Kozy Services – Insulation Services
Insulation solutions for your home are arguably some of the best upgrades you can make. Very few home improvements can save you so much money on your energy expenses, improve your home’s comfort, and also improve your indoor air quality…all while establishing a more eco-friendly home.
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Homeowners in Dallas do not have to worry about figuring out all the formulas and calculations to see if you have enough attic insulation or try and guess if your current insulation is safe.
At Kozy Services, we offer FREE in-home attic insulation assessments to determine if you have enough, need to replace, or have contaminated insulation.
The sad reality is most Texas area homes could use additional insulation, the proper type of insulation, and/or contaminated and unhealthy insulation removed.
Our vacuum insulation removal process is unique, safe, and effective for removing soiled, dated, or contaminated insulation from your attic.
Using high-powered removal equipment, we are able to remove all of the insulation in an attic without getting any of it in the living space of your home.
While most attic insulation removal companies tape up plastic sheeting all throughout your house, and charge you extra for this process, we utilize high-powered equipment to vacuum the old insulation out ensuring that none of the dust, debris or animal feces in the attic contaminates your house.
This is the safest and most practical way to remove old insulation from an attic.
Foil Radiant Barriers
A foil radiant barrier installed in your attic acts as a blanket between your home and the sun, reflecting 97% of the radiant heat from entering your attic and living space.
Blocking this heat with a radiant barrier will guarantee you a cooler home in the summer and a warmer home in the winter.
Most installation jobs take only one day to perform so you can start enjoying energy savings this week. Since radiant barriers can be installed in homes regardless of how much or how little insulation you have in your attic, your home is ready today.
Crawl Space Insulation
DFW Metroplex homes with a crawl space all tend to have a major problem with lack of insulation. If your crawlspace isn’t insulated properly, it could be costing you money and comfort.
The rising of air into your home from your crawl space brings up unwanted moisture and mold spores, as well as anything else that may be airborne in your crawl space.
When this air rises into your home, replacement air enters from the crawlspace. This replacement air is made up with unconditioned outside air that enters through crawl space vents and other crawl space leaks, which is typically filled with lots of moisture.
This natural upward air movement is called the “stack effect” (how chimneys work). Whatever filth is in the air at the lowest point eventually flows up into the living sections.
Up to 40% of the air we breathe on the first floor of our home comes from the crawl space.
The air from your heating and air conditioning system tends to leak out of small cracks and seeps into your attic through the attic opening/stairs area. Losing energy through windows and doorways is a common expectation, but considering the amount of heat lost through the attic, it just makes sense to stop one of the biggest holes, your attic stairs, with an attic tent.
Rather it is cold air you want to keep out or hot air from getting in, and attic tent helps “seal off” the attic area and keeps the offending air at bay. Additionally, attic tents help keep insulation, attic dust, bugs, and other “goodies” separated from your living area, which can improve indoor air quality.
Benefits of Attic Tents
- Creates an air-tight barrier, reducing energy loss year round
- Stops transfer of humidity, dust, and insulation particles
- Insufficient attic ventilation can bring on destructive effects to the roofing area of your home.
- Reduces Energy Bills
- One of the simplest “upgrades” you can do to start saving money immediately
Air Leak Sealing
There are many places that air leaks can be detected in the average Dallas area home that should be taken into account.
Areas that need to be checked for air leaks, where air either enters inside or escapes outside, are windows, doors, cracks, holes, gaps, electrical outlets, knee walls (short wall in a room with sloped ceiling), attic and attic hatch, crawl space (rim joists, where foundation meets wood framing), vents (such as bathroom fan or kitchen fan and dryer vents), open soffits (box that hides recessed lights), furnace flue or fireplace, duct chase ways (the hollow box that hides ducts) wiring holes, plumbing stack vent, and outdoor faucets.
Home air leak sealing will make your home more cost-effective (reducing energy bills), make it more energy efficient, (holding a steady temperature without excess moisture), and improve your indoor air quality.