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What You Need to Know About Blown-In Insulation in Tampa, FL

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What You Need to Know About Blown-In Insulation in Tampa, FL

Did you know one of the best investments you could make to reduce your energy usage (and save money) is to make sure your home is properly insulated? Having proper insulation in your home will not only reduce cooling and heating costs but will also optimize your comfort inside.

Have your energy bills been increasing lately? This may be in part to deficient insulation in your home. According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, most attics are not appropriately insulated. There are different types of insulation available on the market, at Mason Air Conditioning & Heating we specialize in and highly recommend blown-in insulation.

The term blown-in or blow-in insulation refers to the “process of filling stud or joist cavities or covering attic floors, with any loose material that has a good insulating R-value.” R-value measures how well a structure’s insulation can stop the flow of heat into and out of the home. A higher R-value means greater insulation performance. The ideal R-Value varies from state to state, but Energy Star’s map of recommended home insulation shows that most of “Florida has an R-Value of 30 to 60 for an uninsulated attic, R25 to R38 for an attic with existing insulation, and R13 to R19 for the floor.” Blown-in home insulation in Tampa, FL, has many benefits including:

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  • Affordability: Blown-in insulation is a cost-effective solution to keeping your home at a steady temperature.
  • Energy Efficiency: Simply put, the more airtight your home is, the more energy efficient you will be.
  • Moisture: If you live in Florida, moisture inside the home is a real concern. Air may be trying to seep out, while moisture is doing the opposite and trying to sneak in the home. Cellulose fibers found in blown-in insulation are better at absorbing moisture in the air and preventing it from seeping into the homes. This will help to prevent any unnecessary moisture damage like mold or mildew from forming.
  • Decreased Noise Volume: An added benefit of insulation is that it absorbs sound vibration which results in minimizing sounds from noises in the house.

Could your home’s insulation be leaking air? If so, your AC will have to work overtime and/or could fail due to inadequate insulation allowing air to sneak out of the house. Did you know Mason Air Conditioning & Heating can not only take care of all your cooling and heating needs, but we also offer you blown-in insulation services? Plus, we will provide you with a free estimate and no-cost service calls. Our fully trained and certified installers will perform an energy audit on your home and provide you with the best, most cost-effective insulation solution. To schedule a free estimate today call 727-433-9853 or fill out our contact form today.

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