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September 22, 2022

Days are getting cooler and fall is on it’s way! That means now is the perfect time to ensure your family is comfortable this winter with an insulation upgrade. Planning ahead can help you prepare your home for cold winter temperatures so your family stays comfortable and help you save on expensive heating costs. 

The pros at The Insulation Man can install the right insulation and air sealing for anywhere in your home. 

Does Your Home Need New Insulation and Air Sealing?

It’s not always easy to tell whether you need an insulation and air sealing upgrade. Your home may be telling you something if you’re experiencing these symptoms:

  • Rooms that are too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer

  • Drafty areas in the home

  • Escalating heating bills

  • Increased allergy or cold symptoms 

  • A furnace that runs constantly to maintain temperature

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s time to assess your insulation options.

What Type of Insulation Should You Install?

As an experienced insulation contractor, The Insulation Man can prescribe the best option for insulation in your Binghamton area home. For insulation retrofits, we typically recommend blown-in cellulose insulation for the best efficiency and performance. Blown-in cellulose provides superior coverage in all areas and can be installed in two ways:

  • Loose fill: The insulation material is blown into the area—usually the attic space—in a loose fluffy state. To counteract a tendency to settle, extra cellulose fibers are applied in attics where the insulation is supported by the ceiling of living areas.

  • Dense packed: The material is blown into closed areas like walls or cathedral ceilings to avoid settling that could expose areas to thermal leakage. 

Insulation Isn’t Enough—You Need Air Sealing Too

There’s a good reason The Insulation Man puts a priority on air sealing for each insulation upgrade we perform. Air sealing is the most effective way to ensure your insulation performs as designed. Without air sealing, your home will be susceptible to air infiltration which can be a massive source of energy waste and make your home uncomfortable. 

The benefits of air sealing include:

  • Improved indoor air quality

  • Fewer cold drafts

  • More even heating throughout your home

  • Lower energy bills

  • Improved energy efficiency

Find Out If Your Need New Insulation & Air Sealing with an Energy Audit

A home energy audit from The Insulation Man will use state-of-the-art tools like blower door testing and infrared imaging to analyze your home’s unique insulation status. The infrared imaging will pinpoint areas where outside air is leaking in as well as where your present insulation may be inadequate or missing. Most Binghamton, NY homes have enough air leakage to equal leaving a window wide open all year long!

Once we know where your air leakage and insulation issues are located, we can implement the most effective solutions to improve your home’s comfort and efficiency. 

Get Started with Help from Binghamton’s Insulation Expert

The Insulation Man is ready to help you get started on making your home more comfortable and efficient. You can count on our professional insulation contracting services for an expert home assessment, air sealing, and insulation installation that will leave you feeling safe and comfortable at home all winter long. 

Make your home more comfortable this winter. Upgrade your insulation and air sealing with The Insulation Man. Call 607.775.3035 or contact us to get started. 

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In December 2010, I had my entire EJ home, including the basement insulated by The Insulation Man. Pat Dundon came highly recommended by several people. These recommendations did not disappoint.

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