Insulation is a blanket for your home, regulating the temperature inside and out and keeping your energy costs down all year round. However, it could feel like you’re solving a riddle when determining the appropriate amount of insulation. Have no fear! Mesa Insulation Pros are here to assist you in navigating this confusing process and discover the ideal house for you.
The Importance of Insulation
First, let’s get down to brass tacks and determine why insulation is crucial. Think about this: The unsung hero of house temperature regulation is insulation. Put another way, it acts as a thermal jacket for your home, keeping the cold out in winter and the heat out in summer. But wait, there’s more: Inadequate insulation is like trying to wear a baggy coat in the scorching heat or a thin t-shirt in the snow: it won’t work!
An Enchanted R-Value
Let us now get into the core issue – the “R-value.” I assure you, it is not difficult at all. As an insulating superpower metric, the R-value is important to remember. Your insulation’s performance is directly proportional to its R-value. The climate dictates that the recommended R-value varies among regions. A greater R-value may be necessary to maintain a comfortable temperature in colder areas.
Discovering Your Niche
What amount of insulation is required, then? Your location is the determining factor! The Department of Energy has classified the United States into climate zones. Each zone has a recommended R-value for the attic, walls, and floors. Find out what zone your home is in and what R-value is advised for it by looking at this helpful table:
Taking Insulation Measurements
With your zone and the suggested R-values in mind, it’s time to take stock of your existing insulation. Put on your detective cap and rummage throughout the attic, walls, and floors to find out what kind of insulation your home currently has. Find the insulation’s thickness; that’s your R-value right now!
And with that, I leave you! Finding out how much insulation to use is now a piece of cake. You can keep your home warm and save a ton of money on energy costs by ensuring that it has adequate insulation. Well, you were done if your insulation meets the R-value recommendations for your climate! So what if it doesn’t? A legion of insulation experts are standing by to rescue you from this sticky situation.
You’re more than welcome to seek the advice of our experts when you need clarification on something. Get your home insulated quickly and easily with our guidance in determining the insulation required!