Your insulation is a very important part of your home, accounting for up to 70% of the energy used. As insulation maintains the temperature of your home, ensuring that it is insulated properly will keep you comfortable in all seasons; comfortably warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Two important factors in today’s world are the cost of the energy and the impact the emissions have on our environment. A properly well insulated home, will ensure less money on energy costs, less energy used from our limited energy resources, and less emissions in our environment resulting in better conditions for our family home and our Earth.
In order to address the environmental issue of emissions, The Kyoto Protocol treaty was negotiated in 1997 and came into force in 2005 with a goal to lower the collective emissions from participating countries.
There are various programs in place to assist homeowners in upgrading their insulation, as well as other areas in energy consumption For further details on the programs, please visit Efficiency Nova Scotia
We use Weathershield cellulose insulationbecause iIt provides added benefits aside from the cost and the comfort level. It deters mice, insects and other vermin. It also exhibits fire resistance that will not melt or degrade as most other insulations when exposed to flame or high temperatures and does not lose its fire retardant properties with passage of time. After a home in the metro area caught fire, the fire department representative determined the cellulose insulation saved this building from burning to the ground.
Along with thermal resistance and noise absorption properties being permanent features of this material, it also inhibits the growth of mould, mildew and wood rotting fungi. This unique characteristic is becoming increasingly valuable as the trend toward tighter house construction increases the potential for moisture accumulation within the envelope of the home. Cellulose also offers the added advantage of keeping a home cooler during the summer months as this product has only a 7% change in R-Value between winter and summer attic temperatures.