Contractors come to your home for many reasons, after you contact them, such as furnace or AC kicks in too much. What do they do?
If you’ve had this problem, you know they usually inspect your furnace or AC system for obvious issues and may did a little deeper. That’s not necessarily wrong to do, however, it doesn’t examine the “full picture” of all the things that could cause this issue, while ruining your energy efficiency at the same time.
Could there be another cause that most contractors do not consider?
Yes. The answer could be as simple as your attic insulation. The quality and depth of insulation in your attic (or maybe more accurately, the lack of it) dramatically affects your home’s energy efficiency. As you know, heat rises. And if you have poor, low-quality, or no insulation at all, it escapes right through the ceiling of your home and into your attic. Keeping it in our out of your home, of course, depends on the season. In the summer, heat always wants to move to cooler air temps. So, if you have cool air in your home, hot air in your attic, and no or poor-quality insulation in between, a good amount of that heat finds it way inside your home and makes you uncomfortable!
And even though using insulation attic insulation in Dallas homes like yours is key to your energy efficiency, many (maybe even most), homeowners totally forget about it.
Batt Fiberglass Before
Batt-in Fiberglass After
Blown-in Fiberglass Before
Blown-in Fiberglass After
Be Careful Which Attic Insulation Contractors in Dallas, TX You Choose!
How do I know it’s time to replace my air conditioner, rather than ac repair?
We run them so much here in North Texas that you get around 8-12 years of use out of the average one. If yours is older than 10 years, it’s definitely time to at least start a maintenance agreement if you don’t have one to try to prolong its life and insure its running effectively and efficiently.
Other signs it’s time to call a contractor offering air conditioning repair in Dallas to replace your system:
- There’s noticeably uneven temperatures in different rooms throughout your home
- You see a big jump in your electric bills even though outdoor temperatures have been the same
- You hear loud or obnoxious noises coming from your system
- If your AC system needs additional refrigerant – fixing a leak and adding a few pounds of refrigerant can be costly, and that money may be better invested in a new system
- You have an outdated SEER rating – Beginning in 2015, Texas requires all newly installed HVAC systems to have at least a 14 SEER rating (the old standard was 13)
You can’t just toss a bunch of insulation in your home and expect your energy bills to fall through the floor. You must install the insulation properly. Insulation, if compressed, loses a lot of its ability to insulate (indicated by a term called “R-Value”). Blown in fiberglass or roll out Batt insulation in Dallas homes like yours installed to the proper depth achieves tremendous results, but if there are not enough bags of material as the manufacturer recommends, you still don’t get the full R-Value this insulation offers. Dallas insulation contractors make these mistakes all the time – so you must go with someone with extensive experience!
At Efficient Home Solutions, we recommend blown in Fiberglass insulation because it doesn’t burn, settle very much, or break down over the years. So, it insulates your home well for a long period of time. Spray foam insulation works best when installed in homes during the building process when it can be used in the walls and attic.
If your insulation is installed properly, it cuts your energy bills by 30% – 50% per month, and perhaps even more! Think about how much money that saves you in a single year and years after.
Out of All the Dallas Attic Insulation Contractors, Why Choose Efficient Home Solutions?
To put it simply, we save you more money and keep you more comfortable than any other Dallas insulation contractor.
Need proof? Just look at this testimonial from “Shawn P.” of Dallas, which he gave us on April 20, 2013:
“Efficient Home Solutions cut my electrical bill in half! They did an excellent job. The work was done during the first or second week of them a month, so I only received the benefit for half a month and my bill was already in half! I’m not exaggerating either: my bill went from an average of $500 down to $238, which is more than a 50 percent drop. I’m expecting it to be even lower this month.”
That’s some nice savings for Shawn there in the first month! You can also check these sources for proof of our good reputation:
- An “A+” rating with the BBB
- A perfect 5-star rating with Customer Lobby (139 ratings and counting…)
- Google “EHS HVAC Dallas” and read the glowing reviews customers leave
Our owner loves to get involved in as many customer interactions as possible. Sometimes, he even takes part in the entire process. And you always get follow-up phone calls and a quality control check to make sure everything works as it should.
No pressure sales! It’s easy just call one of our Certified Professional Building Analysts at (972)235-2600 today, contact them online, or schedule service using the form to the right, and they’ll show you how you can save 30% – 50% (or even more) on your energy bills. When you’re ready to buy, simply let us know and we will get it done!
Frequently Asked Questions – Efficient Answers to Difficult Questions
What is R-Value? Why should I care about it?
R-Value measures how well your insulation does its job. It measures your insulation’s ability to resist heat flow. The higher the number, the better. You might hear some people call it “marketing baloney.” It’s not. We’ve found higher R-Values lead to lower energy bills year-round for our clients. A secret about R-Value: It slowly declines over time because the insulation settles and its air pockets collapse. About every 7 years or so, you should have some more insulation blown in to keep your efficiency high.
Does attic insulation work well alone?
It does its job. But it works even better when you don’t allow air to flow around it. Before you have any insulation installed, your contractor should seal off all air leaks in your home to get you the maximum benefit. This process is called “sealing the home’s envelope.”
Where does attic insulation work best?
Your attic is the most important place. But your walls, crawlspace, and basement (if you have one) should have it also.
Does attic insulation reduce the loudness of sound?
It does to some degree, depending on the type. The primary reason you should install insulation though is so you increase your energy efficiency. Then, view any noise reduction you get as a bonus.
Make Sure You Have Proper Attic Insulation and Maximum Energy Efficiency Today!
Don’t let yourself be any less comfortable than you need to be. If your home gets too cold or too hot, properly installed insulation may be just the cure you need. To make your home the relaxing place you want and keep your energy bills as low as possible, call Efficient Home Solutions today at (972)235-2600, contact us online, or use the form to the right.