Here at RBI Services we specialize in a wide range of insulation products including blown in insulation, batted insulation and rigid foam insulation.
Recommended Home Insulation R– Values
Insulation level are specified by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it. The higher the R-Value the better the thermal performance of the insulation. The table below shows what levels of insulation are cost-effective for different climates and locations in the home.
Added insulation in the attic will make the home more comfortable in the summer. It will also reduce your cooling and heating loads, saving you money on your utility bills.
Just to give a rough idea of your savings, consider this: Let’s assume your attic is 1,500 square feet and it is currently insulated with 6 inches of loose-fill fiberglass for R-13. On a hot summer day when the attic temperature is around 120°F, the heat gain into the living space through the ceiling is 5,800 Btu per hour. Nearly a half ton of air conditioning would be needed to take care of that heat gain.
Adding 16 inches of cellulose over the existing insulation will give you R-60, dropping the heat gain from 5,800 to about 1,250 Btu per hour—a reduction of nearly 0.4 tons of air conditioning, which will make it easier for your cooling system to keep the temperatures lower.
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