Start Saving Energy and Money with Cellulose Attic Insulation
The U.S. Department of Energy found that over 45 million homes in the United States are UNDER-insulated. Is your home one of them? In fact, if your home was built before 1980 there is an 80% chance that it is not insulated to government standards. You lose 40% of your home’s energy through your ceiling due to conduction, convection and radiation. In the summer, sun radiates heat to your roof. Your roof radiates heat to your ceiling. The heat is conducted through your ceiling and radiates into your home. In the winter, convection causes warm air to rise. Heat is conducted from the warm air to your ceiling. Heat is conducted through your ceiling to the attic.Convection causes warm air to rise and the heat is lost. When you install attic insulation in your home can help you save money on energy bills, make your home safer and healthier for your family – all while you help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.
Cellulose vs. Fiberglass
Which is the Better Choice? In numerous national studies cellulose insulation proved superior to traditional fiberglass insulation in all categories – seasonal performance, air infiltration, R-value and energy savings.
Fire Safety and Health Concerns Unlike traditional fiberglass insulation, cellulose Insulation helps keep your home safer and healthier. Cellulose insulation when exposed to a direct flame chars but does not ignite –making it up to 50% more fire-resistant than fiberglass. Cellulose insulation also does not have the dangerous volatile organic compounds that fiberglass is believed to contain.
The Greener Choice Greenfiber Insulation is a premium cellulose attic insulation product that is made from up to 85% recycled materials. This environmentally-sound attic insulation product also uses one-fifth the energy required to make fiberglass and generates one-fifth the carbon dioxide, which reduces your carbon footprint.
Reinforcing Existing Fiberglass with Cellulose You can install attic insulation in newly constructed homes as well as existing structures that have inadequate levels of insulation. Greenfiber Insulation offers an excellent retrofit option for existing homes. Adding a layer of Greenfiber Insulation to homes with existing fiberglass insulation has been shown to not only add conductive efficiency, or R-value, to the home, but it also restores the R-value fiberglass loses in extremely cold or hot weather.
Do You Like Saving Money? How much do you spend on energy bills annually? $3,000? If so, insulation contractors such as DeRusha insulation can save you approximately 25% on energy costs! Over a ten year period that adds up to almost $10,000! Over fifteen year period your savings could add up to almost $20,000!