Don’t Lose Your Cool (or Heat): A Helpful Guide on Where to Add Insulation in Your Home

May 8, 2019 12:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the most effective ways to eliminate home air leakage and lower energy costs is by investing in insulation. By installing installation into all your homes nooks and crannies—from the roof to the foundation—the furnace won’t have to work as hard in the winter and the air conditioning won’t have to work as hard in the summer.

This initial outlay is worth it due to the month after month savings on energy costs. But where exactly in the home should you add blown insulation in North Dakota? Here’s a helpful guide on all the parts of the home where blown-in insulation can work well.

  • Attics: In unfinished spaces, add insulation between (as well as under) the floor joists. This will seal off the rest of the home below. If the attic is finished, adding insulation between the studs as well as in the rafters will help as well. Typically, loose-fill or batt insulation is used for attic spaces. Loose-fill is the less expensive of the two. The thickness and amount of insulation will depend on the space.
  • Exterior walls: Walls such as those separating living spaces from unheated garages or storage areas should be insulated. Foundation walls that are above ground level should be insulated, as well as foundation walls in heated basements. If you’ve done everything you can with attic insulation and the home still seems drafty, then the likely culprit is exterior walls. Blown-in insulation added with a dense pack technique will provide the sealing necessary. By extending insulation into crawl spaces and joist spaces, you can reduce air flowing into the home, controlling HVAC costs better.
  • Duct insulation: If your air ducts are not in a conditioned part of the home, then it may be a wise move to insulate them. For new homes, you may want to place ducts in conditioned spaces to prevent energy loss. Typically, your ducting doesn’t need a lot of insulation and most modern building codes will have ductwork placed for maximum efficiency.
  • Cathedral ceilings: While cathedral ceilings are a nice aesthetic touch, they can demand extra energy usage. Properly insulating and ventilating these spaces is essential. Depending on the home’s design, an unvented cathedral ceiling may be an option, which allows for installation of additional insulation. Foil-faced batt insulation is a common choice for cathedral ceilings because it meets permeability standards.

Are you ready to reduce energy costs while staying comfortable in your home all year round? Blown insulation in North Dakota is the solution for you and your family. Interstate Spray Foam Insulation offers expert workmanship and personalized service. Our team of expert technicians will get your job done right, the first time. That’s because we put a priority on delivering exceptional customer service!

Since 2007, Interstate Spray Foam Insulation has offered reasonable prices while executing reliable work. The owner supervises all projects to assure quality. Contact us today for all your spray foam insulation, retrofoam injected foam and attic insulation needs.

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