Insulation installation is a good idea for homeowners and business owners alike in the Spring Valley, Nevada area. You may have tried to reduce your utility bill in other ways, such as investing in energy-saving appliances or unplugging appliances when not in use, yet you still continue to watch your utility bill climb…why?
The culprit may be your insulation.
It’s a fascinating subject because it’s one not many people think of, and yet many homes and businesses in the Spring Valley area either lack insulation entirely or have the bare minimum due to outdated beliefs that insulation was unimportant in warmer climates. Or, they simply have outdated insulation that is disrepair and needs to be replaced. For instance, did you know you should replace your insulation at least every 15 years, sometimes sooner?
If, after reading this, you think insulation may be to blame for your rise in energy costs, give our team at Ambient Edge a call at (888) 240-8283. We have experience working with every kind of insulation, and we will do all we can to help you save money and energy.
Types of Insulation
Sure, fiberglass insulation is perhaps the most commonly used type of insulation out there. However, there are actually plenty more where that came from, and at Ambient Edge, we’ve worked with them all.
Take a look at the kinds of insulation below and see if there are any that seem most appealing to you and your particular situation.
Blanket insulation is the most common type of insulation out there. This is the fiberglass insulation that you typically see in crawlspaces and attics. However, you don’t have to get fiberglass if you don’t want to. Now blanket insulation comes in a variety of different materials, including sheep’s wool, cotton, and certain types of minerals.
Foam Board Insulation
Foam board insulation is another kind of insulation you can use in just about any area of your home. We use foam boards in areas like exterior walls, basement walls, and attic hatches. Foam board insulation is also good for floors or ceilings.
Loose-fill insulation is made of cellulose, fiberglass, or minerals, and it is a great way to fill in those areas that a blanket or board may otherwise have difficulty reaching. With loose-fill or “blown-in” insulation, we quite literally use a vacuum-like hose to blow or pour pieces of insulation into a particular spot. This is a great way to fill in an irregularly-shaped or hard-to-reach area. It’s also a great way to insulate around a potential obstruction, like a pipe.
Spray Foam Insulation
As it sounds, spray foam insulation is like caulk – you spray it into place to form a seal that halts cold or hot air in its tracks. This is a good way to seal in small gaps or cracks around doors, windows, or vents, and you can stain or paint it to reduce the chances of it appearing unsightly. We take great care at Ambient Edge to ensure that the job we do is neat and efficient so you don’t have globs of immovable spray foam trimming the edges of your home’s interior.
Other Areas to Insulate
When you think of insulation, you tend to think of bigger areas, like your attic, basement, and crawlspace. But it’s the smaller areas that, when uninsulated, create death by a thousand cuts on your heating and air conditioning bills.
Here are some additional areas to consider when opting for an insulation installation:
You can insulate your water heater with a pre-cut jacket or blanket. This can reduce your loss of heat by 25 to 45%. And that can lead to a 4 to 9% reduction in energy costs, which translates to money back in your wallet.
Hot Water Pipes
Just like your water heater, you can also wrap your hot water pipes with insulation for two reasons: to prevent them from freezing over and to keep hot water hot without additional energy usage. Overall, you can raise your hot water temperature by up to 4 degrees. This allows you to use a lower temperature setting for your hot water in general, thereby saving you money and energy.
Insulating your heating and air conditioning vent ducts help them operate more efficiently. It also helps reduce their vibrations, which makes them quieter – something everyone can enjoy. Insulate the air ducts in your attic, crawlspace, garage, and basement, and watch your energy savings climb!
Ambient Edge: Your Experts in Insulation Installation!
Here at Ambient Edge, we know installation. We can tell you just by taking a preliminary analysis of your home or business the kind of insulation you have and the kind you need to save the most amount of energy.
If you’re interested in upgrading your insulation (or installing brand-new), give our licensed team at Ambient Edge a call today at (888) 240-8283, or drop us a line on our website!