Choosing the Best Insulation For Your Home
Keeping your Barstow, CA home comfy and cozy starts with your HVAC system, as well as the insulation in your home. When the insulation becomes worn, it can lead to poor energy efficiency in your home and higher utility bills. The first step to getting your home properly insulated is knowing the different types of insulation you have to choose from.
Blanket Batts or Rolls
One of the most common types of insulation chosen by homeowners is blanket batts or rolls. This type of insulation is good for walls, ceilings, and floors and comes in pieces or rolls of constructed fiberglass. There are also versions that can be made out of mineral wood, cotton or plastic fibers. This type of insulation is often chosen because it is cost effective and can be easy to add to current insulation when more insulation is needed.
Spray foam insulation is a perfect option when you are adding more insulation to an already finished area, an area that has an unusual shape, or spaces that are harder to reach. The foam is a liquid polyurethane that is sprayed directly into the area where it then hardens into solid foam, forming around pipe, walls, and studs. This type of insulation is great for its ability to seal leaks and gaps in the home, as well as provide a solid layer or insulation. It can be more costly to install but does not often have to be replaced.
Blown-in insulation involves using a machine which will then blow a paper-like material into the space that needs to be insulated. The material is often comprised of fiberglass, rock wool or reclaimed cellulose. It’s a good option for those looking for inexpensive insulation that can be added to finished areas and hard-to-reach spaces.
Help keep your home as energy efficient as possible by choosing the best insulation to accommodate your home. Contact our professionals at Clemmer Service Heating & Air Conditioning at 760-208-4930 today.
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