Air Sealing and Insulation in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
Insulation is an important part of ensuring the efficient operation of your heating and cooling system. It is your last line of defense in the air that you’ve paid to condition in your home. Ensuring that your insulation isn’t rotting or damaged is critical to heating and cooling your home as efficiently as possible. That’s why AirCo offers complete service for all types of insulation. If you’ve never had your insulation inspected, or if you’re concerned about the efficiency and comfort in your home, make sure that AirCo is the insulation contractor in Dallas, TX that you call. Our air sealing and insulation technicians are highly trained and have the experience to provide you with the high quality service that you deserve.
What Is Insulation and Why Is It So Important?
Insulation is designed to do one thing: resist heat transfer. Heat normally moves from warmer areas to cooler ones. If you’re sitting inside on a hot summer day, cooling off in the air conditioning, the heat from outside will try to get in; and in the winter, the opposite is true. The insulation in your walls, floors and ceiling is there to keep the heat from moving in or out of your home.
Insulation is given an R–value, which describes how effective it is at resisting heat transfer. The higher the R–value, the more efficient the insulation is. The R–value that is appropriate for your home varies by region and ENERGY STAR, the organization whose label you’ve likely seen on many types of appliances, has created a map that describes which insulation is best for each zone. Here in Dallas, TX we are in zone 3, which means that for the attic we need R30 to R60, for walls we need R13 to R15 and for the floors we need R25. If you have any questions about your insulation, AirCo is one of the best insulation contractors.
Types of Insulation
There are a number of insulation options on the market that homeowners have to choose from. There are also a lot of insulation contractors and we here at AirCo offer have over 25 years of experience in the industry. Here are a few types of insulation that many homeowners choose to use in our zone.
Spray foam is a terrific insulation and it is also easy to apply. It usually comes in a compressed can and can be sprayed into openings or cavities, where it expands and seals the area. This is ideal for retrofitting homes with new insulation because small holes can be drilled in your home for the foam to be applied and then easily sealed again.
Another type of insulation that is very easy to install and great for areas with wires and pipes is blown–in insulation. This type of insulation is piped in through a large hose and sprayed over the areas that need insulation. It is often comprised of cellulose, recycled materials, rock wool or fiberglass.
Benefits of Air Sealing in the Fort Worth Area
As part of our insulation services, we also provide air sealing. While many modern homes are built very air–tight, older homes tend to allow lots of air to move in and out of the home. Not only can this impact your home’s efficiency, but it could also decrease the quality of air in your house.
Air sealing involves our technicians performing a complete energy audit of your home to determine exactly where your house is leaking air. From there, we can use weather stripping and caulking to seal up those leaks and increase the efficiency of your home. If your house is drafty or if certain parts of your home don’t get cool enough or warm enough, call the AirCo today.
When you’re looking for a professional air sealing and insulation contractor, make sure that AirCo is the one that you call. We proudly carry an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and we’ve received the Angie’s List Super Service Award 4 years in a row. Call us today to talk with one of our friendly air sealing specialists.
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