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At Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing, we take a full service approach to increasing home comfort, and in order to achieve this goal, we offer additional services that support the efficiency and function of the heating and cooling systems. Our Professional Blown-in Attic Insulation Service is just one of the many supportive services we offer to Chicago land, and if you are like many of your neighbors, you have probably never considered the importance of having adequate attic insulation.
According to the EPA, boosting the attic insulation in your home is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the home's overall energy efficiency, and when you have your attic insulated by Four Seasons, you can rest easy knowing you are choosing a name that stands for honesty, integrity, and quality. If you have less than 21 inches of insulation in your attic, you could benefit from increasing your insulation!
Here are just a few of the reasons why you should have Four Seasons improve your attic insulation today:
How to Tell if You Need More Attic Insulation?
A typical home in Ilinois will need attic insulation with an R-Value between R-38 to R-60. R-38 is 14" of attic insulation and R-60 is 21" of total insulation. If you have less that 14 total inches of attic insulation you do not have enough. Consider having Four Seasons Home Services professionally instal your attic insulation.
Do You Have the Proper Amount of Insulation?
|5 - Northern, Central Illinois & Indiana||Gas/Electric, Oil, Heat Pump||R-38 to R-60|
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|5-8||R-49 to R-60||R-38 to R-49|
During the winter months, the furnace or boiler circulates heat throughout the home. Heat will naturally rise to the top of the home, but unless you have a thick barrier of insulation protection, that heat could escape through the attic. This will cause the furnace to cycle for longer periods of time and will consequently cause the system to use more energy. The more energy your furnace uses, the higher your utility bills will be every month. Having Four Seasons add blown-in fiberglass to your attic will prevent unnecessarily high heating costs.
During the summer months, a poorly insulated attic will allow large amounts of hot outside air to leak into the home. The air conditioning system must compensate for this extra heat and will therefore consume more energy and cost more to operate. Adding a fresh layer of blown-in fiberglass will help your home hold in more cold air with each cycle of the air conditioner. This will increase your comfort and reduce your cooling costs.
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The Chicago area and much of Illinois is designated as Zone 5 by the Department of Energy in their R-Value Recommendations map. See the chart below for an explanation of R-Value ratings for Uninsulated and Insulated Attic spaces. The ratings determine the amount of insulation needed for each application.
What Does Zone 5 Mean To You?
According to the United States Department of Energy, homeowners in Illinois and Indiana should have an R-Factor of R-38 to R-60. That means your attic should have a minimum of 14" of insulation present.
Tips to Winterize Your Home - Attic Insulation