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Save Money by Increasing Attic Insulation in Provo 

Having the right amount of insulation in your attic can make your Provo home cozier throughout the year. Increased energy efficiency could also help you save money on heating and cooling expenses.

Do you have the right amount of insulation? Probably not. A recent study by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association found 90 percent of homes in the U.S. don’t have enough insulation. If every home in the country was appropriately insulated to modern building code, the Boston University School of Public Health determined it would cut electric consumption by 37 billion kilowatts. That’s enough electricity to power 3.4 million American homes every year!

Does My Home Have Enough Insulation?

You can check existing insulation to find out if you have an adequate amount in your attic. If it’s shallower than 7” deep, your home is lacks enough insulation. In Provo, 16-18” deep is recommended.

Additionally, if your home is more than 10 years old, you’ll likely need more insulation.

Strengthening your insulation levels could positively affect your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can provide a vapor barrier against humidity, stop air leaks and may restrict wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Types of Attic Insulation

There are three varieties of attic insulation—spray foam, loose fill and batt.

Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation uses liquids that turn into a foam on contact. Closed- or open-cell applications can be used in attics.

Closed-cell foam gives the most insulation. It also offers a broad barrier against air, vapor and water.

Open-cell foam widens when applied, filling cracks and other inaccessible spaces. It’s best for stopping air but isn’t 100 percent waterproof.

Both types of spray foam insulation may even help dampen noise.

Loose Fill and Batt Insulation

Loose fill insulation is blown in with special machinery, while batt insulation is rolls that can be cut to fit. Insulating material can involve fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.

Insulation is ranked for its resistance to heat flow. This is also referred to as the R-value. Particular levels are recommended based on where you live.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you figure out what type of insulation is best for the climate in Provo and your home’s needs. Our insulation installers deliver a full range of quality insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.

Get started by asking us for a home comfort consultation and free estimate today.

**Savings may vary.