Trusted Attic and Home Insulation in New Haven, CT
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Homes often leak energy through attics that are ineffectively insulated which can cause homeowners to pay more than they need to for their energy bills. Attics take in heat that rises from the rest of the house if they are poorly insulated, causing the rest of your home to be uncomfortably too hot or too cold. This can be remedied by installing our SuperAttic system which is proven to eliminate air leaks through the attic.
Rigid insulation, like SilverGlo, is used more commonly in insulating crawl spaces and basements because you can easily cut it to fit a shape. The downside to it is that it does not account for small cracks and it takes longer to install.
Expert Home and Crawl Space Installation
If your home isn't air sealed, then its almost the same as keeping a window open in the winter, letting all the heat escape. What frequently happens in homes is what is called the "stack effect" what happens with this is warm air leaks up through the floors into the attic and is then released outside. Then more air from the basement and crawl spaces is allowed up through the house, making your home uncomfortably cold. Our trained technicians are skilled at pinpointing which areas of your home are the major culprits of air leaks and fixing them so that your home can be more energy-efficient.
Crawl spaces are one of the other areas where energy is leaked, due in part to their general location in the home. When a crawl space is inadequately insulated, it lets bad air into the home.
Signs of crawl space insulation problems
- The floor above the crawl space is unpleasantly cold in the wintertime
- During cold weather, the furnace must work hard to keep rooms directly above the crawl space comfortable
- Evidence of mice or other pests in fiberglass insulation between joists
- Fiberglass batt insulation has fallen out of place from between floor joists
- Moldy odor or mold is visible on framing
- The crawl space is damp all the time
New Haven, CT Ice Damming and Window Insulation
One of the major problems with homes that have insufficient insulation in their attic is that when the heat escapes in the winter time, it melts the snow on the roof. The melted snow then freezes again in the gutter and over time, the buildup causes water to get dammed up and then leak back through the shingles of the roof. The best way to prevent ice damming is to insulate the attic so that heat cannot escape through the roof in the first place, eliminating the problem.
Windows are one of the places that many people do think of as a risk factor for air leakage in the home. Cracks and gaps around windows and doors can be as detrimental an air leakage as leaving a window completely open. The way to remedy this issue is to replace old windows with insulated ones, more well-fitted to the space the windows occupy so that air cannot get through cracks and cause you to unnecessarily pay high energy bills.
Dr. Energy Saver Of Connecticut has the tools and the professional expertise to get your job done. Our team of friendly, knowledgeable staff use only high quality materials and methods that are proven to make your home more energy-efficient and save you money. Call us today for a free estimate!
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