How Your Attic Insulation is Affecting Your Home - J&W Heating and Air

How Your Attic Insulation is Affecting Your Home

Attic insulation is vital for those living in all climates. Homeowners in states with warmer climates have a false thought that attic insulation lacks importance. While living in Jacksonville, FL means that you do not have months on end of the severe cold, we do get extreme weather. Ask any of our Jacksonville energy audit professionals, and they will tell you attic insulation is essential no matter where you live.

We Use a Lot of Energy

Studies have found that we as Americans use a lot of energy heating and cooling our home. The Department of Energy had estimated that around 60% of all energy we use comes from temperature regulation. The energy usage could come from running air conditioning units, furnaces and electric fireplaces.
Upgrading your attic’s insulation can assist in reducing your energy bill! Homeowners who put in the resources for an attic insulation upgrade find that they save hundreds of dollars annually.

Understanding the R-Value

You may have heard of attic insulation R-value. The R-value is the measure or rating of the effectiveness of insulation inside of the home. R-value measurement is the ability of the insulation to resist heat flow, through the insulation over a period. A higher R-value means you have sound insulation.

Determining Insulation Needs

The best way to go about determining your insulation needs is to have an inspection. Our team of Jacksonville energy audit professionals performs this work all of the time. If you know the R-value of your existing insulation, you are halfway there! Now bring out one of our professionals so that we can assist you in figuring out where you are experiencing heat loss.

The eye test is another way you can do some of this on your own as well. Look across the attic. Do you have any insulation below or level with floor joists? If so, you should think about adding insulation!

Attic Insulation Types

The three types of attic insulation include the following:

  1. Loose-fill insulation, which is usually made up of fiberglass.
  2. Blankets, made from fiberglass or rockwool.
  3. Foam in place is what you see from insulation on the walls.

The type of attic insulation used does not matter. As long as you are going with a quality product, the new insulation will prove beneficial. You can even use some of these types, such as loose fill, to go right on top of current fiberglass blankets of insulation.

A Jacksonville energy audit can help to uncover a lot regarding energy loss. We take for granted the warm climate which we live in. There still is the chance heat loss is taking place, resulting in unnecessary stress on our heating equipment in winter. Use the knowledge and services of our team at J&W Heating and Air to save on energy usage and increase home comfort level.

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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