A properly insulated subfloor reduces energy costs and will help keep your home comfortable year round. Most Seattle homes built before 1990 have insufficient or missing subfloor insulation. Do a quick visual inspection of your crawlspace; you can see if your insulation is properly installed. Cold floors can also be an indication of insufficient, damaged or missing insulation.
We install fiberglass insulation batts in the cavities between floor joists and secure them snugly to the subfloor using twine or lathe. For proper subfloor insulation, we recommend using R30 whenever possible. If the joist cavities are too shallow, we will use the highest R-value that fits to ensure effective insulation. Our insulation products, made from recycled glass and sand, promote a healthier environment and ensure the safety of your family by being formaldehyde-free.
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Properly installed subfloor insulation offers significant energy efficiency benefits and the potential for substantial cost savings. By creating a thermal barrier between the subfloor and the living space above, professional insulation ensures optimal temperature regulation throughout the year.
Energy Savings & Efficiency
One of the key advantages of professional subfloor insulation installation is the reduction in heating and cooling costs for your Seattle home. With insulation in place, the subfloor acts as a barrier that prevents heat loss during winter months and heat gain during the summer. This means that the conditioned air stays inside the living areas, reducing the reliance on heating and cooling systems. As a result, homeowners can experience noticeable savings on their energy bills, sometimes by up to 20% or more.
In addition to immediate cost savings, this type of insulation helps enhance overall home energy efficiency. By minimizing heat transfer and maintaining a consistent indoor temperature, the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems can operate more efficiently. They won’t need to work as hard or run for extended periods to compensate for heat loss or gain, resulting in reduced wear and tear on the equipment and potentially extending its lifespan. Moreover, increased energy efficiency can contribute to a smaller carbon footprint, promoting environmental sustainability.
It’s worth noting that depending on the location and insulation materials used, Seattle area homeowners may also be eligible for energy efficiency incentives, rebates, or tax credits. These financial incentives, provided by PSE and PUD, aim to encourage energy-saving measures and can further offset the initial investment in professional subfloor insulation installation.
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In conclusion, by investing in professional subfloor insulation, homeowners can enjoy the long-term benefits of reduced energy consumption, lower utility bills, enhanced comfort, and a more environmentally friendly home. The expertise and quality installation provided by professionals ensure that the insulation performs optimally, delivering consistent energy savings and a more efficient living space for years to come. Contact American Crawlspaces in Seattle, WA for all your attic and crawlspace needs.