AttiCat™ Expanding Blown-In PINK FIBERGLAS™ Insulation
Don’t let an under-insulated attic drain your home of money and warmth. Just 15.5 inches of Owens Corning’s new AttiCat™ Expanding Blown-In PINK FIBERGLAS™ Insulation can save you up to 20% on your heating and cooling costs.
Properly insulating your attic lowers your energy bills by keeping hot and cold air in and out of your house depending on the seasons. Here at D & W Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. we add insulation to your attic with the AttiCat® Insulation Blowing Machine! It conditions the AttiCat® Expanding Blown-In PINK Fiberglas™ Insulation by breaking it up and fluffing it, adding millions of the tiny air pockets that give the material its insulating power. The insulation is conditioned further throughout the length of the hose, and as it bounces its way up to your attic, more and more air pockets are added, increasing its insulating power even more. And since Fiberglas™ insulation will not settle, it will keep its energy-saving R-value over time.
In addition, AttiCat™ Insulation provides up to an amazing R-49 value rating – the recommended attic R-value rating for the Florida climate zone is R19 to R30.
D & W Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. will inspect your current attic insulation and measure its R-value at no extra charge.
Loosefill insulation from Owens Corning, also called “blown-in” insulation, is made of virgin PINK fiber glass insulation. It is used in new construction and in existing homes, typically applied in hard-to-reach areas. Since fiber glass insulation is non-combustible and non-corrosive by nature, PINK fiber glass Loosefill insulation offers significant advantages over other Loosefill insulation products:
- It will not settle or lose its energy-saving abilities over time.
- It does not require the addition of fire-retardant chemicals that can promote corrosion of pipes or wires.
- It will not rot or decay, support fungus or mold growth or provide sustenance for insects or vermin.
Owens Corning R-Value Recommendations
As a way to maximize the energy efficiency of both new and existing homes, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published R-value recommendations based on specific heating and cooling needs and the cost of energy across the country—zip code by zip code.
It’s important to know that the DOE recommendations represent the necessary R-values to optimize your home’s energy efficiency. You may find that these recommendations differ from the building codes. State energy codes are merely minimum insulation requirements for new construction.