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Fresno, CA Insulation Services by Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning
When it comes to home insulation, there are telltale signs of existing poor insulation that homeowners can’t ignore: significant drafts throughout the home, excessively high energy bills and fog or condensation on the inside of the windows. Many people associate insulation only with cold weather, but the truth is that having adequate insulation throughout your home is necessary to ensure year-round comfort and energy efficiency. The reason insulation is so often thought of in conjunction with cold weather is that it helps keep warm air inside your home – but this isn’t the overall function of insulation. What insulation does is slow the transfer of heat, which is why having the right amount of insulation in your home is just as important for cooling as it is for heating.
For instance, during the summer, the heat from the outdoors will try to move into the cooler areas of your living spaces – and it will, if your home isn’t adequately insulated. In the winter months, your indoor heat will try to move toward the cooler air outside, but the barrier formed by your home’s insulation prevents this from happening. One of the biggest reasons homes suffer from inadequate insulation is poor initial installation. Understanding the types of insulation are available to homeowners, and knowing how to combine these types to maximize the level of insulation for your home, is knowledge and expertise you can count on from every Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning insulation expert. If you have concerns about your existing insulation, or have a new home that requires insulation installation, call us today and schedule an appointment with one of our professionals!
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning provides insulation services in Fresno, CA and the surrounding areas.
Types of Insulation from Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning
The word "insulation" conjures up the image of yellow or pink fluffy stuff that looks like cotton candy. This type of insulation is known as batt or roll insulation, and it has been around for ages and still continues to be one of the most popular insulation choices among homeowners. However, technology and advancements have brought a couple of other insulation products to the market worth considering.
Blow–in insulation is comprised of small pieces of recycled materials that are blown into your home through a small cavity drilled into an outside wall. This type of insulation is great for retro–fitting older homes and insulating hard–to–reach nooks and crannies. Hiring a professional is key to correct installation of blown–in insulation as handling the equipment takes training and expertise.
Spray foam is an adhesive that forms an air–tight seal with whatever it comes into contact with. It’s important to always hire a certified expert when using spray foam as the adhesive expands up to 100 times its size when it hits the air, making it potentially unmanageable for those who don’t know how to handle it.
Just as insulation in your walls, ceilings, attic space and floors helps slow the transfer of heat, so, too, does insulation around your ductwork. However, duct insulation is focused on helping to keep the air inside your ductwork and maintaining the temperature of that air. Ideally, all ductwork would be insulated, but we don’t live in an ideal world, so if your ductwork is currently not insulated, call the experts who can help: Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning.