Can’t keep the upstairs cool despite running the AC constantly? Can’t use certain rooms during the winter because they are too cold even with the heater on?
Insulation is usually the culprit. Poorly insulated homes are uncomfortable and waste enormous amounts of energy. Unfortunately, the fact is there are very few homes in U.S. that are sufficiently insulated.
Heat flows naturally from a warmer to a cooler space. So in the winter, heat moves directly from all heated areas to unheated attics, garages, basements, and even to the outdoors. It can also move indirectly through interior ceilings, walls, and floors — wherever there is a difference in temperature. During the cooling season, heat flows from the outdoors to the interior of a house.
Insulation slows the movement of heat. When the right amount is correctly installed, insulation can deliver dramatically improved comfort and lower energy bills during the hottest and coldest times of the year. Insulation works best when air is not moving through or around it, so it is very important to seal air leaks to ensure the best results.
Cincinnati Energy Solutions thoroughly inspects your home and uses the latest technology tools – infrared scanners and blower doors — to pinpoint missing insulation and air leaks and recommend a solution that fits with your lifestyle and budget. Insulation performance is measured by R-value — its ability to resist heat flow. Higher R-values mean more insulating power. Different R-values are recommended for walls, attics, basements and crawlspaces, depending on your area of the country. Cincinnati Energy Solutions typically recommends from R40 to R60 in attics to maximize comfort and energy and utility bill savings.
Cincinnati Energy Solutions will also recommend the best type of insulation for your home – typically either recycled cellulose or spray foam. Both these materials are environmentally friendly and help you contribute to a greener planet. More important than the type of insulation you use is how it is installed. Ensure your insulation project is done correctly by calling the experts at Cincinnati Energy Solutions!