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EcoSmart – Cellulose Insulation Types

EcoSmart Home Services offers cellulose insulation in a variety of applications for homes and businesses throughout Connecticut. Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspaper (treated with borate for fire resistance), so it’s a sustainable insulation solution with very low embodied energy. It also has a high R-value, has better thermal retention qualities than batt or blanket insulation, and is an ideal material for energy retrofit installations (such as in attics and existing walls) because you can spray cellulose insulation.

Cellulose Attic Insulation

Cellulose insulation Cellulose is an ideal insulation material for many home insulation projects, especially attics. Since space constraints are typically not an issue, it’s a very simple process to install blown cellulose insulation to increase the R-value of your attic. This also happens to be one of the most cost-effective home energy efficiency upgrades that a homeowner can make (since hot air rises, air leaks and insufficient attic insulation represent a large portion of the typical home’s energy waste). At EcoSmart Home Services, we pair any attic insulation projects with air sealing to minimize air leakage and maximize the effectiveness of the cellulose insulation that we install.

Cellulose Wall Insulation

Upgrading your home’s wall insulation is a far simpler process than many people imagine. Since insulation in many typical homes has settled over time, or was improperly installed to begin with, it’s a more important upgrade than you may imagine. (The infrared imaging portion of our home energy audit often reveals stud cavities that are missing insulation altogether, even in homes that were supposedly insulated, as well as air leaks around batt insulation that drastically reduce the R-value or effectiveness of the insulation.) By pinpointing the areas where insulation may be lacking during our home energy audit, we’re able to determine just where our clients can benefit the most from upgraded wall insulation. The wall insulation upgrade is also a non-intrusive process. We install our recycled, sustainable cellulose insulation through small holes in the exterior of the building, which we take great care to repair after the insulation is installed. You won’t even be able to tell our team was there. Contact us for more information about cellulose insulation and how it can benefit your home, or to schedule a home energy upgrade today.

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