How Can Insulation Experts Improve a Home’s Comfort & Efficiency?
Unless your home was built specifically for high energy efficiency, you can likely reduce your energy bills significantly by increasing the insulation in your home. There are many reasons that lead to an under-insulated home. Most older homes were built with less (or in some cases zero) insulation. Other homes fell prey to a do-it-yourselfer that tried to save money by purchasing and installing their own insulation..and some insulation products may have become less effective over time. Fixing an under-insulation problem is one of the best ways to improve the overall comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Lower heating and cooling costs often pays for an insulation upgrade within a few years, but the trick is to make sure that the insulation job is done right. If insulation is not installed correctly, you may not get the full benefits from the added insulation. Make sure that you bring in an insulation expert to give you the best results for your money.
Garland Insulating’s Expert Consultations
Whether your home is new or old, the first thing to do is establish just how much insulation already exists in your home, and where it is located. Garland Insulating’s insulation experts are Certified Energy Professionals who will come to your house to conduct a whole-home energy assessment to determine where your home is or isn’t insulated, what type of insulation you already have, the R-value and thickness and depth of your current insulation, and identify areas in your home that require air sealing. The best insulation contractors know how to evaluate how the air flow functions within the entire house. We use state-of-the-art testing equipment and the latest building science knowledge to transform the comfort, energy efficiency and air quality of your home.
After our review, we sit down with you to show how to improve your home’s performance and help you prioritize improvements based what is important to you. We explain your different product options and where what can be done to address specific concerns about comfort and efficiency within your house.
Once you have decided to proceed, Garland Insulating will schedule your install and so you can start saving money on your utility bills as soon as possible.
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At Garland Insulating, our products reduce both electricity bills in summer and gas bills in winter. By simply re-insulating, adding radiant barrier and air sealing, you could save up to 30% on your electricity bills. Increasing your home’s insulation saves you money now and for years to come by continuing to pay dividends well after your initial investment is recouped. As electricity and gas prices continue to climb your return actually improves! Savings and returns are unique to each home and its occupants. Typically, the higher your energy bills, the more you save. If you are considering purchasing a renewable energy system, for every dollar you invest in efficiency measures, you typically save three to five dollars in system cost.
Texas weather is notoriously unpredictable, but there is no reason for your home’s temperature to have the same problem. Some homes have a hot spot that feels degrees warmer than the rest of the house, while others have cold spots. If walking through your house feels like traveling from the tundra to the Sahara adding insulation could help you and your family stay sane. Not to mention the improvements in your energy bills, decreased outside noise and fewer wars over the thermostat.
Seasoned homebuyers know to stop and listen when they consider buying a place. Can you hear the neighborhood children playing outside or the bird perched in a tree outside? How loud are ambulance sirens, trains, airplanes and neighborhood construction? Improved insulation is one of the best ways to cut down on outside noise and get better sleep at night. Your neighbors may thank you too, since it helps keep the sounds of noisy TVs, children and good times inside your home where they belong.
At Garland Insulating, we understand that we have to promote energy efficiency as well as use the planet’s resources responsibly. Most insulation material is made from a recycled material. Fiberglass is made from sand, recycled glass and other organic products and Cellulose is made from recycled newspaper, magazines and cardboard. By better insulating your home, you will save energy and reduce your portion of the greenhouse gas emissions that heating and cooling your home create. 80% of the carbon dioxide emissions in the United States are created from energy consumption. Home and building emissions comprise approximately 30% of those greenhouse gasses*. That’s more than the exhaust of all automobile, aircraft and train emissions combined! Under-insulated homes emit one half-ton more carbon dioxide than properly insulated homes EVERY YEAR. Electricity generation produces another 30% of US carbon emissions from energy consumption, a portion of which is used to cool and heat homes. As a result, the energy we can save by insulating has a dramatic influence on the annual fluctuations in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. *The Department of Energy EIA Report – 2009 Making your home more energy efficient by installing proper insulation levels can also make your home more attractive to potential buyers. In fact, most buyers list energy-efficiency as a prime consideration. The reason buyers know they can buy a more expensive home is if heating and cooling bills can be kept down.
Adding Insulation to an Existing Home
Because the construction of your home is already complete, the insulation options are limited in comparison to a home that is still in the process of construction. However, that does not mean what still can be added to your home’s insulation will not have a major effect on your energy bills. Existing homes can benefit from attic insulation, duct insulation, interior wall basement insulation, crawlspace insulation, and more. Contact Garland Insulating to learn more.
“Acts of God” & Weather Claims
An “act of God” typically refers to any natural disaster that cannot be foreseen or prevented by human intervention. This includes tornados, earthquakes, lightning, windstorms, hurricanes, and more. If your home is damaged in one of these disasters, you may want to consider upgrading your insulation as your rebuild your home. Renovation projects open your home to new insulation products that are not viable options for other existing homes. Projects that involve replacing sheetrock, foundation repairs or replacing water-damaged ceilings and floors expose areas that may benefit from better insulation. It is typically less expensive to upgrade the insulation in these areas during your renovation because the sheetrock etc.. is already removed and the areas needing to be insulated are easily accessible.
Free Home Assessment from Our Dallas Insulation Contractors
Garland Insulating’s installation professionals are fully bonded, carry comprehensive workers compensation and liability insurance, and are trained in the most current insulation installation techniques. View our full range of products and services on our Products and Services page. We have four locations throughout Texas, serving Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Bryan, College Station, Austin, San Antonio and their surrounding areas. Ready to schedule your free assessment? Contact us online or give us a call at: 1-800-446-3601.