does My Home Have Enough Insulation?

You can check existing insulation to determine if you have an adequate amount in your attic. If it’s shallower than 7” deep, your home is doesn’t have enough insulation. In Mobile, 16-18” deep is recommended.

Additionally, if your home is more than 10 years old, you’ll likely need increased insulation.

Strengthening your insulation levels could positively affect 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 kinds of attic insulation—spray foam, loose fill and batt.

Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation combines liquids that expand 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 inaccessible spaces. It’s best for obstructing air but isn’t fully waterproof.

Both types of spray foam insulation may even help dampen noise.

Loose Fill and Batt Insulation

Loose fill insulation is blown in with special machinery, while batt insulation is rolls that can be portioned to fit. Insulating material can contain fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.

Insulation is graded for its resistance to heat flow. This is also referred to as the R-value. Different levels are recommended based on where you live.

Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you figure out what kind of insulation is best for the climate in Mobile and your home’s needs. Our insulation installers provide a full range of outstanding insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.

Get started by requesting a home comfort consultation and free estimate today.

**Savings may vary.