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February 19, 2014
Northeast winters are not easy, especially on our wallets. Heating costs certainly add up, but the good news is, there is something you can do about it! One of the easiest and most cost effective way is to insulate your home, especially your attic. On a daily basis, our pest management professionals are inspecting customer’s attics for pest evidence and activity and often find homes are under insulated.
The T.A.P. Insulation, estimated that 65% of U.S. homes are under-insulated, and most homes over 10 years old have a third of the recommended amount of insulation.
Does my attic have enough insulation?
Insulation performance is measured by R-value — its ability to resist heat flow. Higher R-values mean more insulating power. Different R-values are recommended for walls, attics, basements and crawlspaces, depending on your area of the country. The higher the R-value the greater the insulation and the more effective it will be to keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. The Energy Star Website recommends an R-Value for the Albany NY area with R-49.
What are the benefits of properly insulating my home?
With a properly T.A.P. insulated home you should expect:
- T.A.P. saves money! When added to existing insulation or installed on its own, TAP helps keep comfortable air in the living area of your home. This reduces the required energy needed to heat or cool your home and, in turn, reduces your heating and cooling bills.
- T.A.P. reduces noise! TAP reduces unwelcome noise from outside and helps create a peaceful environment inside the home. Insulated interior walls reduce annoying noises (such as toilets flushing and appliances running) inside a house.
- T.A.P. controls pests! In addition to conserving energy and reducing unwanted sound, TAP also responsibly eliminates many common household pests. Infused with borates, T.A.P. is deadly to insects, but low toxic to mammals and minimal risk to people and pets.
- T.A.P. is Green! Cellulose insulation takes less energy to make than other insulation products, is made from 80%+ recycled paper, reduces a home’s carbon footprint by saving energy, and provides no post-installation waste. TAP is the only product labeled by EPA to control insects that also bears an Energy Star label!
Make your home more energy efficient and enjoy the benefits of T.A.P. Insulation. If you are looking for a long term insulation solution, insulate your home. Consider your Albany NY insulation specialists and TAP Insulation. Insulating your Clifton Park NY home is an investment and now is the perfect time. Reduce the threat of pests, reduce your energy costs and continually save money while living in the structure. Contact Thomas Pest Services for a free insulation inspection and estimate to begin saving money!