Choosing Attic Insulation
What type of insulation is right for your attic? Get the best selection and expert installation from Dr. Energy Saver.
Attic insulation options: Cellulose insulation being blown over the attic floor.
Many homes are uncomfortable and expensive to heat and cool because of inadequate attic insulation. But comfort and energy problems can be permanently solved with an attic insulation upgrade by Dr. Energy Saver.
In fact, research by the Dept. of Energy has demonstrated that you can cut your heating and cooling expenses by as much as 40% by properly air-sealing and insulating your attic.
A customized insulation plan for your attic
Attics come in all sizes and are distinguished by many different features. Some attics provide extra storage space, while others contain ductwork and other HVAC equipment. Because no two attics are exactly alike, it’s important to work with a contractor who can develop a customized insulation plan for your attic.
That’s what you can expect from Dr. Energy Saver. Our contractors have access to the broadest and best selection of attic insulation materials. An attic insulation upgrade from Dr. Energy Saver provides you with the best performance and value.
Attic insulation options from Dr. Energy Saver
- Cellulose – a surprisingly affordable, super-green loose-fill insulation treated for resistance to fire, insects and mold.
- Fiberglass – available in batts of different thicknesses or as blow-in insulation.
- Mineral wool – batts and panels made from mineral fiber and rated for direct contact with chimneys and flues.
- Spray foam – forms a continuous thermal and air barrier with high R-value, useful in many different applications.
- Rigid foam – high-R-value panels that can’t be damaged by moisture and excel in basement and attic applications.
Can light covers are critical. Recessed (can) lights leak air and waste energy unless they are air-sealed with a code-approved cover.
Don’t forget: Air sealing is an essential part of any attic insulation upgrade
No attic insulation upgrade should be completed without also sealing the many air leaks between your living space and the attic.
Especially in wintertime, the conditioned air that keeps your living space comfortable can easily rise by convection and escape into the attic, resulting in cold rooms and chilling drafts.
Thanks to special training and special materials (like the can light cover shown at right), Dr. Energy Saver has the ability to stop energy-wasting air leaks in conjunction with any attic insulation upgrade.