As the weather begins to cool down, it’s likely that your furnace has already been turned back on (if it hasn’t, you know you won’t be able to hold out for much longer!), and your mind is already looking ahead and wondering if you’ll be spending too much money to heat your home this winter.
If your energy bills have been on the rise recently, you may be thinking about finally getting around to addressing the insulation in your home. Maybe you’ve read that attic insulation is a great place to start (it is!) but you’re not sure what the next step is. Is replacing your attic insulation a DIY job? Take from the company with years of experience retrofitting houses throughout southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire—here are our tips to maximize the value in your home’s new insulation.
Hire an Insulation Professional and Start With an Energy Audit!
If you’re going to have a job done, wouldn’t you rather have that job done right? The professionals at Vermont Foam Insulation are professional blown in cellulose, mineral wool, fiberglass, and spray foam insulation contractors who understand the building science necessary to install new insulation that actually makes a difference in your home comfort and helps reduce energy bills year-round.
It all starts with a home energy audit, which helps our team identify the most poorly insulated areas in your home using advanced technology like blower door testing and infrared thermal cameras. With the results of your audit, you can feel confident that any insulation upgrades aren’t just being done based on guesswork—if we recommend adding insulation to your attic, it’s because our assessments and audit testing have shown you could benefit from it!
Choosing the Right Type of Attic Insulation
There are a few different types of insulation our team uses in your attic and the rest of your home. If you’re wondering what is the best insulation for an attic, the answer is: It depends! Vermont and New Hampshire homes aren’t one-size-fits-all situations, and we really need to get inside your home and attic and make the best recommendation for the unique needs of your house, which could include:
Spray foam attic insulation (often used as attic ceiling insulation)
Cellulose insulation (blown in over your attic floor)
In some cases we may even use fiberglass or mineral wool batting. What you can be sure of is that we’ll select the best materials to address the specific problems you’re having in your house. Our team sets high standards for properly removing (and disposing) of old insulation and replacing it with an insulation solution that’s right for you and your family.
Efficiency Vermont Insulation Rebates
There are energy efficiency and insulation rebates available to many homeowners in our service area, but they can be confusing to navigate or apply for if you don’t know what you’re doing. At Vermont Foam Insulation, we work hard to make insulation upgrades affordable, and as a participating contractor with Efficiency Vermont’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, we can help you qualify for as much as $4,000 back in rebates, 0% financing, and 10% federal tax credit.