Of all the ways that you can reduce your energy consumption when it comes to heating and cooling, insulation is the most cost-effective. Without proper insulation, your HVAC has to work overtime to heat and cool your home, which is not only costing you money; it is putting a lot of wear and tear on your entire HVAC system. According to statistics, adding insulation can cut your energy consumption by as much as 40%.
Home Energy Evaluations
The only way to know where your energy consumption falls is to do a home energy evaluation. A home energy audit lets us assess your current usage and make recommendations about how to cut your energy costs. Once we understand your overall home or building energy efficiency, we can implement changes to reduce your energy needs and monthly costs. Insulation is one of the most affordable and lasting ways to cut your carbon footprint, and with the money you will save, it will pretty much pay for itself. Insulation will also help to keep you comfortable year-round by shoring up those places in your home that have drafts and air leaks that heating and cooling simply can’t get to.
A blower door test is a reliable way to measure potential home leaks. The way energy is measured is by determining the air infiltration of your home after it is depressurized. We make recommendations to lower your home’s air filtration, which in turn will help to lower your heating and cooling costs. The blower door test uses a smoke stick to identify vulnerabilities in your home where the air is leaking.
Our Insulation Process
Not only is it possible for tiny air leaks to make their way indoors and lower your HVAC energy efficiency; those tiny cracks are also excellent points of entry for pests. Our mission is twofold: to save you monthly utility costs, and to close up areas where pests may be entering. Once we identify where pests and outdoor air are gaining access, we devise a plan to insulate appropriately to keep the great outdoors and its creatures outdoors!
Comprehensive Pest Control With the Advantage of Enhanced Energy Efficiency
At Precision Pest & Home Services, our mission is to provide a barrier of protection against pests and rodents by identifying any places where your dwelling is vulnerable. By thoroughly investigating your home or office, we can devise a treatment plan to tackle our findings from all angles. That means we not only stop pests from making their way in; we help to lower your energy costs and make your home more comfortable both in the hot summer and cold winter weather. Contact us today for a thorough home energy audit!
Precision Pest & Homes Services is proud to provide the Charleston area with the TAP Pest Control Insulation system. We are one of the few providers in Charleston to offer it to area homeowners. TAP is a dual insulation product that helps to insulate your home while also keeping pests at bay.
By insulating your home with the TAP system, you not only increase your energy efficiency; you can live pest-free and prevent pests from invading your home- even in spaces that are most prone to harbor pests, like attics and crawl spaces.
Currently, we offer the following, which all include the TAP Pest Control Insulation:
- Attic Capping
- A New Home Program
- Attic Restoration
- And A Crawl Space Program that Features ComfortTherm Encapsulated Crawl Space Insulation
The Benefits of the TAP Pest Control Insulation System
The TAP Pest Control Insulation System stands for Thermal, Acoustical, and Pest Control Insulation, and it is an acoustical and thermal insulation product that also helps to control pests and is eco-friendly. And the main component of the TAP System is recycled paper, saving landfills around the globe from excess waste.
Recycled paper is converted to smaller sizes and then it goes through a finer process that helps to explode the paper fibers into an absorbent source that is combined with borates. This is what the industry considers a “loose-fill” insulation that is installed using a blowing mechanism into attics or wall voids in new construction. Once placed, it can reduce heating and cooling energy costs by as much as 30% yearly, and it might also help consumers qualify for government tax credits.
TAP also helps to control pests that burrow in walls and attics like ants, roaches, silverfish, and termites. Therefore, it is a long-term strategy to also prevent pest problems to protect the structure of your home while increasing energy efficiency.
How Does TAP Pest Control Insulation Work?
The TAP Pest Control System is a viable solution to nesting pests, and it is also one of the highest-performing insulation products. It enhances energy efficiency as much as 32% more than other traditional insulation products on the market. Because it is a loose-fill system, it also reaches the cracks and crevices in attics, crawlspaces, and walls, unlike roll insulation.
The TAP Pest Control System also provides acoustical protection for your home and requires less energy and time to produce, so it is a green alternative to pest control, acoustical control, and energy efficiency all in one.
How Does TAP Pest Control Insulation Compare to Traditional Insulation?
Insulation consists of a material with a greater R-Value than other comparable insulation products on the market. That means that less material is required to protect your home from cold during the winter and heat during the summer. It is also a pesticide that is currently registered with the EPA, but it is NOT just treated.
Treated insulation, which is the norm, is treated with chemicals that are meant to control pests, but they do not do anything to protect a home’s structure like the TAP Pest Control System.
While traditional treated insulation cannot make claims about pesticide protection, the TAP Pest control insulation system can; it also comes with a lifetime warranty that you don’t get from other products.
The addition of the TAP Attic Capping Program and the TAP Crawl Space Insulation System featuring ComfortTherm poly-encapsulated fiberglass batts is an excellent addition to reduce cold floors, sound, and energy costs. When you install it in the crawl space, ComfortTherm produces a warmer floor and also helps to cut down on sound coming from the crawl space. That helps to further reduce your energy costs.
Attic Capping with TAP Pest Control Insulation
When there is damage to the attic insulation, it can have a profound effect on your overall thermal and acoustical protection, and it can even lead to health hazards. The heat of your attic space is also a beacon for insects and pests looking for a warm place to hide, and when they do, they leave behind fecal material that can be hazardous to your health. Additionally, the damaged insulation can become airborne and circulate in your home by entering through soffits.
The TAP Attic Restoration System is an excellent way to restore your thermal protection, reduce the hazards of blowing fiberglass insulation in your home, and remove any pest or rodent waste that can lead to health concerns for your family.
When you use traditional fiberglass insulation in a crawl space, it can lead to mildew and mold growth that can be hazardous to your health; it can also become a breeding ground for pests and rodents. It is not uncommon for crawl space insulation to sag with age, and when it comes into contact with moisture, age, and the weight of people walking above it, it can drop between floor joists and become useless at helping your home’s thermal envelope.
The TAP Crawlspace Insulation System featuring ComfortTherm poly-encapsulated fiberglass batts helps to reduce cold floors, reduce sound, and improve your home’s energy efficiency. It is an effective way to lower your cooling and heating costs year-round.
The Advantages of Using ComfortTherm
- Thermal Efficiency
- Damage Resistance
- Non-Combustible and Fire-Resistant
- Moisture Control