Looking for insulation installation in Houston? It is a well-known fact that most homes in Houston were built with little to no insulation. In older homes, this problem is generally a given, as insulation was an afterthought in most cases up until very recently. If you have an older home or even a new home it is recommended that you have your insulation levels checked to make sure they are at optimum levels. Ensuring that you have the correct amount of insulation in your attic can make a huge impact on your monthly electric bill, not to mention keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
We at Air Innovations LLC understand that going into your attic is not a fun or safe thing for a homeowner to do, which is why our professional licensed HVAC technicians are on call to assist you in diagnosing any potential problems which may exist with your attic’s insulation. We encourage all Houston homeowners not to overlook the importance of a well-insulated attic. Increasing the R-value of your attic’s insulation can be a relatively inexpensive investment which can pay off in a big way when you factor in the savings on your monthly electric bill.
As a minimum we at Air Innovations LLC advise the use of R-49 insulation for the attic, this will ensure the highest level of energy savings for Houston homeowners. If you have less than 18.25 inches of insulation in your attic, which is the approximate equivalent of an R-49 rating, then it is strongly recommended that more insulation is added to reap the maximum savings on your electric bill.
Houston Solar Powered Attic Fan Installation
A solar-powered roof vent or attic fan sits on the top of your house and vents your attic air, and it is powered completely by the sun. It doesn’t add to your energy bill, and it doesn’t contribute to climate change. In fact, because your house is cooler in the summer, you’ll be using less energy. A solar-powered roof vent also reduces moisture build-up, prevents ice dams from forming in the winter and extends the life of your shingles. Not only will this nifty gizmo lower your utility bill, it will protect the quality of your home.
Dynamic (motorized) attic fans make ventilation benefits even better and substantially more consistent. Attic fans also reduce the number of passive vents needed, minimizing the chance for moisture to enter into your attic space. All of this adds up to better attic environment control, minimizing the energy required to cool your indoor living space extending the life of your roof decking, ductwork and attic stationed mechanical equipment.
Keys to Proper Ventilation
- Proper Insulation
Proper insulation will minimize backflow of hot, unwanted air into the indoor living environment and the movement of cool, “conditioned” air into the attic.
- Passive Ventilation
Optimized “dynamic” air ventilation, utilizing attic fans, requires adequate static or “passive” ventilation (Soffit Vents, Ridge Vents, etc.).
- Dynamic Ventilation
Attic Fans must be placed where they can have the greatest effect on displacing hot air. Placement flexibility is one of the Attic-Cool’s key benefits. Attic Fans must be properly installed to ensure homeowners receive the maximum ventilation benefit while minimizing the possibility of water leaks or roof damage.