Adding attic insulation can also help to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, while saving you money on energy costs.
Good Life Energy Savers recommend and installs Applegate® Loose-Fill Cellulose Insulation for attics. This is part of our process to protect and maintain the thermal boundary of your home; separating the conditioned space (living area that you want to keep heated and cooled) from the unconditioned space.
Many homes have inadequate insulation—often none at all, in older homes! Or, your attic may be insulated with fiberglass that is doing a poor job. If needed, Applegate® can be easily applied over existing insulation. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratories found that capping loose-fill fiberglass insulation with Applegate not only adds R-value, it actually restores the effective R-value that fiberglass insulation loses during cold weather.
Current Connecticut building codes require a minimum R-Value of 38 in an attic. You can upgrade to a R38 or the maximum recommended by the Department of Energy, which is R49.
When Applegate® Insulation is blown into your attic, we can install the correct amount of insulation to achieve the desired R-Value, rather than trying to force a pre-formed fiberglass batt into a restricted, or oddly shaped space. Researchers of the University of Colorado School of Architecture and Planning have concluded that cellulose performs as much as 38% better than fiberglass. In addition, the American Lung Association recently chose Applegate Insulation® for its Breath Easy® office complex designed to combat indoor pollutants.
Features of Applegate® Loose-Fill Insulation:
Applegate Cellulose Insulation® is one of a few building materials used in homes that is commonly treated with fire retardants. Applegates’ premium products go the extra mile with fire retardancy by using a unique, two-stage process that injects both dry and liquid fire retardants to saturate the cellulose fibers. This results in an exceptional insulation that meets and often exceeds stringent fire safety standards, helping protect you and your family.