Save Money by Increasing Attic Insulation in Edmonton
Having the proper amount of insulation in your attic can make your Edmonton home more comfortable all year long. Increased energy efficiency could also help you save money on utility costs.
Does My Home Have Enough Insulation?
You can measure existing insulation to determine if you have a sufficient amount in your attic. If it’s lower than 7” deep, your home is underinsulated. In Edmonton, 16-18” deep is recommended.
Additionally, if your home is more than 10 years old, you’ll likely need increased insulation.
Building up your insulation levels could positively change your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can be 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 varieties of attic insulation—spray foam, loose fill and batt.
Spray foam insulation combines liquids that turn into a foam on contact. Closed- or open-cell applications can be used in attics.
Closed-cell foam supplies the most insulation. It also offers an extensive barrier against air, vapor and water.
Open-cell foam spreads when applied, stopping cracks and other hard-to-reach spaces. It’s best for blocking air but isn’t fully 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 include fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.
Insulation is ranked for its resistance to heat flow. This is also called the R-value. Particular levels are recommended based on where you live.
McKinley Heating Service Experts can help you identify what kind of insulation is best for the climate in Edmonton and your home’s needs. Our insulation installers deliver a full range of excellent insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.
Get started by requesting a home comfort consultation and free estimate today.