Climate Experts Air and Heat Blog: Posts Tagged ‘blown-in insulation’

Benefits of Blown-In Insulation for Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Did you know that many homes, especially older homes, have never had their attics insulated? And even in homes that were properly insulated at one point, that insulation may have deteriorated with age, been damaged by humidity, or even been carried off by rodents to make nests. Some estimates suggest that up to 40% of a home’s energy loss happens through the attic.

As spring arrives and summer is not that far away anymore, think about all your lovely cool conditioned air. Do you want to let it escape through your attic? No, you want to keep it inside where it’ll keep you comfortable! And here’s another benefit of blown-in insulation: it can improve your indoor air quality, keeping the air you breathe cleaner. How? We’ll tell you.

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How Insulation Affects Indoor Air Quality

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Anyone can tell you that the purpose of insulation is to insulate: to keep warmth in and cold out during the winter, and to keep coolness in and heat out during the summer. Of course, this is its stated purpose. So generally, we only think of insulation in this way. Perhaps, if it’s hard to heat or cool our homes or we have certain walls that feel cold in winter or hot in summer, it crosses our minds that that wall is poorly insulated, or that we need more insulation. 

But that’s not all there is to this story. Your insulation, lack of insulation, type of insulation, and the condition of your insulation can have major impacts on your indoor air quality. What are some of the ways that your insulation affects the air you breathe? We’d be happy to explain.

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