Attic insulation is often the first location southern New Hampshire homeowners address when upgrading or replacing old insulation. Attic spaces are generally easy to access and insulate. When combined with air sealing, attic insulation offers a great investment toward saving energy and money. For the best insulation for your attic, the insulation experts at A+ Energy Services prefer blown-in cellulose.
What is Cellulose Insulation?
Cellulose insulation is an environmentally friendly option for many homes in southern New Hampshire, including Keene, Nashua, Concord, and Manchester. Cellulose is a plant-based product. It’s manufactured using recycled paper, often the newspapers you toss in the recycle bin. Cellulose insulation is treated during manufacturing to be mold and fire resistant. Cellulose is applied two ways: loose pack and dense pack, depending on the location. In attic spaces, cellulose is blown in as loose pack fibers.
Benefits of Blown-in Cellulose insulation
Cellulose insulation has many benefits when compared to other insulation options:
Environmentally friendly, made from recycled materials
No fumes or smells
Higher R-value per inch than loose pack fiberglass
Settles easily to create a continuous insulating barrier
Resists air convection
Relatively inexpensive insulating option
Provides excellent soundproofing
For the insulation pros at A+ Energy Services, these benefits add up to an excellent solution for our customers.
Start with a Home Energy Audit!
A home energy audit by A+ Energy Services home performance experts can pinpoint where your southern NH home needs efficiency upgrades. Our winters are cold and summers warm and humid, so it makes sense to ensure your insulation is doing its job, year round. Our free energy audit — a $249 value — can put you on a path for energy savings. We’ll perform inspections of your entire home, from attic to basement and check your home’s energy efficiency and safety. Plus, you may qualify for up to $4,000 in rebates from “NHSaves” for efficiency improvements. Improving your home’s attic insulation may cost less than you think!
Air Sealing is Important to Attic Insulation Performance
During an energy audit, our infrared imagery can spot places where your insulation isn’t doing the job and where outside air is leaking in. Those leaks around attic insulation create air convection, which diminishes the performance of your attic insulation. Just insulating an attic alone without intensive air-sealing is like buying the best coat money can buy but it is 10 sizes too big. To maximize the return on your new attic insulation, it’s important to include air sealing to close up the gaps and cracks that allow outside air and create air convection that can undercut your insulation R-Value.
How is Cellulose Attic Insulation Installed?
First the insulation team from A+ Energy Services will air seal the gaps in your attic floor with spray foam applied manually. We target leaks identified by the energy audit, including places where wiring or pipes penetrate, ceiling light fixtures, and around duct vents, wall to ceiling transitions, chase-ways and interior and exterior wall top plates. Once the air sealing is completed, our specialized equipment makes quick work of blowing in the cellulose fibers. We spread the cellulose insulation evenly across the attic to the depth required to meet the R-50 level as required for our area.
Count on the Experienced Attic Insulation Pros at A+ Energy Services
With over 20 years experience improving energy efficiency and comfort in Southern NH, A+ Energy Services has the capabilities to meet and exceed your high expectations. Our home energy efficiency retrofits can save customers an average of 45% on energy costs and pay back on the investment in just a few years. Contact us today to learn how much money you can save while improving your home’s comfort.