With another Arkansas summer winding down, it’s hard to believe that we’ll soon be complaining about the cold! This is also the time of year when your gas bills are so low that it’s almost a pleasure to pay them, but that too will change in a few months! Now’s a great time to find ways to keep your home comfortable when winter weather does its worst!
One contributor to higher household heating and cooling bills is improperly installed or damaged attic insulation. If it allows heated or cooled air to escape, your heat pump or furnace will have to run longer to maintain the set temperature. That’s why you should occasionally look around your attic and make sure that you don’t see any visible damage or settling of your insulation. Unless there’s smoke, fire, or water damage, you don’t need to replace it, but if your insulation has settled, topping it off can often lead to energy savings!
If you’re upgrading your household insulation, our team at The Bug Man, Inc. strongly recommends Thermal, Acoustical, Pest Control (TAP) Insulation. TAP insulation is made from more than 85 percent recycled paper and includes a naturally-occurring, borate-based pest control additive. In addition to outperforming conventional insulation in energy savings, it’s also very effective at getting rid of bugs! The insulation is infused with boric acid, which attaches itself to the bodies of household pests that crawl through the insulation. And the good news is that the insects eat the boric acid, and not the insulation, so you’ll never have to worry about pest damage. Additional benefits include an Energy Star rating for reduced energy consumption, and fire resistance. And when it’s properly installed, TAP insulation presents no unreasonable environmental risks for your family and pets.
Whether you install TAP insulation as the sole attic insulation for a newly constructed home, or top off existing insulation, you can count on consistent thermal retention for as long as you own your home. As soon as you install TAP insulation, you can expect to see an immediate decrease in cockroach and silverfish activity, as well as year round energy savings! Schedule a free no-obligation estimate online, or give us a call at (501) 663-9464 if you have any questions!