“Cellulose is the least polluting & most energy efficient” — Natural Resources Defense Council
Performance. Comfort. Safety. These are reasons enough to install cellulose insulation. But there is another reason that is often overlooked — when you choose cellulose you help protect the environment. Cellulose insulation is made from 80% post-consumer recycled materials. Also, manufacturing our insulation uses one-fifth the energy required to make fiberglass and generates one-fifth the carbon dioxide (for typical home, insulated to the same R-value).
Relief For Your Heating & Cooling System
Not only will you save money on utility bills — you will also save on the cost of original and replacement equipment (since you will need smaller capacity systems) and maintenance. Cellulose insulation does such a good job protecting your home from the weather that your heating and cooling system:
- can be downsized
- will last longer
- will run less
- will require less maintenance
- Maintain moderate humidity levels
- Avoid combustion appliances such as:
- unvented fireplaces
- stand-alone propane, kerosene or gas heaters
- Aquariums and fountains will add additional moisture to the home
- Turn humidifiers on furnace to off or low
- Maintain and clean rain gutters to ensure water is directed away from the house
- Exhaust from dryer, bathroom, kitchen, stove, etc. should be vented directly out of the home using duct work
- The exhaust fans should be protected by a fan housing. If the fan unit also contains a recessed light, the unit must be “Type IC” meaning “insulation contact”. If not, it should be replaced before installation of cellulose.
- Access panels should be properly insulated and sealed. An insulated box should be built over access stairs.