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Home Insulation Protects The Environment By Reducing Pollutant Emissions

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Custom Insulation blown-in insulation in Worcester, MA

The simplest most cost effective way for you to contribute to environmental health (and to the health of your wallet) is to reduce the amount of energy demanded by your HVAC system to maintain a comfortable environment. You can do this simply by improving the insulation effectiveness of your home or commercial building space.

Insulation reduces energy consumption, which means that less fossil fuel is burned to produce that energy. This, in turn, decreases the amount of polluting gases such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide emitted into the atmosphere. But it also means more of your hard-earned dollars are burned to produce that cooling and heating energy.

Home Insulation is not generally associated with pollution control, but it should be. Emission reduction is a significant benefit of insulating your home and should be a point of pride that your doing your part. Many of us recycle our garbage which gives us a recurring reminder that we’re doing our part. Don’t take for granted the positive effect your well insulated house has on both energy consumption and your living costs.

We thought some of you would like to know specifically how quality insulated homes and businesses contribute to a healthy environment:

  1. Energy Saving. If there is a high demand for electricity, natural gas, propane, and fuel oil in order to heat homes and buildings, the majority are producing energy through burning, a process that releases a high amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Using multifoil or other types of insulation is going to help reduce pollution emissions, which translates into making the environment healthier, and the air we breathe cleaner. Insulation is an important element which can successfully be used in the battle against global warming, and is an energy-efficient solution that will prove its performance in the long run as well.
  2. Carbon Dioxide. If multifoil or other types of insulation were to be installed in 4 million homes, the equivalent of the carbon dioxide that would be removed from the atmosphere would be equal to planting 667 million acres of trees. This is pretty impressive. A well-insulated house is very energy efficient and will need very little additional heating and cooling. Insulation helps keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. It improves thermal comfort by reducing the cold drafts and heat losses through the walls and roof. Our house will maintain a more stable temperature throughout the year providing a pleasant indoor environment to live in.

By insulating our homes, we reduce the demand for energy and burn less fuel, which helps combat climate change and protects the planet. Insulating the loft, walls and floor of your home is a great way to reduce energy bills every year from a one-off activity.

It is noted that residential energy efficiency is an appealing approach for emissions reductions, given evidence of greater cost-effectiveness relative to other strategies.

For more information about insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company Inc.

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency With New Insulation

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 23, 2019
Custom Insulation Spray foam insulation in Boston, MA

Every moment that your home suffers from a lack of (or dated and ineffective) insulation you are wasting money to unnecessarily high energy bills. Not only will your long-run costs be greater you will be painfully reminded of the uncomfortable temperatures that your home cannot keep at bay. Insulation maintains the temperature in your home throughout the year. And doing so, your HVAC system will work less and yield greater results, meaning increased energy savings - permanently!

To choose the best insulation for your home from the many types of insulation on the market you will need to know what type and where you need it to be installed and the R-value you want the installation to achieve. Other considerations may include indoor air quality impacts, life cycle costs, recycled content, embodied energy and ease of installation.

There are mainly three kinds of insulation:

  • Blown-in insulation, such as fiberglass or (more commonly) cellulose, does an excellent job of spreading the insulation, especially into tight places. On the whole, cellulose tends to cost less than fiberglass. Both cellulose and fiberglass R-values are affected by settling over time and density so it is important to consider the minimum settled thickness when calculating the amount you need to buy.
  • Fiberglass batts or rolls offer a lot of convenience, though, it comes at a higher price and slightly less R-value per inch versus cellulose. This can be installed quickly without using any additional installation equipment. The insulation must be pushed firmly together and if you are installing more than one layer, each layer must be installed at perpendicular angles to each other. Fiberglass rolls and batts can be placed directly over cellulose insulation. They will work fine together.
  • Sprayed foam insulation combines both air sealing and insulation with a higher R-value per inch ranging from R-3.5 for open-cell to R-6.5 for close cell. Unfortunately, sprayed foam is expensive (though prices are slowly declining), requires special equipment (resins, spray hoses, gun, cleaner, protective clothing) and experience using the stuff to make sure the foam gets applied properly.

Insulation in your home provides resistance to heat flow and lowers your heating and cooling costs. Properly insulating your home not only reduces heating and cooling costs, but also improves comfort. Just remember that air sealing and moisture control are important to home energy efficiency, health and comfort.

We believe in the value of energy efficient homes because of the endless benefits it provide to the families and the environment.

For more information about insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company Inc.

