Proper attic insulation can save on your home’s heating and cooling bills. With energy costs continuing to skyrocket, it simply makes sense to call Tradewinds Heating & Air Conditioning to learn how you can benefit from adding attic insulation to your home. An experienced insulation installation contractor, Tradewinds Heating & Air Conditioning serves residential customers in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Many older homes do not have the proper amount of attic insulation. Even homes five to 10 years old can benefit from adding or replacing attic insulation because the existing insulation may have become wet, settled or damaged by rodents. To determine if you would benefit from additional insulation in your attic, measure the depth of the insulation with a tape measure in at least 10 places in your attic. Average the numbers together to determine the average thickness. If the average number is less than 16 inches, you need more insulation
The effectiveness of insulation is measured by its R-value, which is the resistance to heat flow. The higher the R value, the more effective the insulation is. For Illinois, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends R60, which is about 20 inches of insulation. We use Owens Corning AttiCat blown-in fiberglass in our insulation installations. Blown-in insulation is more energy efficient because it can be easily directed into small spaces, creating a tighter fit. Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.
Attic Insulation Installation
Our attic insulation experts can help you with insulation installation in new-home construction or with attic insulation in an existing home. They will begin by conducting an energy assessment to identify air leaks that may be present in your attic. They will calculate the R value of your existing attic insulation, inspect its condition and then determine whether it needs replaced or simply added to.
With each insulation installation, our professional technicians will ensure fire-safety requirements are met around chimneys, flues and exhaust fans and that the insulation does not block soffit vents and impede attic ventilation. They will maintain a tidy work area and give you the courteous, individualized attention you deserve.
*Nicor Services and Nicor Home Services are affiliates of Nicor Gas and are not regulated by the Illinois Commerce Commission. Customers are not required to buy products or services from either Nicor Services or Nicor Home Services in order to receive the same quality service from the gas utility.