Welcome to The Home Insulators of Mt. Vernon
The Home Insulators is Mt. Vernon’s one-stop-shop for home insulation products. We pride ourselves on having over 30 years’ experience in providing home insulation solutions for Westchester county. At the Home Insulators, our desire is to see your energy bills for heating and cooling reduced. We serve all of Westchester county, including Mt. Vernon.
If your home hasn’t been constructed or remodeled recently, then it’s likely the insulation in place is not efficient. You may have high energy bills because during the long winters and hot summers, you have to push your furnace or air conditioner to the limits. The average American household spends half of its energy consumption on heating and cooling the home.
About Mt. Vernon, New York
Mount Vernon is located north of the Bronx and bordering Pelham and Pelham manor. Being home to over 67,292 residents, it is the 8th largest city in the state of New York. It is also home to over 29 thousand housing units. Yours could be one of the many homes in Mt. Vernon that could benefit from insulation. The northeast experiences hot summers and extremely cold winters. Without effective insulation, these seasons may prove quite costly to you. The majority of these homes were built before 1949 and insulation could come in handy. It only requires you to call us for a free consultation with our energy auditors and they will guide you further. We’ll be glad to advise you and answer any questions you may have pertaining to your home’s insulation needs.
The concept of heat transfer
One of the laws of thermodynamics dictates that when heat moves into a cool unheated region, then heat transfer occurs. During winter, heat moves from the heated regions to the cool ones in your home, such as the attic or basement, or both. During summer, the reverse occurs: hot, atmospheric air moves from the heated regions to the cooler, air-conditioned ones. Therefore, lack of proper insulation will amount to high energy consumption and high utility bills. Through insulation, you can prevent this flow of heat in and out of your home.
An R-value is the measure of an insulator’s effectiveness (per inch). Ideally, this is the measure of a material’s resistance to heat transfer. A material with a high R-value is a more effective insulator than one with a low R-value. For the Northeastern climate, which is characterized by cold winters and fluctuating climatic conditions, high R-value insulation products are the most suitable.
At The Home of Insulators, we have different insulating products for different budgets. We are keen on ensuring that you get value for your money. Sometimes you may find it difficult to settle on the best insulating products for your home. Don’t panic. You can give us a call anytime and schedule a free consultation with a qualified energy auditor, who will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your home and recommended the most suitable and most affordable product for your home.
Types of Insulation
Four of The Home Insulators’ top insulation products include:
Batts and Rolls: Also known as “blanket insulation” because it can be rolled to fit in spaces of different sizes and dimensions. The most common materials for making batts and rolls are cellulose, rock wool or fiberglass. Although batts and rolls are the most affordable insulation solution for your home, they can lose up to 50 percent of their capacity to serve as thermal barriers if installed unprofessionally. Therefore, ensure you seek the services of a qualified installation technician first.
Loose-fill/Blown-in Insulation: Just like the batts and rolls, this product can also be made from fiberglass, cellulose, rock wool, or foam. It is suitable for unique spaces such as unfinished attics and walls, crawl spaces, and wall cavities. Installation of this product requires trained and qualified professionals, and The Home Insulators has many of those so give us a call today.
Rigid Board Insulation: This product is made by fabricating rock wool or fiberglass on a rigid board. Its high R-value (3-4) makes it suitable for newly constructed homes and businesses. It is easy to install in locations such as basements, unfinished walls and roofs. It is possible to mold the board around pipes.
Spray Foam Insulation: This is a top-of-the-range home insulation product offered by The Home Insulators. It is superior to the other products listed above because of its high R-value (6.88 per inch). This makes it the most expensive commercial home insulation product. The investment may seem large, but it’ll repay itself in less than three years because of the enormous savings you make from your energy bills.
Spray foam is a unique compound created by heating a mixture of two different chemicals. The heated mixture is then sprayed on the desired region using a special hose. The foam then expands exponentially to create an airtight seal in the sprayed region. Spray foam is biodegradable and safe for your home. It is suitable for new and refurbished homes.
Why Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam may be more expensive than most of the other home insulation options, but your investment will repay itself. At The Home Insulators of Mt. Vernon, we specialize in spray foam installations and our experts handle these jobs professionally. After installation, the foam spreads evenly and contains any thermal bridging especially between trusses and studs. Other additional benefits of spray foam include:
Notable reduction in your monthly energy bills
Less external noise
Better air quality
Higher resale value of your home
When it comes to choosing spray foam, The Home Insulators will be ready to guide you, for free.
Call us today
If you feel insulation is an option worth considering, reach out to us for a free consultation and blower test from one of our many qualified auditors. We will be happy to work with you towards lowering your energy bills this year. Being the top home insulation service providers in Mt. Vernon, your neighbors can vouch for our services and we’d be glad to have you on board as our client.