A home wall with insulation
December 15, 2020

If you often feel the chill in your place even when the heater is working on full blast, chances are that your place is under-insulated. Some other signs that you lack proper home insulation include:

  • Fluctuating indoor temperatures – Having inconsistent room temperatures throughout the house is a sign of poor insulation.

  • High energy bills – Warm air escaping via damaged or under insulation roof and walls increases your energy consumption. 

  • Cold walls, ceilings, and floors - Drywall and paneling inside the house feels damp and cold to touch.

  • Chilly drafts–Heat escaping from the house forces cold air from the outside to enter the rooms through gaps around window frames and doorways.

Ensuring Proper Home Insulation 

Achieving the right R-Value for your home insulation is the key to maintaining a comfortable living space at all times. 

R-Value helps measure how well the given insulation can prevent the flow of heat into and out of the house. 

It is usually expressed as an air trapping coefficient per inch of thickness. This tells the temperature difference between the warmer surface and the colder surface of a barrier. The barrier, in most cases, is the drywall ceiling or sheetrock exterior walls of a building.

A higher R-Value means better insulation performance and vice versa.  

R-Values differ between types of insulation materials. For example, 10 inches of cellulose blown-in insulation has an R-Value of approximately 32, i.e., R-32, whereas 10 inches of fiberglass blown-in insulation is approximately R-26. However, R-Value for the same material can also vary between manufacturers. 

The general rule of thumb is to maintain an R-value of approximately R-40 to R-50 in your attic. However, certain factors, such as your local climate, depth of basement, and wall thickness, play an important role in determining the actual R-Value insulation that your home requires.

To figure out the right R-value for your place and install home insulation efficiently, get in touch with Green Stone Energy now!

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    Lisa, Alex & Thorsten, Audubon, PA,
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  • They arrived when they said they would. spread drop cloths where they would be walking. The owner stopped by to check on the progress. All went well. It took about 8 hours from start to finish. My initial observations are showing a positive improvement in the houses ability to hold temperature... Read More

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  • We contacted Green Stone Energy after a PECO energy audit showed a lack of insulation in our attic. Everyone was very professional, friendly, prompt and did a quality job for us.

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    Gary M.,
  • Everything went perfectly. Wonderful staff to work with at all levels. Highest level of professionalism and workmanship. The night that the work was done, warm air was streaming into our third floor bathroom, for the first time ever. We were amazed at how much energy we must have been wasting... Read More

    April & John S.,
  • Mark came and conducted a thorough inspection. A well detailed estimate was provided. On the first date of the 2-day installation Mark came on site to review the intended job. Both installers were pleasant and more than competent. They cleaned up well each day. They installed ceiling and... Read More

    Marilyn C.,
  • Our experience with Green Stone Energy was outstanding. The first visit involved identifying the energy-saving opportunities that our home presented. We discussed those opportunities and I learned why and how the required work would be done. The second visit involved doing the actual work, which... Read More

    Angelo A. ,
  • An estimator came over to review the findings of a PECO energy audit. Dutch went over the recommendations with me, and got me a proposal a few days later. The team doing the work showed up on time and were very professional. They placed drop cloths before working inside the house and vacuumed... Read More

    Michael K.,
  • "We had an initial call with Green Stone (GS) and agreed to get an estimate. We did the same with several other contractors. The GS representative "Dutch" came to our home and was very knowledgeable of the PECO results and provided a detailed list of energy saving measures we could possibly... Read More

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  • I wanted to thank you for your help with my insulation job. In particular, I wanted to give a shout out to Greg who was on every aspect of the job. He was detail oriented, knowledgeable, conscientious, and a pleasure to work with.

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