With evening temperatures reaching as low as 23 degrees this week, insulation Kansas City contractors have been busy ensuring that area homes are warm and cozy this holiday season. Not only can added insulation keep cold temperatures out of the home, but it can also prevent expensive heat from seeping out.
Save Money With Insulation
Did you know that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allows for energy tax credits on energy-efficient home improvements made before the end of the year? In fact, you can get up to $500 off on your 2011 tax obligations if you call insulation experts to come over the next few weeks.
- Calling an insulation contractor is a great way to make your home more comfortable this winter. You won’t have to worry about a furnace that is constantly turning on and off, nor will you have to worry about chilly drafts entering the rooms. Your home will be a comfortable and cozy temperature, and your monthly utility bills will be much improved as well!
- You definitely need more insulation if you can see the tops of your ceiling joists in the attic. Another way to determine if you need more insulation is to calculate your current insulation’s R-value. You can take a sample to your home improvement store to find out what type it is (if you don’t already know.) Then you can use the following calculation:
R-value/inch of existing insulation (type) x total inches (depth) = total R-value.
Subtract your current R-value from R-30 to determine what you need to add.
- In Kansas City, it’s recommended that you have a minimum insulation value of R-49.
- If this all sounds like mumbo-jumbo to you, then call an insulation contractor who would be happy to determine your insulation needs.
What Type of Insulation Is Best?
All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding professionals recommend using the new Central Fiber Cellulose Insulation. Studies show that homes insulated using Cellulose use up to 38 percent less energy. Not only will you get the best possible class fire rating and an effective thermal barrier for all seasons, but you will also be choosing an insulation made from recycled newspaper and natural fibers that is more environmentally friendly and healthier for your family.