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 heating and cooling bills.
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 annually!
Does My Home Have Enough Insulation?
You can measure existing insulation to learn if you have an adequate amount in your attic. If it’s shallower than 7” deep, your home is underinsulated. In Mobile, 16-18” deep is recommended.
Additionally, if your home is more than 10 years old, you’ll likely need more insulation.
Strengthening your insulation levels could positively impact your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can supply 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 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 a comprehensive barrier against air, vapor and water.
Open-cell foam expands when applied, stopping cracks and other hard-to-reach spaces. It’s best for obstructing air but isn’t completely 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 involve fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.
Insulation is graded for its resistance to heat flow. This is also called the R-value. Certain levels are recommended based on where you live.
Climate Control Service Experts can help you determine what kind of insulation is best for the climate in Mobile and your home’s needs. Our insulation installers offer a full range of outstanding insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.
Get started by scheduling a home comfort consultation and free estimate today.