Insulation isn’t only used for warmth in cold-weather areas. It keeps Palm Beach Gardens homes and commercial properties cool by improving the efficiency of our air conditioning systems.

Over time, degraded insulation will make your HVAC unit work harder to attain the same level of comfort. And degraded insulation jeopardizes your indoor air quality.

Call 561-656-4870 or contact Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. to learn more about blown-in insulation in Palm Beach Gardens and your community.

Signs You Need More Insulation in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Damaged insulation is a health hazard. If you have infants, elderly, or chronically ill family members, you should schedule professional insulation removal and new insulation installation as soon as possible.

Even undamaged insulation may need a tighter air seal. You can add blown-in insulation to existing, undamaged insulation; it’s called insulation retrofitting.

Watch for these signs that you need insulation solutions:

  • Drafts
  • Frozen pipes: Freezes seldom occur here, but when they do, many homes suffer from frozen plumbing pipes. Usually, the problem is not enough insulation.
  • Higher monthly cooling/heating bills: If you’re paying more for AC than your neighbor with basically the same square footage, you’re likely under-insulated.
  • Insect/rodent activity or droppings
  • Moisture/water in attic, behind walls, under flooring
  • Room temperature fluctuations

There are other, less noticeable reasons you may need insulation, including:

  • Badly installed insulation: A DIY insulation project can be more expensive to correct.
  • Insulation compression: This occurs if your insulation has had heavy boxes stored atop or if it’s been walked on too often.
  • Missing insulation: Vaulted ceilings are sometimes ignored but need insulation too.

There are several types of insulation, but our AC professionals recommend blown-in for your home or commercial property.

Find out why by calling 561-656-4870 or contacting Hopkins Air Conditioning.

Advantages of Blown-In Insulation for Palm Beach Gardens, FL

The biggest benefit of blown-in insulation is that it fills and seals tiny holes, cracks, and crevices behind walls. Another advantage is that it weighs less. This means it can be used in spaces that can’t bear the weight of heavier insulation.

Ask your tax professional if your insulation project qualifies for energy sustainability tax credits.

Call 561-656-4870 or contact Hopkins Air Conditioning.

Cellulose and Fiberglass Blown-In Insulation

Many people confuse spray foam insulation and blown-in insulation, but there are differences. Spray foam insulation is more expensive and is a chemical application. Blown-in insulation is more affordable. It’s made from recycled materials, so it’s more eco-friendly.

Insulation effectiveness is measured in R-values:

  • Higher R-values offer better protection.
  • R-value ratings are based on material, thickness, and density.

Blown-in insulation has higher R values than other insulation applications, so its protection is greater and its life span longer. Blown-in insulation should last 20–30 years. Cellulose and fiberglass blown-in insulations are equally beneficial. Both offer superior fire and moisture resistance.

  • Cellulose insulation has a better heat flow resistance than fiberglass and is environmentally better (80% recycled materials).
  • Fiberglass insulation fills crevices and gaps. It has excellent thermal properties, and it’s architecturally design-friendly.

If you attempt a DIY blown-in insulation project, it can get very messy and take much longer than you planned. But insulation removal is dangerous. Do-it-yourself homeowners are smart and savvy, and the best DIY homeowners know when to call a professional.

Professionally installed insulation has a 117% return on investment (ROI). Why wait?

Call 561-656-4870 or contact Hopkins Air Conditioning.

Builders: When You Need an Insulation Subcontractor, Contact Hopkins

Hopkins Air Conditioning will partner with your project subcontractors to provide insulation services for commercial and new-home builds. We understand the importance of bringing in your project on time and within budget.

We’re the go-to for blown-in insulation for Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Call 561-656-4870 or contact Hopkins Air Conditioning.