Blown-in insulation is one of the methods use to improve energy use or conservation in homes. It is made from different materials such as fiberglass, cellulose and foam. These are synthetic materials which makes it an affordable energy conservation method.
Blown-in insulation can be a good solution for restoring or enhancing energy use in old homes and spaces such as attics or garages. Using this type of insulation has been known to help save on energy by up to 25%. In this regard, it is possible to save up to 25% of energy-related bills in the home.
While looking to use some of the insulation methods available, this can be ideal as cellulose or fiber glass blower equipment is all that is required to accomplish the task at home. The equipment is available as a rental from hardware stores.
Old Attics and Homes
Fiber and cellulose are the most commonly used material for blown-in insulation. Use fiber for old spaces such as attics as it reaches hard to access joints or seams with great ease. Make sure that it is applied correctly. Take care not to fluff-up the fiber while applying. This reduces its density as it reaches the surface to be insulated.
Cellulose is made from a mixture of fire resistant material and recycled newspaper print. It works well on wall surfaces and should be given time to dry after application. It can be applied to mold, rodent or insect infested areas. It contains chemicals that act as repellents.