Insulation Considerations To Best Fit Your Needs

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Custom Insulation Spray foam insulation in Worcester, MA

When you know that your home is in need of insulation upgrade, how do you decide what to choose. Choosing the right home insulation can be a daunting task when you take into consideration the cost of material, effectiveness of material, an durability. We offer you information here about each area of the home and which insulation materials work in those spaces.

Below are the existing parts of the house starting at the top and going all the way to the bottom.

  • Best Attic Insulation: Cellulose vs Fiberglass vs Spray Foam. If you are looking to cut down on the amount of money pouring out through your roof, attic insulation is the way to go. High energy bills and the inability to maintain a constant temperature are just some of the signs your attic needs new or updated insulation. The best insulation options for an attic are open cell spray foam, fiberglass and cellulose.

    Cellulose insulation is the oldest insulation material used for not only the attic, but other areas of the home as well. Cellulose can be either a loose-fill or blown-in material and is primarily made of recycled newsprint or denim. The fiberglass is another traditional insulation material that consists of extremely fine glass fibers. And if you ask about the open cell spray foam insulation is an air barrier material that creates a seal against air movement. It can expand up to 100 times its original size, filling every nook and cranny in the attic. The main ingredients are water-blown and organic chemical compounds derived from petroleum extracts making it environmentally safe.

  • Best Existing Walls Insulation: Blown-In Cellulose vs Injection Foam. When it comes to the existing walls of your home there is no easy way to tell you this, but the insulation must be installed by an experienced Insulation company. The good news is you can add insulation to the existing walls without removing your drywall and the extra expense of a full remodel. The Injection foam insulation and blown-in cellulose can be installed in the existing walls. When insulation does its job, it impacts the conduction (heat transfer) and the convection (air flow), which can both impact the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. More traditional forms of insulation, like cellulose, is resistant to heat that is transferred through conduction. During the winter months, the heat transfer is from the inside of your home to the outside and vice versa in the summer.
  • Best Rim Joist Insulation: Fiberglass vs Spray Foam. The rim joist is one of the most overlooked areas of the home when you are looking for the culprit causing drafts around your floor boards. The insulation options for the rim joist is spray foam or fiberglass. Fiberglas is inexpensive but it does not do as good of a job insulating the rim joist. The material when installed in the rim joist is prone to mold issues as it holds condensation against the wood which leads to mold and decay formation.

If you are looking for the best long-term solution, foam insulation products will create the air seal in your home that will make it more comfortable while saving you money on your monthly energy bills. Foam insulation does not settle or sag and it fills all the nooks and crannies where it is installed.

At the end of the day, the choice is yours when it comes to selecting the best insulation for your existing home. You have to see what makes the most sense for your family. You will need to take into consideration the kind of material, the goals you are looking to accomplish and your budget.

For more information about insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company Inc.

Keep Summer Heat Outside with Spray Foam Insulation

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 26, 2018
Custom Insulation Spray foam insulation in Boston, MA

Most of us enjoy the warm weather in summer as long as it stays cool inside our homes. Indoor temperatures can become uncomfortably warm during summer and it can be challenging to combat excessive heat inside. With expensive AC upkeep and energy bill spikes, finding the right home attic insulation can provide superb home cooling and energy efficiency.

Spray foam insulation in Worcester, MA can be your best bet for a cost-effective way to keep your home cool and comfortable year round. Spray foam fills and covers all cracks and crevices where air can seep in or out, making it a perfect air sealing material. When your home is properly insulated with closed-cell spray foam insulation, you will see a significant reduction in energy bills, improved indoor comfort and better air quality.

Spray foam insulation is the preferred type of insulation mainly because of its high R-value. It prevents outside air from seeping in by creating an airtight seal. If you are interested in seeing how spray foam insulation help make your home more energy efficient, contact Custom Insulation Company Inc.

Seamless Gutter System Spares You The Need to Clean Aluminum Gutters Frequently

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 05, 2018
Custom Insulation Aluminum gutters in Worcester, MA

Gutter system although they need frequent cleaning, you can't just get rid of them. Wether you like it or not, all homes need a gutter to protect it from outpouring of water during rainy days. Otherwise, water will ruin other components of your house. Aluminum gutters require to be cleaned from clogs and debris. You also need to re-paint it several times a year because the coating can come off easily.

Fortunately, seamless gutters are now invented. This seamless gutters have WaterFall Gutter Guard System that provides protection to your seamless gutter from debris and the need to constantly clean it. Also, seamless aluminum gutters come in varieties of colors with baked on enamel so it's no longer necessary to repaint it frequently.

The wonderful gutter guard system makes your life easier. But there's more, in case it's time to replace your gutter or you need someone to clean it for you, contact Custom Insulation Company Inc. We can finish the job properly in no time at all.




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