Many Fort Worth homeowners are seeking ways to reduce their utility costs and improve the comfort of their homes. One of the most cost effective ways to do this is to ensure your home has proper home insulation. Our Fort Worth air conditioning experts at Brown Service Company explain how to achieve the ideal amount of insulation and why adding insulation will benefit your comfort and budget.
The R-value for home insulation is a measure of the resistance of the insulation to heat conduction or the material’s thermal resistance factor. The thicker the insulation, the higher the R-value. Greater R-values mean that the material is a better insulator. The type of R-value to select for your home’s insulation is determined by the U.S. Department of Energy and based on where the home is located.
Recommended R-Values for Fort Worth, TX
For homes in Fort Worth, TX, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends the following minimum R-values:
- Attic: 38
- Wood framed wall cavities: 13
- Floor: 19
- Crawl space wall: 13
- Interior basement wall: 11
- Exterior walls: 5
Adding Home Insulation
Our service team will visit your home and take measurements of the amount of existing insulation in spaces such as the attic, basement, or crawl space and walls. If your home does not meet the minimum recommended R-value, we will offer you a variety of insulation choices to achieve that level. Our insulation installation services are affordable and performed efficiently so that you can benefit as soon as possible from the increased comfort and savings on your utility bills.
Benefits of Additional Insulation
When your home is properly insulated, there will be fewer temperature discrepancies and drafty areas. Your utility bills could decrease by 10-20% each month.
At Brown Service Company, we offer expert advice on adding insulation to your home. Our Fort Worth air conditioning technicians offer insulation installation as well as inspection services to make sure that your home is at the ideal R-value. For more information about adding more insulation to your attic, walls, basement, or crawl space, call us today at 817-284-9204.