Frequently Asked Questions

Insulation is what makes our homes stay warm and cozy in the winter and cool and refreshing in the summer. However, insulation doesn’t last forever, and often needs to be replaced after several years. The top signs it’s time to replace your insulation are changing indoor temperatures, high energy bills, rodent infestation, indoor drafts, wet insulation.

Fiberglass Insulation
Fiberglass insulation is fluffy, pink, or yellow and most commonly known. Fiberglass insulation is cost-effective, it comes in rolls, batt, and loose-fill. It has a relatively low R-value, it can be customized to fit the R-value needs of any home based on how thick and densely it is installed.

Cellulose Insulation
Cellulose insulation is composed of environmentally friendly and fire-resistance treated recycled material, it comes in rolls, batt, and loose-fill. It can be customized to fit the R-value needs of any home based on how thick and densely it is installed.

Spray Foam Insulation
Though insulation prevents the transfer of heat through the materials that make up your home, there are almost always still small holes, cracks, and gaps that allow for air to flow freely from your living space. This issue is not addressed with the previously mentioned insulation materials, but spray foam insulation can solve both problems at once.
Spray foam insulation is an expanding non-toxic polyurethane material that is installed as a liquid foam. As it expands it hardens and fills any existing holes and gaps in addition to providing a high resistance to the transfer of heat. Spray foam is the top of the line, most effective insulation material for attics and crawl spaces.

Batt, loose-fill and foam insulation. For any specific brands or specific material contact our customer service team and we can plan your project accordingly.

The EPA’s Energy Star program adds that adequate insulation is one of the most cost-saving home projects a homeowner can undertake. One way to tell if your insulation is not performing properly from the exterior of a house in the winter is the development of large ice dams, or large icicles that hang down off of the overhang on your home. If your home heats up quickly in the summertime, it is a sign that the insulation is not keeping the heat out of the house and it may be compromised.

Finding insects, rodents or other animals in your home is never a good thing. If you do happen to find one, be sure to replace your insulation immediately. Not only do these animals eat away at existing insulation, making it virtually nonexistent in certain areas of your home, but they also contaminate what’s left of insulation in the areas they inhabit.

That means it’s time to replace your insulation as soon as possible. Once insulation is exposed to moisture or gets wet, it can’t be salvaged. Wet insulation is also prone to growing dangerous mold that can infest various areas of your home.

Yes.

Air ducts can be contaminated with mold, bacteria, pollen, dust mites, chemical residue, and other household pollutants. A malfunctioning HVAC system, ineffective air filters, improperly installed ductwork, and moisture buildup all can cause air duct contamination.Air duct cleaning addresses these problems and prevents possible future issues.

90% of North American homes have air duct systems that contain small cracks and holes. Because of this, cooling and heating costs are increased, and comfort is ultimately dropped.
According to the Department of Energy, a typical duct system’s leakage is between 35 to 50%. For efficient airflow, the HVAC system has to be sealed completely, with only the exits and entrances being the vents and returns throughout your house. When there are gaps in the connections, the vents have holes in them, or any other kind of leak, the cool or warm air will leak out, and air pressure is lost. This makes the air more difficult to move throughout the system, thus resulting in weaker airflow from the vents. Even if the air filters aren’t the issue, and the airflow is still not efficient, then the problem must lie with the air ducts. It could be that the air ducts get clogged or dirty because of small particle deposits that get stuck to the ducts. This could lead to static pressure or moisture, if those small particles continue to accumulate, homeowners will encounter airflow and air quality issues. Tiny critters will start infiltrating and building houses right inside your ductwork, leading to blocked and dirty ducts.

Just like an AC unit, ductwork also has a specific lifespan, after which they become inefficient. Most air ducts can last up to 10-12 years when maintained with timely servicing. Keep in mind that essential parts of the ductwork like seals, joints, etc., tend to deteriorate with time. A damaged/worn-out ductwork can cause uneven air circulation, high energy bills, poor airflow, etc. So, it’s crucial to get your ductwork checked and replaced every several years.

Have your ducts inspected every 1 – 2 years

It depends on the way the home is built. For better assistance contact our customer service team and book an inspection.

There are many reasons why you may need your air duct cleaned.

