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Save Up To 50% on Your Energy Bill
The real challenge for all of us here in Austin is having to deal with a wide variety of climatic changes throughout the year. From hot to cold, humid to dry and everything in between, we see it all! This is a fact that makes it all the more important to have quality insulation in our homes. Below are a few ways insulation can make your home or business the most comfortable, protected and efficient environment possible.
A few amazing benefits insulation can offer YOU:
- Save Up to 50% on Utility Bills
- Improve Your In-Home Environment
- Reduce Allergens
- Reduce Outside Noise
- Reduce Pest Intrusion
- Great For New or Old Homes
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Whether building new or remodeling, proper insulation can help you go green. Saving energy cost is just as good for the planet as it is for your bank account. Imagine a world where every home had insulation professionally installed and was automatically saving up to 50% on energy consumption. It may not solve all our energy problems but it would be a great start.
3 Ways Synergy Insulation Saves You Money
Sealing off air leaks and increased insulation value accounts for up to 70% of energy savings. Basically, it is what keeps outside air out, and inside air in.
More efficient equipment accounts for another 20% of savings. Most heating and air conditioning units are in spaces (like attics or basements) which are usually super hot or super cold, depending on the season. The same is true of the ducting itself. By working with the best, our contractors properly insulate these areas allowing your equipment to operate more efficiently and less often.
Sealing and insulating duct-work can add an additional 10% savings. If ducting is sealed properly then your air heating/cooling equipment does not leak air or in-take air into and out of dead spaces or the open attic that is directly vented to the outside air. All of this, again, results in your equipment working more efficiently and less often thus lowers energy bills.
Insulation Keeps Saving You Money In Other Ways…
When heating/cooling equipment has to work harder to do the same amount of work, it results in more frequent repairs and overall shorter system lifespan. Insulation will actually help extend the life of your equipment, saving you money on unnecessary repairs and preventing premature replacement.
How Can Proper Insulation Help You?
Superior Air Barrier (Sealing Air leaks)
As already mentioned, 40% of energy transfer comes from inadequate air barrier (or Air Leaks). A home typically has many of these leaks and although they may be small, they really add up. Whether around electrical fixtures, windows or right in the walls, they all create air movement which transfers energy in and out of your home. Spray foam insulation it is one of the most effective ways of eliminating these air leaks all throughout your home because it squeezes into every tiny space. Basically, proper insulation is like putting your house in a Ziploc baggie!
Superior Thermal Barrier (Higher Insulation Value)
FAIR WARNING: the following paragraphs are a bit technical…
Thermal insulation is measured in terms of R-value. The higher the R-value, the better the product is at creating a thermal barrier. Closed-Cell spray foam has the highest Standard R-Value at 7 per inch of thickness. Open-Cell insulation and fiberglass have similar Standard R-Values around 3.0-3.5. per inch of thickness.
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Here is some more technical information to satisfy the engineer in you…
What is the difference between “Effective R-Value and Standard R-Value”?
In Short: The Standardized R-Value system was developed back in the 1930s and only measures conduction heat transfer. That means it measures the transfer of direct heat from one side of the insulation to the other side in a laboratory environment with no air movement. Effective R-Vale is a modern way of measuring heat transfer from one side of insulation to the other with all 3 types of heat transfer. 1) Radiation 2) Convection “air movement” 3) Conduction. Basically, it measures total heat transfer in real-world conditions.
HVAC Equipment & Ducting Efficiency
Which kind of Insulation Costs More?
The upfront cost of spray foam is about 20% higher than regular fiberglass insulation on average. Initial startup of traditional insulation can also vary in cost. However, the benefits far outweigh the long-term monthly savings generated by insulation as well as the savings garnered from extending the life of your equipment.
How Does the Life Expectancy of Spray Foam Compare to Fiberglass Insulation?
Over time, standard fiberglass insulation will lose almost 90% of its insulating value as a result of “settling”. However, spray foam and other types of traditional insulation have serious longevity. Properly installed insulation has the distinct advantage in this regard since it is placed into, around and in-between even the tiniest, hardest to reach corners of your house. In the case of spray foam, it then expands up to 1,000 times its application thickness to create a thick permanent thermal barrier.
Does Insulation Have Any Other Benefits?
Improves Overall In-home Environment
Who wouldn’t want their home to be less permeable to outside allergens, pollutants and pests? Because of our product’s tremendous sealing ability, allergens, pollution, rodents, bugs and even sound waves have a much harder time getting into your home. Thus creating a healthier, quieter, happier home environment!