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When you are making decisions about home insulation materials, it’s a challenge to know what the best material is for your Peoria or Bloomington, IL home.
Cellulose is a good option for a low-cost and energy efficient insulation compared to spray foam insulation. Insulation contractors like cellulose as it is well-suited for insulating the walls of existing homes and buildings, since it can be installed from the exterior of the home with minimal damage.
There are two methods of home insulation installation for cellulose, loose fill blown in insulation, and dense pack insulation:
Loose fill insulation is pumped into attic spaces until it creates a thick, even blanket with a high blown in cellulose insulation R-value.
Dense pack insulation is blown into walls until it reaches a proper level of density (measured in pounds per cubic foot).
Insulation companies in Peoria, IL like AAA Northgate install cellulose as a dry material in most home comfort retrofit projects—as blown in attic insulation or through drilled holes in existing wall cavities. In new construction, it is often sprayed into wall cavities as a wet material.
Cellulose wall insulation (that has been properly installed) will not settle over time
Cellulose can double as a sound insulation
Cellulose is non-corrosive to steel, copper and aluminum
Cellulose will not lose its energy-saving abilities over time
Cellulose will not rot, decay or mildew, and it does not support fungus or mold growth
Cellulose is made to be fire resistant
Cellulose is an environmentally friendly, low carbon footprint material
Cellulose is a recycled material—up to 70 percent is made from post-consumer paper
Cellulose that AAA Northgate installs is produced locally
Installation is critical in determining how insulation performs in your East Peoria or Pekin home. How well does it fit in different size wall cavities and around countless obstacles? Is it cut and patched in? Or is it custom fit?
The walls, ceilings, and floors of your home are full of oddly-shaped cavities and obstacles like plumbing, air ducts, and wiring. For your insulation to work effectively, it must completely fill around these obstructions without gaps or voids.
Cellulose insulation, when properly sprayed or blown into walls and attics by insulation professionals like the team at AAA Northgate, conforms to your home, making a monolithic thermal barrier that significantly reduces air leakage as well.
If you’re searching for blow in insulation companies near you, reach out to AAA Northgate. We have the experience and expertise to help you find the best way method of insulation for your Peoria, IL home, including insulation costs, and our recommendations for attic insulation, wall insulation, and even basement insulation.
The best way to determine how to best spend your money is to get a whole home energy audit that analyses the performance of your Morton or Central Illinois house as a system. AAA Northgate provides this service for free, so that you can make informed decisions about your air sealing and insulation projects.
AAA Northgate and Ameren Illinois are working together to save you energy and money. Learn more about a home energy audit, as well as rebates and incentives with Ameren Illinois.