Insulation

Rochester's Insulation Specialists

It's no secret that Rochester and the rest of Western NY has cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. That's why it's all the more important to have your home insulated by a reputable company! When correctly installed, the right type of installation can deliver comfort and lower energy bills during the most extreme temperatures throughout the year. Between 50-70% of the energy used in the average American home is devoted to heating and cooling, so your initial investment in improving your insulation will pay off big in the long run.

Your insulation provides resistance to heat loss

Heat flows naturally from a warmer to a cooler space. In winter, the heat moves directly from all heated living spaces in your home to the outdoors and to adjacent unheated attics, garages and basements – wherever there is a difference in temperature. During the summer, heat moves from outdoors to the house interior. To maintain comfort in your home, the heat lost from warm air escaping to the outdoors in the winter must be replaced by your heating system. In the summer, heat gained from hot outside air coming into your home must be removed by your air conditioner.
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By having Taylor insulate your home’s ceilings, walls, and floors, you can drastically reduce the heating or cooling you need to maintain a steady comfort level. Having your home air-sealed and the required insulation installed provides effective resistance to the flow of heat for your home, which reduces your energy costs and extends the life of your heating and cooling systems.

Improve your R-value

Insulation performance is measured by R-value — the ability to resist heat flow. Higher R-values mean more insulating power. Different R-values are recommended for the different areas of your home: walls, attics, basements and crawl spaces. Insulation works best when air is not moving through or around it, so it is important to have us seal the air leaks in your home before installing insulation to ensure the best performance from the insulation.

The amount of energy you conserve through insulation will depend on several factors: local climate; size, shape, and construction of your house; living habits of your family; type and efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems; and fuel you use. Once the energy savings have paid for the installation cost, energy conserved is money saved – and saving energy will be even more important as utility rates go up.

Types of home insulation

The common types of insulation used by Taylor Heating Inc include fiberglass (in both batt and blown-in forms), cellulose, rigid foam board, and spray foam. Reflective insulation (or radiant barrier) is another insulating product that can help save energy in hot, sunny climates.

Batts, blankets, loose fill, and low-density foams all work by limiting air movement. Still air is an effective insulator because it eliminates convection and has low conduction. Some foams, such as polyisocyanurate, polyurethane and extruded polystyrene are filled with special gases that provide additional resistance to heat flow.

Reflective insulation works by reducing the amount of energy that travels in the form of radiation. Some forms of reflective insulation also divide a space into small regions to reduce air movement, or convection, but not to the same extent as batts, blankets, loose-fill, and foam.
Is your insulation up to code? If your energy bills are too high,
give us a call at (585) 500-HELP (4357)!
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