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When it comes to home comfort in your Gainesville, FL household, the first thing that probably comes to mind is your air conditioner. And that air conditioning system is certainly important. You want it to perform as powerfully and efficiently as possible—but did you know that improper or insufficient insulation can prohibit it from doing so?
Many homeowners think of insulation as something they’d need in the wintertime to help the heating system keep heat in. But it’s actually just as important in keeping heat out in the summertime. You can’t just throw some insulation up in the attic and call it a day though. Contact the highly trained and experienced pros here at North Central Florida Air Conditioning to get in touch with an expert insulation contractor and to learn more about loose-fill cellulose attic insulation installation. Reach out today to see how we’re “improving lives by improving homes!”
Is Your Home Sufficiently Insulated?
The right attic insulation and crawlspace encapsulation services ensure that there is a barrier between the temperatures outside and your home, effectively maximizing your indoor comfort and increasing monthly savings. You’ll be able to more easily keep heat out during the summer and better retain it during our brief, but chilly winters.
Hiring our technicians for your insulation installation means that you can count on energy savings, particularly due to our use of loose-fill cellulose insulation. Cellulose is an environmentally-friendly material, made up of 85% recycled newspaper and cardboard and 15% noncombustible material for increased home safety.
The Cellulose Difference
There are several options out there for insulation installation, but cellulose remains a leading choice. We’ve covered a few of the reasons why below:
- Attic Insulation: You need effective attic insulation—the reason being that heat rises. So whether we’re talking about the dead of summer when you want to keep that heat out of your home, or the middle of winter when you’d rather keep it in, you need something with better thermal resistance than the traditional fiberglass insulation. This is where cellulose comes in!
- Blown-In Insulation: Due to the dry nature of cellulose, it can easily fill up the tightest of cracks and crevices in your home, creating a seamless barrier and reducing the risk of mold growth and insect infestation.
- Insulation Removal: Unless water or roof damage occurs, you usually never need to replace or remove cellulose insulation. If this does occur, however, this type of insulation material poses no threat to the health of your family and can be safely removed, until fiberglass insulation which does present a respiratory risk—albeit small as HVAC experts are extremely careful.
What Is Crawlspace Encapsulation?
Crawlspace encapsulation describes the process of laying a heavy-duty insulating barrier throughout the entirety of your crawlspace. This creates a water vapor barrier that prevents moisture from infiltrating the space. In a climate like ours here in the Gainesville area, this is incredibly important.
Our typical high humidity encourages mold and mildew growth. This is not only unsightly and inconvenient, but is unhealthy for you and your property. If you’ve never considered crawlspace encapsulation, we encourage you to give our pros a call!
Spray Foam or Loose Fill Insulation
When it comes to sealing an attic from our brutal Florida sunshine in Gainesville, FL, there are two major ways it can be done—with spray foam or loose fill insulation. With Spray foam insulation installation, we spray a clean, environmentally friendly solution in the cracks and crevices of your attic to ensure no air escapes or gets in. We’re also available for spray foam insulation repair if you think your foam is starting to degrade over time and harsh weather.
The second way we seal attics is with loose fill insulation installation. This type of insulation is composed of tiny particles that are blown into your attic and loosely fill up all the areas that need to be insulated. Make sure you call us if you need loose fill insulation repair as well, since we can conduct targeted repairs in areas where the insulation is starting to wear down or fall apart.