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Understanding R-Values

What is R-Value?

Insulation is identified and labeled by its R-Value, which measures insulation’s thermal resistance or how well is holds back heat. The higher the R-Value… the better. For example, bare concrete walls are about R-1, while attic insulation in a newly built home in Houston is about R-44.

How Do I Know If My Insulation R-Value Is Adequate?

The only way to know for sure is to visually inspect the insulation. However there are other factors to consider including the size of your home, the age and efficiency of your heating and cooling systems and more.

The energy experts at Village Plumbing & Home Services are highly trained and skilled professionals. They understand all aspects of heating, cooling, ventilation and insulation to create the most comfortable and energy efficient environment for you and your family.

For the greatest impact and savings upgrade your attic insulation from three inches to 12 inches and you could save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs. To find more ways to save call the energy experts at Village today!

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