Save Money by Increasing Attic Insulation in Naples
Having the right amount of insulation in your attic can make your Naples home cozier throughout the seasons. Better energy efficiency could also help you save money on energy costs.
Do you have the correct amount of insulation? Probably not. A recent study by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association discovered 90 percent of homes in the U.S. lack enough insulation. If every home in the country was properly insulated to current 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 annually!
Does My Home Have Enough Insulation?
You can assess existing insulation to find out if you have enough in your attic. If it’s shallower than 7” deep, your home is underinsulated. In Naples, 13-14” deep16-18” deep is recommended.
Additionally, if your home is more than 10 years old, you’ll likely need increased insulation.
Strengthening your insulation levels could positively impact your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can provide a vapor barrier against humidity, stop air leaks and may lessen wear and tear on your HVAC system.
Types of Attic Insulation
There are three kinds of attic insulation—spray foam, loose fill and batt.
Spray foam insulation combines liquids that change into a foam on contact. Closed- or open-cell applications can be used in attics.
Closed-cell foam provides the most insulation. It also offers a comprehensive barrier against air, vapor and water.
Open-cell foam expands when applied, filling cracks and other spaces that are hard to get to. It’s best for stopping air but isn’t 100 percent waterproof.
Both types of spray foam insulation may even help block noise.
Loose Fill and Batt Insulation
Loose fill insulation is blown in with special machinery, while batt insulation is rolls that can be trimmed to fit. Insulating material can contain fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.
Insulation is rated for its resistance to heat flow. This is also referred to as the R-value. Different levels are recommended based on where you live.
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you figure out what kind of insulation is best for the climate in Naples and your home’s needs. Our insulation installers offer 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.