With the price of living increasing, what better time than now to make your home as energy-efficient as possible? Today, both consumers and businesses are striving to reduce their carbon footprint and minimize their electric bill. According to recent studies, the basic monthly utility bill for a 915 square foot apartment in Tulsa averages at $160 per month. Overtime, imagine the number of fossil fuels burnt, and emissions released.
If you want to be environmentally conscious and save money on energy bills, the first step is to install or update your insulation. The best time to do this is when you’re first building a home or building, but it’s always possible to upgrade.
Insulation for Homes
If your home is newer, it should at least meet the minimum requirement of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). However, as a homeowner, you should always look to exceed requirements. A home that is properly insulated will protect your family top to bottom from several elements. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if you want optimal energy efficiency for your home, there are the areas known as thermal envelopes that need superior insulation:
- Exterior windows and doors
- Crawlspaces and ducts
In residential homes, these are the areas where heat escapes in large amounts. Typically, uninsulated attics, doors, and windows each let out 25 percent of heat, while 15 percent escapes from floors and basements that are uninsulated, and wall let out a shocking 35 percent of heat.
Types of Insulation for Homes
Once you and a professional determine the areas in your home that need insulation, you must choose the type of material to install. At 918 Red Dirt Foam and Insulation, we offer warranty-backed products fit for specific areas of your home. The assortment of options includes:
- Sprayed Foam Insulation
- Blown-in Blanket Insulation
- Batted Insulation
- Wet Spray Insulation
Sprayed foam insulation is ideal for unfished attic floors or oddly shaped area, while west spray insulation is a cost-effective product great for walls and ceilings. Blown-in blanket insulation is much like spray foam and is typically used in hard-to-reach areas, and batted insulation is made from fiberglass which is great for a broad range of areas such as unfinished ceilings, walls and floors.
Insulation Services for Residents and Business Owners in Tulsa
Whether you are looking to renovate your home or office, we are committed to bringing you the best insulation service that fits your budget and needs. While energy efficiency is a great perk of insulation upgrades, our team focuses fully on customer satisfaction and bringing the highest level of knowledge and expertise in foam insulation. If you’re ready to become more energy-efficient and save money on your utility bill, contact 918 Red First Foam and Insulation and see how we can transform your home or business.