  • If there is a foul smell coming out of your ducts
  • You notice a lot of dust around your house and on your furniture
  • You have pets and/or smoke inside your home
  • You are suspecting mold
  • You just purchased or are selling your home
  • You just had renovations done.

Since the airflow in your home circulates, starting from the unit into the air ducts and back up your intake, all the dust, debris or contaminants are flowing through as well.
Finish off the service with our ENVIROCON sanitizer to remove an odor and small bacteria. Contact our customer service team for a complete procedure on EnviroCon

Maintain your air ducts by changing your filter on time according to the instructions. If you have pets or smoke in your home consider getting good quality filters.

The procedures and service time depends on the home or property. Typically, Our procedure starts by covering surrounding areas with plastic sheets to prevent debris or contamination falling on surfaces. Following with soaking your register vents in a sanitation solution then utilizing our air duct vacuum to remove debris from the ducts. Lastly, if needed we clean your furnace.

According to NADCA you should have your air ducts cleaned every 4-5 years. We recommend having an inspection every year to avoid any surprises in the long run.

The amount of insulation that a home will require depends on a number of factors. The size of the home will be the largest determinant followed by other variants such as the region that the home is located in, the age of the home, and the type of insulation that will be used. The best way to determine how much insulation your home will need is to schedule an appointment with our office for a free estimate and get a quote from one of our experts.

Asbestos insulation is an older version of insulation that contains the natural mineral of asbestos. Although it was an incredible solution and worked well to resist heat and corrosion, it turned out to be deadly for people that breathed in its particles. Cellulose insulation is an alternative to asbestos. It has many of the same characteristics as far as performance, but it is made up of harmless materials such as hemp, cardboard, and straw. Cellulose insulation is widely used today and comes in many forms.If you suspect that you have asbestos insulation in your home or business it is best to call a professional that can test the source and help you to safely remove any harmful materials if they are present.

It all depends on the type of insulation you are referring to. Most of the insulation that is used to insulate homes is made from fiberglass. Fiberglass is not combustible nor will it catch on fire. However, if your insulation has a facing on it, it is possible for it to be flammable. Kraft insulation has a paper backing that can ignite if it is exposed to flames. Cellulose insulation is a compilation of recycled paper and cardboard. Although it is heavily treated with a fire retardant it still has the capacity to catch fire and burn.

The best option for insulation on any particular attic will depend on the needs and the location of the home. Depending on the region you live in there may be code regulations that require a high R-Value. (R-Value is the insulation’s capacity to resist the transfer of heat or heat loss.) The most popular type of insulation for attics that have enough room to move around in are batts and rolls. The batts can fit nicely and snug in between the joists and stud spaces. Fiberglass insulation is cost-effective and easy to find, so it is a popular choice. Blow insulation is used in attics that have little space to work with. Instead of a person crawling around in the space with bulky batts or rolls they use a hopper with hoses that blow the insulation into place by a guiding hand. In order to determine the best type of insulation that will be beneficial for your home, it is best to contact us for a consultation and get a free estimate. We will be able to assess the governing factors of your home and help you choose the option that will best suit your needs.

Fiberglass insulation can last for a very long time if it has not been damaged. In many cases, it will last as long as 80 to 100 years. If the insulation in your attic has been there for over 20 years it is recommended to have it looked at and evaluated for efficiency. However, since it is made out of fiberglass it does not degrade in the way that a material made from organic substances would.

Getting the air ducts cleaned in your home is not a waste of money if they need to be cleaned. If you are unsure whether or not your ducts need to be cleaned it is best to contact a professional and have them inspected. It is better to be safe than sorry if you do not know what to look for. Since air ducts are the very source that air is pumped into your home through, it is a good idea to keep them as clean and free of contaminants as possible. Mold, mildew, pests, and other issues could be causing problems that you are unaware of. Particles from these sources can cause a number of allergic reactions and health issues. Clean ducts promote healthy homes and prevent illnesses that can be caused by built-up crud on the walls of the ducts.

The only time that insulation is required on air ducts in the state of Texas is if the surface temperature exceeds 120 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it is highly recommended that air ducts have some form of insulation to keep the temperature of the air that is flowing through the home at an even degree. In some cases, it is good to have ducts insulated in order to prevent moisture from building up within the walls and causing mold to grow.

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