Save Money by Increasing Attic Insulation in Charleston 

Having the right amount of insulation in your attic can make your Charleston home more pleasant throughout the year. Higher energy efficiency could also help you save money on heating and cooling costs.

Do you have the proper amount of insulation? Probably not. A recent study by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association determined 90 percent of homes in the U.S. don’t have enough insulation. If every home in the country was suitably insulated to current building code, the Boston University School of Public Health found it would slash 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 assess existing insulation to learn if you have a sufficient amount in your attic. If it’s less than 7” deep, your home is lacks enough insulation. In Charleston, 16-18” deep is recommended.

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

Strengthening your insulation levels could positively affect your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can provide a vapor barrier against humidity, stop air leaks and may restrict 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 uses liquids that turn into a foam on contact. Closed- or open-cell applications can be used in attics.

Closed-cell foam provides the most insulation. It also offers an extensive barrier against air, vapor and water.

Open-cell foam spreads when applied, stopping cracks and other hard-to-reach spaces. It’s best for blocking air but isn’t fully waterproof.

Both types of spray foam insulation may even help absorb 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 rated for its resistance to heat flow. This is also called the R-value. Different levels are recommended based on where you live.

Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine what variety of insulation is best for the climate in Charleston and your home’s needs. Our insulation installers provide a full range of outstanding insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.

Get started by scheduling a home comfort consultation and free estimate today.

**Savings may vary.