Need for Proper Insulation
Did you know that 40 percent of a home’s conditioned air escapes through the attic? By sealing air leaks and adding attic insulation, you can reduced your energy bills by at least 20-40 percent. If your home is older than 10 years, there’s a high probability that it has inadequate insulation.
The most important thing to be aware of with insulation is the R-Value or the insulation factor. R-value is a measure of thermal resistance. The higher the number, the better the building’s insulation effectiveness.
Building codes in the Chicago area generally require attics to have an R-Value of 38, or the equivalent of approximately 12″ of fiberglass insulation. If your home has less than 12″, you are wasting a good portion of your energy consumption. At Early Times, we offer R-49 as a standard on 16.5″ insulation. R-49 is the recommended level by Energy Star Gas for the Chicago area.
Advantages of Upgrading Your Insulation:
- Reduces energy consumption
- Extends life of roof
- Increases life of heating and air conditioning equipment
- Improves acoustics
- Government tax incentives
- Material does not decay or absorb moisture
Get blown-in attic insulation and start saving on energy in your Chicagoland home today. Call Early Times Home Solutions.