For more than 60 years, Garland Insulating has been making homes more comfortable and quieter with quality insulation. Today, with the recent sharp increases in the cost of heating and cooling, many people are asking how they can save on their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient and energy responsible. If your home was built more than 15 years ago, Garland Insulating Ltd. can help you save on your home energy bills.
Garland Insulating’s home energy-efficiency solutions enable you to:
- Save money on your monthly heating and cooling bills
- Create a healthier indoor environment for your family
- Decrease noise
- Increase the comfort of your home
- Contribute to a cleaner global environment by burning less fuel. With all the talk about renewable energy sources, everyone is wondering what is the most efficient way to make the biggest difference in reducing your energy consumption? If your home as little as 10 years old, and you have less than eight inches of insulation in your attic, you could have one of the 46 million under-insulated homes in the United States.
*Harvard University School of Public Health.
Environmental Benefits/Go Green
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
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.
Investment In Your home
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.
But energy efficiency is just one of the benefits of insulating your home. Adding insulation makes your home more comfortable room-to-room with even temperature distribution. Your home will be considerably quieter with the improved acoustics insulation provides. Garland Insulating products and services also provide better moisture control, which can reduce floor squeaks, drywall cracks, structure damage and condensation.
“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.
Improve Your 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. Most older homes have less insulation than homes built today, but adding insulation to newer homes can also pay for itself within a few years.
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. Our qualified home energy auditors can 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.
Knowing how much insulation and what types of insulation products best fit your home can be confusing. As Certified Energy Professionals, Garland Insulating’s Dallas insulation contractors will come to your home and determine the best products that work for you. By looking at how your entire house functions as a system, we can help you start saving money today. 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.