Insulation plays an important role in how your home uses energy and is also one of the main players in heating and cooling costs.
Insulation is a classification of materials that are used to reduce heat transfer from the inside and outside of a building. Most commonly, insulation is used in attics, ceilings, walls, floors, and crawl spaces to help maintain more constant, comfortable temperatures in your home. Types of insulation can be batts (or rolls), foam board or rigid foam, loose fill or blow-in, or spray foam insulation. Choosing the right type of insulation depends on where you’re adding it, the desired R-value, and your budget.
What is R-value? Insulation resistance value, commonly known as R-value, is the capacity or measure of the insulation materials to resist heat transfer from one side of an object to another. The higher the R-value of the material, the more effective it is at insulating the area.
Central Lincoln customers who heat their homes with electricity may qualify for rebates if they upgrade their insulation R-value levels. Not all homes will qualify, as certain requirements apply, so please call our energy experts at (888) 883-9879 prior to beginning your project.