From Drafty to Dreamy: Harnessing the Power of Blown-In Attic Insulation

Keeping your home cool this summer can feel like sealing every entrance to keep the AC in, but the heat still finds its way into your home no matter how hard you try. Gaps and poor insulation can cause your utility bills to skyrocket and push your HVAC system to its limits! At Thermo Solutions, we are always looking for ways to help you find the comfort you deserve in your home, starting with blown-in attic insulation.

What are the Benefits of Using Blown-in Insulation in the Attic?

Blown-in insulation is a game-changer for attics, offering a variety of benefits that extend far beyond simply temperature control. Here’s why making the switch to blown-in attic insulation in Edmonton could be one of the best decisions you can make for your home to improve energy efficiency and comfort:

  • Decreased Heat Through Air Tightness: Whether you opt for a top-up of your existing insulation or a full removal and sealing, enhancing your home with blow-in insulation and spray foam improves air tightness, reducing warm air settling in your attic. This prevents warm air from escaping and cold air from entering, ensuring a comfortable home and reducing unexpected utility costs.
  • Lowered Energy Bills: Blown-in attic insulation can significantly reduce your monthly energy bills, saving you up to 41% on heating and cooling costs! As the insulation settles, it seals off minor gaps and cracks that heat usually escapes.
  • Improved Air Quality: Blown-in insulation helps maintain cleaner, healthier indoor air by forming a barrier against mould, pests, and pollutants.
  • Extended Roof Life: Proper insulation prevents condensation buildup and ice dams, prolonging the lifespan of your roof.
  • Versatility and Soundproofing: Blown-in attic insulation’s ability to reach and fill tight spaces makes it perfect for upgrading buildings or insulating oddly shaped areas. Plus, its dense structure provides effective soundproofing, reducing noise pollution in your home.

3 Steps to Prepare Your Attic for Blown-in Insulation

Before reaping the benefits of blown-in insulation, preparing your attic properly is crucial. Here are three essential steps to ensure a successful installation:

  1. Inspect for Moisture and Ventilation: If you don’t know when your insulation was last replaced, look for signs of moisture. Clumped or compacted insulation and the smell of water can be signs that something needs to be replaced. Your insulation experts can also help you determine whether your attic has proper ventilation to prevent condensation buildup.
  1. Remove Old Insulation and Identify Air Leaks: If necessary, remove any existing insulation to create a clean slate for the blown-in insulation. We can also remove the old insulation in your inspection quote. Note any drafts in your home that could come from poor insulation. If you can a different dusty smell coming from your attic during the summer months or changes in temperature, this is a sign that it could be better sealed.
  1. Clear the Space: Clear out any items or debris hindering the installation process. If the attic access is in the closet area, we highly recommend moving your clothes and belongings into another room, as there will be debris in the space while we are at work. Ensuring unobstructed access to the attic space will facilitate a smoother and more efficient insulation installation.

Still trying to figure out where to start? During our inspection and quote process, our expert technicians will help you identify any air leaks with thermal imaging and help remove old insulation during installation.

Do I need a Blown-in Attic Insulation Expert?

While tackling home improvement projects yourself can be appealing, opting for professional blown-in attic insulation installation is the clear choice for ensuring optimal results and peace of mind. Here’s what you can expect from our team at Thermo Solutions: 

  • Precision Installation: Blown-in insulation requires specialized equipment and techniques for uniform coverage and maximum effectiveness. Professional contractors have the training and experience to ensure every nook and cranny of your attic is properly insulated, eliminating thermal weak points and potential energy loss.
  • Time and Cost Efficiency: Attempting a DIY insulation project can lead to wasted materials, uneven coverage, and costly mistakes. Rented machines do not have the same level of output, often resulting in it taking an entire day to complete the job compared to an hour or two when you bring in a professional with high-quality equipment. By hiring a seasoned expert, you’ll save time and money in the long run by avoiding these pitfalls and ensuring a smooth, hassle-free installation process.
  • Credentials and Longevity: Reputable insulation contractors possess the necessary licenses, certifications, and insurance to guarantee quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. By choosing a trusted contractor with a proven track record, you can rest assured that your investment will yield lasting benefits for years to come.

Contact Thermo Solutions today to request a quote and transform your home’s comfort levels and efficiency. Experience the difference that expert blown-in attic insulation installation can make for your household!