Insulation is an essential part of a home's energy efficiency. It is also key to ensuring you stay comfortable throughout the year, since it helps to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Paired with air sealing, insulation can make your home more comfortable and healthy while saving you money on heating and cooling costs.
How Much Insulation Do I Need?
The amount of insulation required in your home varies, though the highest R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) insulation is recommended, especially in our volatile climate of diverse weather and temperature swings. In your attic, perhaps the important area of your home when it comes to energy efficiency, you should have insulation as close to R60 as possible. Your home's floors should have insulation between R25 to R30. Since different types of insulation have different thermal resistance properties, professionals like the experts at Energy Haus can help determine what your home will need in which areas.
Spray Foam and Cellulose Insulation Installation
At Energy Haus, we install spray foam and cellulose insulation, which both have their own unique properties:
Cellulose insulation is made of recycled newspaper that has been treated with a fire retardant. It is one of the most environmentally-friendly options available and is an effective solution often used in floors, walls and attics.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam has some of the highest R-values on the market. High-density and low-density are the two types of spray polyurethane foam insulation available. Closed cell, high-density spray foam is effective in sealing air leaks. Low-density, open cell SPF insulation isn't as durable as high-density, but it is a more cost-effective option.
A Comfortable Home Year-Round
Your Long Island home should be comfortable and energy efficient throughout the entire year. Proper insulation installation and high R-value levels will help your home stay comfortable in the summer and winter with superior temperature regulation. You will also experience decreased heating and cooling bills due to your home's energy efficiency.