Adding Applegate Insulation to a new or existing home is an investment which saves energy month after month and year after year; and Applegate is in the optimum range of performance vs. price. Pound for pound Applegate Cellulose Insulation is more effective at reducing energy costs then glass, and while foams may provide a higher R-Value per inch, it comes at an astronomical environmental and economic price, taking years longer to pay for itself. Using Applegate Cellulose Insulation in new construction may not cost you anything, as you may be able to use a smaller and thus cheaper Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. This is due to Applegate reducing the heating and cooling demands placed on the HVAC. Adding Applegate to your existing home may pay for itself in as little as a year.
Applegate Cellulose Insulation is an extremely effective natural insulation born out of Applegate's 30 years of insulation experience which has resulted in an insulation with a high R-Value, high recycled content and it also significantly reduces air leakage which is a primary factor in energy loss and thus high utility bills.
As the outside air comes into a home and the air inside a home goes outside - moisture, pollutants and temperature go with it. Applegate by reducing air flow through walls and attics, reduces the demands placed on your HVAC system. Allowing it to run less and more efficiently.
In existing homes the payback may be as little as a year. Adding Applegate can even increase the life of your HVAC system by helping minimize the wear and tear your system receives by minimizing the demand and number of cycles (on / off) it goes through. The reduced demand placed on the HVAC can make a formerly marginal unit effective at giving you the comfort you desire.
In a new home the reduced air flow resulting from Applegate can allow a smaller and cheaper HVAC system to be installed which uses less energy over the life of the building! The reduced cost of the HVAC system can be enough to cover the cost of Applegate - meaning that using Applegate may not cost you anything, and it still saves energy every month and year! Applegate Insulation can be considered money in the bank!
A good analogy is the difference in miles per gallon your car gets in highway and city driving. A car gets better millage on highways because there are less starts and stops - it takes a lot of energy to get a car or HVAC system going from a stopped position. In a well insulated new home, a small properly sized HVAC unit may run longer per cycle than a bigger unit, but like a car on a highway it uses less energy over the course of a day.
An additional investment made with Applegate is fire safety. Many have realized that Applegate not only makes sense from a financial investment - but also as an insurance investment! Applegate Insulation provides superior fire protection compared to glass and foam insulations.
Applegate not only saves energy, but in the case of a fire it could help save your life and help minimize damages!
Applegate Cellulose Insulation provides up to 55% better fire resistance than glass by greatly restricting the flow of oxygen which can reach a fire and by being one of the few building materials which is treated with fire retardants. The fossil fuels used to make most foams can contribute as a fuel source and result in toxic fumes when ignited. Foam's require a 15 minute fire barrier to give occupants time to escape in the case of a fire. Applegate slows the spread of a fire giving you far more time to escape and reducing the damage done to one's home and property!
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