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Insulation: Evaluate/Fix/Install

October 27, 2018 at 8:04 am / by

Energy Upgrade California explains that insulation provides resistance to heat flow, and the more heat flow resistance your insulation provides, the lower your heating and cooling costs. An insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or R-value: the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. The R-value depends on the type of insulation, its thickness and its density.

As home energy upgrade evaluators and building science specialists, Beckner Energy Upgraders assesses and installs the appropriate insulation wherever it’s needed, or replaces insulation if below these “R” values: R-30 for ceilings; R-11 for walls; and R-19 for floors.

Why do it? Because insulation acts as a barrier to heat loss and heat gain, particularly in roofs, ceilings, walls, and floors. In addition to air sealing, insulation is one of the most practical and cost-effective ways to make your home more energy efficient, keeping it cooler in summer and warmer in winter, and saving over 60% in heating and cooling losses.

READY TO REMODEL?  This is the perfect time to upgrade your insulation and home energy system, especially when walls and ceilings are opened up!