Improving the insulation in your home should involve more than an insulation technician showing up and blowing insulation into your attic. When insulation is placed without consideration of the home’s location, orientation in relation to the sun, heating and cooling system, and presence or absence of drafts, insulation cannot do its job properly. At A Best Insulation, we thoroughly evaluate your home before insulating it, so you’re sure of getting the best possible insulation solution for your needs. Here’s what you should expect from an insulation provider.

Home Energy Assessment

Energy audits are great for determining what your home’s strong points and weak points are in terms of weatherproofing and stress on your heating and cooling system. Energy audits should include collecting valuable information like number of air changes per hour to determine how “leaky” your home is, the locations of any leaks in your cooling and heating system’s ductwork, and any possible combustion safety issues. This information may be evaluated with specialized computer software to highlight all potential energy issues with your home before a recommendation is made on insulation.

Noise Control

Noise abatement is a concern with many homeowners. They may live on a busy street and wish to reduce noise from traffic, or they may be interested in minimizing sound transmitted from room to room within the home. Home insulation can make a real difference in soundproofing while it helps keep your utility bills under control.

Home Air Sealing

Your home’s energy assessment should include identification of any leaky or drafty elements in your home. Your insulation provider may make recommendations about sealing up these leaks to ensure your insulation works in optimum conditions. Home air sealing along with carefully selected home insulation can mean lower energy bills and a much more comfortable home.

Duct Leak Sealing

Ducts in home cooling and heating systems can easily develop leaks, particularly where one piece of ducting joins onto another. Your insulation provider should evaluate your ducting and make recommendations about sealing any leaks found there. Leaky ductwork can drastically reduce the effectiveness of your cooling and heating system, and fixing these leaks can make your home insulation work even better.

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation isn’t the only type of home insulation available, but if it’s a good choice for your home, you’ll enjoy benefits like prevention of moisture infiltration, enhanced building stability, reduction of noise transmission, and a more comfortable home with lower energy bills. Furthermore, spray foam insulation does not contain formaldehyde or ozone-damaging substances, so you can make your home “greener” without worries about environmental toxins.

Choose an insulation provider that thoroughly evaluates your home and its needs before installing insulation, and you can be confident that you’ll have a more comfortable and more cost-efficient home afterward.

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