Titan installs insulation in walls, ceiling, flooring, and attics. If your house is poorly insulated, it’s likely to be leaking heat or AC-cooled air through gaps around windows and doors, ceiling and attic, walls, floor boards, and leaky ducts. As a result, your hard-earned money is being wasted on heat and AC cooled air that is escaping into the great outdoors. Insulation’s ability to resist heat flow (prevent heat leaking in or out) is described as its ‘R-value’. Adding insulation (R30 or greater) to your ceiling and attic, walls, windows and doors, and floor, will save energy and money. It also acts as a sound barrier, and can repel moisture from entering the home. Home insulation comes in a variety of types, including: blanket rolled or batt (fiberglass, mineral wool, plastic fiber, sheep wool), blown-in (fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool), foam board (placed on inside of walls). Furthermore, adding reflective sheets (foil faced kraft paper, plastic) to reflect heat and AC cooled air back into the home, will increase the R value.
A few more tips for energy conservation:
- Clean, seal and insulate all ducts and pipes throughout the house
- Caulk and weather strip to seal cracks around doors and windows
- Retrofit with double or triple paned windows to reduce heat/AC loss through windows
- Use cellular “honeycomb” shades to trap air in the pockets and act as an insulator, to prevent heat/AC loss through window panes