Save Money by Increasing Attic Insulation in Memphis 

Having the correct amount of insulation in your attic can make your Memphis home more pleasant all year long. Higher energy efficiency could also help you save money on utility bills.

Do you have the right amount of insulation? Probably not. A recent study by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association found 90 percent of homes in the U.S. don’t have enough insulation. If every home in the country was properly insulated to current building code, the Boston University School of Public Health found it would reduce electric consumption by 37 billion kilowatts. That’s enough electricity to power 3.4 million American homes each year!

Does My Home Have Enough Insulation?

You can check existing insulation to learn if you have an adequate amount in your attic. If it’s lower than 7” deep, your home is lacks enough insulation. In Memphis, 16-18” deep is recommended.

Additionally, if your home is more than 10 years old, you’ll likely need more insulation.

Enhancing your insulation levels could positively impact your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can provide a vapor barrier against humidity, stop air leaks and may lessen wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Types of Attic Insulation

There are three types of attic insulation—spray foam, loose fill and batt.

Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation combines liquids that expand into a foam on contact. Closed- or open-cell applications can be used in attics.

Closed-cell foam gives the most insulation. It also offers a comprehensive barrier against air, vapor and water.

Open-cell foam expands when applied, plugging cracks and other spaces that are hard to get to. It’s best for blocking air but isn’t completely waterproof.

Both types of spray foam insulation may even help dampen noise.

Loose Fill and Batt Insulation

Loose fill insulation is blown in with special machinery, while batt insulation is rolls that can be cut to fit. Insulating material can include fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.

Insulation is ranked for its resistance to heat flow. This is also referred to as the R-value. Particular levels are recommended based on where you live.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you identify what type of insulation is best for the climate in Memphis and your home’s needs. Our insulation installers deliver a full range of quality insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.

Get started by asking us for a home comfort consultation and free estimate today.

**Savings may vary.