If you’re new to the HVAC world, you might wonder what exactly insulation is and what is so essential about it that you should even know what it does?! Insulation provides a barrier and reduces the exchange of heat within our home barriers, such as attic spaces, walls and duct work. If your home is well insulated less warm and cool air escapes when you’re heating your home in the winter or cooling it in the summer. Blown-In Insulation is form of insulating through spray, providing advantages that can end up saving you a considerable amount of money through reducing energy consumption when heating and cooling your residence.
Blown-In insulation is an airtight insulation, far superior than standard insulation, because the composition of the blown material is smaller allowing it to spread into areas that are tight or otherwise unreachable with a standard rolled batting material. This includes areas around beams and pipes that many of us otherwise do not consider insulating. Additionally the material is moisture resistant effectively resisting odor, rot and mold.
There are two main types of insulation used today. Fiberglass can come in both rolled batting and blown forms, while cellulose comes in blown form only. Fiberglass is made up of recycled glass and sand, both renewable and abundant resources, making it an eco-friendly solution for the home and environment. It is also one of the most thoroughly tested insulation products on the market today. Cellulose is made from recycled, environmentally safe materials as well, but has been through very little health and safety testing. Blown in cellulose can settle up to 20%, losing R-value over time, while fiberglass insulation has very little to no settling.
We utilize AttiCat® Expanding Blown-In Insulation System for all of our blown-in insulation jobs. The AttiCat® Expanding Blown-In PINK Fiberglas™ Insulation by breaking it up and fluffing it, adding millions of the tiny air pockets that give the material its insulating power. The insulation is conditioned further throughout the length of the hose, and as it bounces its way up to your attic, more and more air pockets are added, increasing its insulating power even more. And since Fiberglas™ insulation will not settle, it will keep its energy-saving R-value over time.