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Where You Insulate Determines Which Insulation Would Work Best

Where You Insulate Determines Which Insulation Would Work BestAre you concerned about how much you’ll have to spend on heating this winter? Are you looking for an affordable way to insulate your home against the sometimes harsh San Joaquin winters? With so many insulation products from which to choose, it’s difficult to know which one is best for your situation.

The type of insulation product you should choose depends on where you intend to use the insulation. Below are a few products that are particularly well-suited to the weather in the Fresno area:

  • Rolled Insulation – This type of insulation, made from fiberglass, mineral wool or natural fibers, is a good way to insulate walls, floors and ceilings in newly constructed areas. The rolls are sized to fit snugly between standard studs and joists.
  • Loose-Fill – Made of mineral wool, cellulose or fiberglass, this product is designed to insulate existing, finished walls and hard-to-reach areas. Loose-fill is blown into place using special equipment.
  • Rigid Fibrous or Foam Insulation – If you want to insulate your duct work, this is the product for you. Made of either fiberglass or mineral wool, this type of insulation is custom-made by a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor to fit inside your existing heating ducts.
  • Sprayed Foam – Ideal for small spaces, this insulation material in an aerosol can is easy to install and seals areas such as the gaps around outlets, pipes, doors and windows.

If you need help deciding which insulation product is right for your home and family, turn to a good HVAC contractor such as Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning in Fresno. We can show you the benefits of different types of insulation, so that you stay warm this winter and cool next summer.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about insulation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Donald P Dick Air Conditioning services the greater Fresno area in California. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!     

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