Learn why it's important to air seal and insulate the attic for a comfortable home year-round.
High utility bills and rooms that are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter are just a few signs that your attic may not be properly insulated. Upgrading attic insulation is a simple, cost-effective way to improve comfort. Having adequate attic insulation can also cut heating and cooling costs by as much as 40 percent.
When you contact Home Environment Solutions for an insulation estimate, we will inspect insulation levels and determine the best insulation solution based on your home's design and your specific needs. We have the experience and tools to install many different insulation materials, including spray foam, blown-in, cellulose, and more.
Owner Carol D of Brackenridge, PA was looking for a solution to reduce the road noise from the high traffic street in front of her home. Carol was also concerned about losing storage space in her knee wall attic.
Mark O. proposed insulating the attic with sound reducing TruSoft cellulose insulation and insulating the knee wall with Cotton Armor insulation batts.
Foreman Mike Y. and his team Craig C. and Zach T. air sealed and insulated the attic to R60. In the knee wall attic the team removed the 60 year old paper insulation and replaced it with Cotton Armor insulation held in place with insulweb.
The owner said she can’t believe what a difference it’s made both with the comfort of the bedroom and the sound.
High energy bills and a need for clean storage lead this Bethel Park, PA customer to Home Environment Solutions. After doing a free full home energy audit, HES discovered insufficient and deteriorating fiberglass insulation in the attic. This is no surprise, the North American Insulation Manufacturer Association (NAIMA) says that 90% of all single family homes are under insulated.
HES cleaned out the old deteriorating insulation, air sealed, and insulated using Tru-Soft Cellulose Insulation. Particle board was used to dam the insulation and create clean storage for this customer.
Not only can the customer store all of their belongings safely, but they will be saving on their energy bills, too!
This Pittsburgh, PA home owner had a dust problem in her home along with cold rooms and high energy bills. Insufficient insulation allows dust to seep into your home from many different places. Home Environment Solutions removed all of this home owners old dirty insulation and air sealed all there air penetration points. Air sealing is as important as the insulation itself. This is what separates Home Environment Solutions from its competitors. Are competitors blow on top of old insulation. After the air sealing was completed we blew 17" of Tru-Soft Cellulose insulation into this home owners attic.
No more dust problems, no more cold rooms, and no more high energy bills. Home Environment Solutions Creating Healthy, Comfortable, Efficient Homes!
Out with the old and in with the new! Our production team removed the old fiberglass insulation and air sealed the Washington PA attic. Air sealing is as important as the insulation. Last they blew in 17" of TrueSoft Cellulose insulation.
Owner Amy H was in the process of purchasing a new home. During a routine home inspection mold was discovered in the attic.
Certified mold inspector and remediator and Certified Comfort and Energy Specialist Mark O evaluated the home. Mark determined the mold was caused by a common problem, poor insulation and lack of proper ventilation. Mark designed a mold remediation protocol which included removal of the mold, properly ventilating the attic, and then properly air sealing and insulating the attic.
Foreman Dave P. and the certified mold removal team properly removed all of the microbial growth in the attic leaving a healthy environment.
Foreman Mike Y. and his team air sealed the attic and properly insulated with cellulose insulation to an average of R60 for optimum results. The HVAC ducts located in the attic were spray foamed to air seal and insulate.
The owners were ecstatic with the results! They reported back that in August the home was the same temperature throughout and the cooling bill was half the cost of the home they just moved from that was significantly smaller.
Sealing air leaks and adding insulation can help:
The attic is typically the biggest source of energy loss in a home. Installing the right amount of insulation and sealing air leaks can make a big difference in your energy bills and comfort.
Insulation levels and thermal performance are measured by R-Value. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation's ability to resist heat flow.
Many homes have as little as 9 in. of attic insulation in regions where the U.S. Department of Energy recommends 16 in. It is recommended that most homes in West Virginia & Pennsylvania have between R-49 and R-60 of attic insulation, depending on the insulation material.
Air sealing is a critical step when insulating an attic because sealing air leaks stops conditioned interior air from leaking into the attic. Air sealing can prevent attic mold and significantly reduce heating and cooling bills. Home Environment Solutions uses a variety of materials and techniques to stop this energy-wasting air leakage.
Be sure to check out our specialized SuperAttic™ System for continuous & airtight coverage.
Contact us today to schedule your home energy audit to identify where your home is in need of insulation and air sealing. Our audit also diagnoses the other energy issues in your home-- which may be the larger factors in your home's high utility bills and discomfort.
Home Environment Solutions' technicians have the knowledge to install a variety of insulation materials, including cellulose and blown-in.
Call 1-844-385-7874 or contact us online to schedule a home energy assessment or an estimate for home insulation in Pittsburgh, Washington, Weirton, and in and around Bethel Park, Wheeling, Steubenville, McKeesport, Cecil, Canonsburg, West Mifflin, and South Park Township.