Eco-Friendly Insulation Benefits

Eco-Friendly Insulation Benefits

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on October 15, 2019

Starting with the basics - What is insulation?

Insulation is the kind of material used to insulate something, especially a building. Basically, insulation is material used that reduces heat loss or heat gain by providing a barrier between the inside of your home and the significantly different temperature outside.

 

What are the most used types of insulation?

There are many kinds of insulation available for residential homes - here are just a few you might come across.

  • Spray Foam Insulation: One of the hottest insulation products on the market, spray foam insulation is a great all-in-one insulation product that seals air leaks, keeps out moisture, and provides great sound barrier qualities. The foam is sprayed onto the walls or ceiling of your home - where it quickly expands to fill the space. Installing spray foam is one of our specialties at EcoStar, making us one of the leading GTA contractors offering this service.

  • Foam Board: This insulation is most easily compared to styrofoam - it is a hard, dense foam sheet that can be cut and placed into places like unvented roofs, underneath the flooring, or in exterior or interior wall sheathing. They also work well for basement foundation walls, but again - needs to be cut precisely to prevent air or energy leakage.

  • Fiberglass batts: This type of insulation is one of the most common - think big, puffy, cotton candy-like slabs. They’re popular because they’ re easy and quick to install. Unfortunately, they may not be the best option for spaces like the attic, which is often full of irregular-shaped spaces that can be anywhere. Batts won’t fit precisely - and therefore may be ineffective.

  • Cellulose insulation: When it comes to attic insulation in Mississauga, cellulose is one of our top picks at EcoStar. This type of insulation is made from the ground up the recycled paper, to which boric acid (a natural, safe chemical) is added to help deter pests and add to fire resistance. Because it’s made of small pieces, it fits well in nooks and crannies. Since it’s blown in, it can be installed quickly with minimal fuss and disruption.

 

What type of insulation is the most eco-friendly?

Spray foam is one of the most efficient insulation materials out there, providing an impressive R-value of up to R-6.5 per inch. Spray foam is considered environmentally friendly because you don’t need as much to achieve adequate R-values.

It’s also possible to find polyurethane spray foam made from soy or vegetable oil instead of petroleum, a characteristic that makes it even better for the environment.

Eco-Friendly Insulation Benefits

 

What are the benefits of eco-friendly Insulation Benefits?

1- Insulation protects the environment.

Your decision to insulate your house with spray foam, besides keeping you warm and adding the necessary comfort to your place, it also helps mitigate climate change by reducing emissions. Here are the statistics:

  • 50% to 70% of the energy used by your home is because of heating and cooling

  • 12% of your carbon footprint is because of your use of electricity

  • 15% of your carbon footprint is because of the use of  oil, gas, and coal

If homes everywhere across the world were properly insulated, after just 10 years we would see a reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere totaling more than 293.5 billion pounds. Statistics from a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health.

2- Insulation aids in reducing pollutants in your home.

If every family in Canada properly insulated their homes, there would be: 

  • 150,000 less sick days every year

  • 210 less premature deaths every year

  • 4,200 less asthma attacks every year

This estimation was published by the Harvard School of Public Health.

3- Insulation increases the value of your home.

An Energy Pulse Survey revealed that 86% of people living in Canada would choose an energy-efficient home over a home that has poor energy efficiency. Said differently, a properly insulated home with other energy-efficient features in a house could be a deal-breaker or a deal-maker — when you are in the market to buy a new home.

4- Insulation saves you money.

You pay a lot of money to condition the air in your home through your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC). Poor insulation allows that conditioned air to escape your home while letting outside air in, which means you are wasting a lot of money on inefficient heating and cooling.

5- Insulation increases comfort

About 40% of feeling comfortable is because of the level of radiant heat exchange between your body and your surroundings. Good insulation helps a lot on this exchange of radiant heat, which makes your home, and you, more comfortable. Insulation ensures that conditioned air stays in, and the weather stays out.

 

How can I get insulation?

If the benefits of eco-friendly cellulose appeal to you, choose Ecostar Insulation to perform the installation if you have your property in the Toronto area. We will help you achieve the insulation levels you need to keep your home comfortable and efficient.

 

Why choose Ecostar Insulation?

Spray Foam is a unique insulation product that requires specialized installation. Ecostar installers are highly trained and experienced! They understand the product, installation and the complexities of installing. Ecostar technicians manage every project professionally and deliver high-quality projects. 

For Ecostar, the overarching goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We are committed to the highest standard of installation with trusted product warranties, and our money-back guarantee. We also provide satisfactory resolution in the event of any problems or issues.

 

Get a free estimate

Are you looking for professionals who provide quality services for home improvement projects, Ecostar is the right team for you. We can help you determine what your home system is missing and recommend a solution to help make your home healthier and more comfortable for you. For us, the main focus is always on product excellence and superior installation. Our services make your home warmer throughout the winter and keep it nice and cool in summer. Ask us for a free quote or give us a call for more information about what you need.

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