Attic insulation reduces heat transfer through your home’s ceiling to outside, but you need to also control air leakage to prevent home heat loss effectively. Like all insulation, attic insulation helps keep your Columbus home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, providing greater comfort year-round.
Adding Insulation to Your Attic Can Be Very Cost-Effective
Attics are often the easiest place to insulate because most attics provide easy access for the installation of additional insulation. Ready access and lower installation cost often make this a very cost-effective measure. In Ohio, attics should be insulated to R-49 or greater, about 18 inches of fiberglass or cellulose.
In addition, attics must be air sealed before installing insulation in the attic to help reduce air infiltration through cracks, gaps and holes and to assure the insulation will provide the maximum benefits.
Greene Solutions’ team of experts will work with you to develop the best package to improve your comfort and energy efficiency. We are proud to offer comprehensive spray foam, fiberglass, crawlspace insulation, wall insulation and insulation removal services. We typically use Owens Corning insulation for its superior performance and efficiency, and will work with you to come up with the best solution for your home.
A Well-Insulated & Air Sealed Attic Results in the Best Home Energy Savings
Air leakage is caused by large (but often unseen) holes in the attic and basement or crawlspace, floor and ceiling joints, electrical and plumbing penetrations, and even small cracks and gaps around windows and doors. While any one of these gaps may appear minor, collectively, they can have the same effect as leaving a window wide open year-round.
Excessive Air Infiltration Can Benefit From Professional Air Sealing Services
Air infiltration can cause water vapor to condense inside walls and attics, making insulation wet and ineffective, and eventually leading to mildew and structural damage. While it is possible to make a home too airtight, over 90% of homes are too drafty. At Greene Solutions, we use specialized air sealing products, including caulks, foams, weatherstripping, gaskets, and door sweeps, to ensure that air leakage is minimized in your house.
A combustion appliance test must be performed in homes with large gas appliances (furnaces, water heaters or stoves). A combustion test ensures there is adequate air being delivered to prevent the appliance exhaust from being pulled back into the home. Greene Solutions offers combustion testing as part of our energy assessment service in Columbus and vicinity.