Perhaps your utility bill has been steadily rising lately, and you cannot figure out why. You just installed a new furnace, your air conditioners are energy-efficient, and you unplug all your appliances when they’re not in use.
However, something most people don’t even consider in the Clark County area is that their insulation may be to blame for the increase in their energy costs. That’s right – many homes and businesses either lack insulation entirely, have the bare minimum, or simply have outdated insulation that is in desperate need of a replacement.
Many folks believe that once you install insulation in your home or business, you’re done. But that’s simply not true. Like everything else, insulation has an expiration date, and when it starts to wear thin, you’re going to notice.
At Ambient Edge, we have decades of experience installing insulation in companies and homes just like yours. Give us a call at (888) 240-8283 to schedule a consultation today.
Reasons Why You May Need an Insulation Installation
Insulation installation is not something you hear of every day (despite how fun it is to say). And yet every 15 years or so, the time comes to pass when you need to replace your current insulation with an upgrade. Not only are you protecting your home or business from the elements, but you’re also protecting your wallet from added costs in wasted energy.
For instance, did you know that older insulation can wear down to the point where it creates “bald spots”? These bald spots allow way more of a transfer of hot and cold air in your home or business than you need, leading to drafts and wasted money on heating and air conditioning that’s leaking outside.
Plus, as with everything else, even insulation has energy-efficient upgrades. So even if your insulation hasn’t started to wear down just yet, chances are good that if it’s over 10 years old, you may want to consider switching to more energy-efficient insulation that will save you money and energy.
Types of Insulation
There are so many different types of insulation nowadays to choose from. Here at Ambient Edge, we have experience installing all different kinds of insulation, so whatever you’re considering, let us know and we’ll be glad to provide you with more information.
Blanket insulation is the most common form of insulation types. It is mostly made of fiberglass, and it comes as a batt or roll. You can also get blanket insulation in a variety of different materials, including sheep’s wool or cotton.
Foam Board Insulation
You can use foam board insulation in just about any part of your home. This insulation is especially effective in exterior walls, interior basement walls, and more niche areas like attic hatches. They’re also fantastic at blocking out the heat.
Loose-fill insulation is great for those hard-to-reach places, where a board or blanket may not quite fit. Loose-fill insulation fills in the gaps with smaller particles to prevent even the smallest of drafts. Loose-fill insulation is also known as “blown-in insulation,” as it is quite literally blown into the open areas left bare by a blanket or board insulation.
The Bare Minimum
Many Las Vegas homeowners and business renters are shocked to discover their business has either the bare minimum in insulation or worse – none at all! That’s right – some buildings in Las Vegas still have zero insulation. Installers once believed that insulation should only be used to protect buildings from harsh winter months and that it had no real use in warmer climates like those seen in Las Vegas.
However, over the years, we’ve come to understand that insulation is just as important for keeping the hot air out as it is in the cold. This discovery has led to thousands of Las Vegas residents saving money on their energy bills.
While some buildings aren’t as barren of insulation as others in the Las Vegas area, many buildings could still use some help. For instance, many buildings have insulation in their attics and crawlspaces but lack insulation in their walls.
Insulation in the walls is just as important as attic insulation at keeping drafts out and keeping climate-controlled air in. The better your insulation, the less wear-and-tear on your HVAC system – and the lower your energy costs.
In addition to insulating larger areas like your attic and crawlspace, you should also use this opportunity to insulate those weak spots that have been problematic for a while now.
You know the ones – the drafty side door that always lets the cold air in when it’s windy. Or the windows that still let in a good deal of the cold, even when you buy the thickest curtains to block it out. Now is the time to make note of all the pipe and wire entry points that you know of, because these are all mini leaks that allow unwanted hot or cold air to get into your building.
If You’re Looking for an Insulation Installation, Look No Further than Ambient Edge!
One of our favorite things to do here at Ambient Edge is saving our customers money. And one of the easiest ways to do that is to upgrade (or install) installation. The change to your monthly energy bill may astonish you, especially if you haven’t had an upgrade recently, or you’ve never had insulation at all!
Plus, if you’re looking to sell your home in the immediate future, an insulation upgrade is a great way to build on to the purchase price! So, give Ambient Edge a call today at (888) 240-8283, and let’s start saving you money today!