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The first question that you should ask yourself is whether your house is actually insulated. Old homes, circa 1920s and up have double walling or cavity walls and large percentage of them (excluding homes that are less than 10 years old) have inadequate or no insulation at all. Here are some telltale signs that your home is poorly insulated:
As an insulator, one of the difficulties faced with various machines is the consistent flow of material. How many times, sitting in an attic, will some insulation machines produce air with no material, then to have a large wad of material shoot out the end like a canon. It is frustrating. Cool Machines provide an answer that other manufactures have not. It is called “scalping augers.” These are based on decades of engineering knowledge, experience in the field, and a deep family heritage of insulation manufacturing.
If your home is a “freezer” during the colder months and an “oven” during the hot months, then your house is not properly insulated. Older homes are often not well insulated especially those with cavity walls. More often than not, older cavity walls do not have insulation at all. Warm air seeps out from the interior through cold spots while hot air seeps in from outside through cold spots too. This has an effect on your heating and cooling bills making your home energy-inefficient.
Until a few decades back, fiberglass installation was the most popular material for blown in insulation. However, modifications and improvements on loose-fill cellulose insulators have made this material one of the most popular choices for blown-in insulation. It has forced the fiberglass industry to upgrade the R-values for blown in fiberglass. Blown in cellulose insulation is a very eco-friendly, non-toxic, efficient and very affordable thermal solution for most homes.
Cellulose insulation has been around for a long time. It is reputed to be the type of insulation used in Thomas Jefferson’s house the “Monticello”. However, a drift towards fiberglass was inevitable as cellulose insulation presented a lot of safety issues. In the 70s, cellulose insulation became a popular choice for loose-fill insulation as researches found a few positive points regarding cellulose insulation.
If there is any doubt that NOW is the time to start an insulation company, then consider this real-life scenario! Eric, a homeowner in the Denver, Colorado area recently upgraded the insulation in his home. As a homeowner, he was restricted from insulating his home. He had to hire an insulation company. Here is how he ended up paying only $70 for a $700 job!
A house needs to be properly insulated to save on energy. The walls, ceilings and roofing of a house need some form of insulation to avoid heat lost in the winter and to prevent heat from coming in the house during the hot months. For a house to be truly energy-efficient and cost-effective, it should be airtight.