Do you want your home to be Energy Efficient, Comfortable and Healthy?
As energy prices dramatically climb, creating an energy efficient, comfortable and healthy home for our customers continues to be a priority. You may ask yourself how to best address these constitutive concerns. Advanced Insulation Technology is here to help you build homes that address all of these concerns.
High Energy Bills?
One reason for high-energy bills is an increase in the price of electricity or heating fuel. However, it is common to trace high-energy bills to an in-efficient component (windows, heating and cooling equipment, ducts insulation) of your home or a failure of one of these components to perform as intended. It is not always easy to pinpoint the problem, but fixing it can make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable.
A Leaky Story
You might think that increasing insulation R-Value provides a proportionate increase in its ability to control energy loss. In reality, an R-8 insulation already controls 90% of potential energy loss through a material (Source: Fourier’s Law of Thermodynamics). Upgrading from R-8 insulation to R-32 insulation, for example, would reduce conductive heat flow by only another seven percent (assuming no air can move through the insulation).
The real problem is heat loss through convection (or air leakage), which accounts for as much as 40 percent of the total energy lost by your home (Source: U.S. Department of Energy). And even the best conventional insulation on the market won’t control air leakage - regardless of R-Value.
So ask your contractor or builder about the insulation going into your home or business:
- How well does the insulation control air leakage that can account for up to 40% of a home’s energy loss? (spray foam insulation is particularly effective at creating a continuous air barrier)
How quickly will the insulation pay for itself? (are the monthly energy savings greater than the monthly cost of financing the insulation purchase?)
How well does the insulation reduce air leakage in hard-to-insulate areas such as rim joists, cathedral ceilings, crawlspaces, garages, etc?
Can the insulation help reduce heating and cooling loads (and costs) while removing the need for larger/costlier mechanical equipment?