This summer has been a scorcher—undoubtedly homeowners are doing everything they can to stay cool. Often this means cranking up the AC, and unfortunately, this can lead to higher monthly bills. But there are ways to stay comfortable without causing your energy bills to skyrocket!
Not sure where to start? Consider installing insulation. Too many homes don’t have enough. Contact us if you’re ready for a free estimate on your project, or keep reading to learn more about batt and blown-in insulation!
The Difference Between Batt and Blown Insulation
Batt and blown-in insulation (also referred to as blow-in or simply blown insulation) are two commonly installed types of fiberglass. Which one is best for your project? Professionals can help you determine that, but in general, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Batt insulation is:
- Generally installed in unfinished walls (including foundation walls).
- Well suited for stud and joist spacing that is free from obstructions like wiring, pipes, etc.
Blown-in, or loose-fill, insulation is:
- Generally installed in enclosed existing walls (retrofit projects) or open new wall cavities (new construction projects) and unfinished attic floors.
- Good for adding to existing finished areas and around obstructions like wiring and pipes.
- Blown into place using special tools.
- Also referred to as “loose-fill” (loose-fill is a popular type of cellulose).
Learn more about batt vs. blown insulation—and get information on other types of insulation—on the Department of Energy’s website »
There is no “better” type of insulation—it all depends on where you need to insulate, how much insulation you need and more. A professional will be able to assess your space and determine the material that will work best.
Home Insulation Installation in Hesperia & Apple Valley, CA
Whether you install batt or blown-in insulation, it will help:
- Reduce your energy bills.
- Make your home more comfortable.
- Improve the performance of your HVAC equipment.
We install blown and batt insulation and can insulate your attic, walls, crawl space or basement.
Contact the experts at Apple Valley Insulation if you’re ready to insulate your home and start improving its energy efficiency and comfort—call 760-813-5583 or contact us online!