With recent increases in cost of heating and cooling homes, many people are asking how they can save on their energy bills. If your home was built before 2000, you can almost be certain it is under insulated.
WHAT IS ATTIC BLOWN-IN INSULATION?
Attic Blown-In insulation is becoming more popular every year. It has many advantages over the traditional fiberglass batts, and is quick and easy to install in most homes. It is great for old houses because it can actually be blown into the attics and walls without a lot of trouble.
FIBERGLASS AND CELLULOSE BLOWN-IN INSULATION
We use two different types of blown-in insulation: fiberglass and cellulose. The fiberglass based blown-in insulation is made from molten glass that is spun into fibers. Most manufacturers use 20%–30% recycled glass content.
Cellulose blown-in insulation is composed of up to 85% recycled newsprint. The remaining content is most commonly a mixture of ammonium sulfate and borate that functions as a fire retardant. These chemicals also deter insects, rodents, and mold. Because Blown-in insulation is loose material, it can take any shape and is much easier to fit into oddly shaped spaces such as vaulted ceilings.
GUARANTEED BAG COUNT
All loose filled insulation settles after installation — by Federal law and industry standards, blown-in fiberglass and cellulose is specified and sold at installed and settled density. The bag count and weight of material on the product coverage chart provides specific information on the amount of material that must be installed in order to produce the specified R-Value. insulUSA guarantees the correct bag count by providing UPC codes for the appropriate number of bags installed.
REDUCED UTILITY COSTS & TAX REBATES
With the recent energy tax credits offered by the federal government and rebates from the utility companies, there is no better time to boost your insulation and start saving on your monthly bills!
Find out what rebates are available in your area at — www.dsireusa.org