Do I need Insulation?

High heating bills, drafty rooms and ice dams could be a sign that your home needs insulation. During our home insulation inspection, one of our energy consultants will come to your home to assess your insulation needs. We will complete a thorough inspection of wall and attic insulation and make recommendations for needed improvements.

Common Signs of Inadequate Insulation

  • Do you have ice dams, icicles, roof "hot spots", high heating bills, high cooling bills or drafty walls?
  • Does your furnace seems to run non-stop in the winter, and your air conditioning run constantly all summer?

If you answered YES to either question your insulation levels may be inadequate. Re-insulating your home is one of the fastest and most cost-efficient ways to reduce energy waste and lower your energy bills.

Attic Insulation Level Is Too Low Creating Problems

The snow on this roof has melted except for the cold outermost edges around the eaves, creating icicles and ice dams. Notice the unheated garage roof is still full of snow. The neighbors house apparently has adequate levels of insulation as they have no sign of snow melt.

This Home Has Major Ice Dams That Are Blocking The Front Entrance To The Home

This home has major ice dams that are blocking the front entrance. Sealing attic bypasses and insulating to proper levels would stop this problem, and the heating bills for this home would be considerably reduced.

The Ins and Outs of Insulation

Did you know that the average family spends close to $1,300 a year on their home's utility bills? Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted through poor insulation. Checking your home's insulation system is one of the fastest and most cost-efficient ways to reduce energy waste and maximize your energy dollars. You probably should insulate if you:

  • have an older home and haven't added insulation. In a recent survey, only 20% of homes built before 1980 were well insulated.
  • are uncommonly cold in the winter or hot in the summer; adding insulation creates a more uniform temperature and increases comfort.
  • build a new house or addition, or install new siding or roofing.
  • pay excessive energy bills.
  • are bothered by noise from the outdoors; insulation helps to muffle sound.
  • are concerned about the effect of energy use on the environment.

How Does Air Escape From The Home?
How does air escape the home?
- Source: US Department of Energy

Relief For Your Heating & Cooling System

When you re-insulate not only will you save money on utility bills - you will also save on the cost of original and replacement equipment (since you will need smaller capacity systems) and maintenance. Cellulose insulation does such a good job protecting your home from the weather that your heating and cooling system:

  • can be downsized
  • will last longer
  • will run less
  • will require less maintenance

Which Energy Saving Improvements
Should You Choose?
Energy Saving Improvements Typical Payback Years
Attic/Ceiling Insulation 3 - 7 Years
Wall Insulation 6 - 12 Years
Floor Insulation 2 - 5 Years
Window Replacement 15 - 30 Years
Seal Large Air Leaks 1 - 2 Years
Seal Small Air Leaks 1 - 2 Years
Seal Ducts 1 - 2 Years
Storm Windows 4 - 10 Years
Setback Thermostat 1 - 2 Years
Energy-saving Showerhead 1 - 3 Years
Insulate Water Heater 1 - 2 Years
Landscaping 7 - 10 Years
Heating Tune-up 1 - 3 Years
Heating System Replacement 5 - 20 Years

Here Are The Most Cost-Effective
Energy Saving Improvements You Can Make:
  • Sealing Major Air Leaks
  • Insulating
  • Improving Heating System Efficiency
  • Installing Hot Water Energy Savers
  • Improving Door Windows and Doors
  • Purchasing New Energy-Efficient Appliances
  • Reduce The Need For Air Conditioning Through Landscaping, Proper Maintenance Of Cooling
  • Equipment And Energy-Wise Habits

FREE Estimate

We would be happy to come to your home and provide a FREE Estimate of your insulation needs. Please complete the following information and we will contact you to arrange an estimate. Please note our services are only available in the state of Minnesota. Thank you!

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Ice Dams
Drafty Rooms / House
High Heating Bills
High Cooling Bills
Furnace Runs Constantly
Air Conditioner Can't Keep Up

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