Insulation the First Step in Saving Energy
An affordable solution to improve your comfort & energy efficiency in your home.Learn More
Interior & Exterior Wall Insulation
Washington Energy specializes in solutions for existing homes that have no insulation.Learn More
82% of homes have either no insulation or improperly installed insulation in the crawl space.Learn More
Attic & Crawl
Leaky or old ducts can have a significant affect on your comfort and energy savings.Learn More
Frequently Asked Insulation Questions
How much insulation should I have in my house?
The R value is a measurement of the insulation’s resistance to the change in heat. In general, a higher R-value number yields a better insulation. These R values take into account things like composition of the insulation and thickness, so how many inches of insulation you will need varies by product.
Can I have too much insulation in my house?
What about using newspaper as insulation?
Why is fiberglass insulation pink?
Is insulation green?
Why is insulation the first upgrade to do in energy saving?
What is a home energy audit?
A Home Energy Audit is:
- Series of tests targeting home performance concerns including comfort, efficiency and safety
- Tests Include: Infrared scan of home, Blower Door Test, Attic and Crawlspace video scan, Combustion safety testing and much more!
- Initial audit usually takes 3 hours. Follow up consultation with a Home Energy Specialist is included in price
Who performs the home energy audit?
- Our BPI Certified Home Performance Technicians trained in all aspects of home performance and building science
- Tech’s are fun, friendly and passionate about making homes comfortable and efficient
What happens after tests are conducted?
- A Home Energy Specialist will go over the report and results of your home energy audit
- You receive a prioritized action plan of choices that will improve your home’s comfort, efficiency and health
- You are now empowered to make smart choices that address your concerns with confidence!
Where is Washington Energy’s insulation based?
Are there insulation rebates for Washington residents?
Why do you recommend cellulose insulation?
We offer all types of insulation but like cellulose because it is environmentally friendly, flame retardant, rodents don’t like it, and it has the highest R-value per inch (energy efficiency) of all the blown-in insulations.
- It is environmentally friendly because it is essentially ground up, recycled newspapers.
- It is flame retardant because it is treated with a chemical called borate.
- Rodents won’t nest or eat cellulose, whereas they will with fiberglass.
- Cellulose has an R-value of 3.7 per inch whereas fiberglass has an R-value of 3 per inch.
We offer both cellulose and fiberglass insulation, so call us to learn more.