G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Insulation’

What Types of Insulation Are Out There?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Even if you know very little about the construction of homes, you are probably familiar with the notion of insulation. If you want to heat your home efficiently in the winter and cool it affordably in the summer, then you need to have the right amount of insulation installed in the right places throughout that home. Not only must you have the right amount of insulation rated at the appropriate R-value, though; you must also have the right type of insulation in Everett, WA.

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Don’t Forget About the Important Role That Insulation Plays in the Summer Season

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

A lot of homeowners associate insulation with cold weather, when we insulate ourselves from the cold temperatures outdoors. While this is obviously a huge part of insulation’s purpose, it is not the only function that it serves. Insulation is also vital during the warmer summer months, when we use it to prevent unwanted heat from infiltrating our homes. If you do not have sufficient insulation in Everett, WA as we move into the warmer time of the year, you are going to encounter a number of different problems. Fortunately for you, our technicians are here to help you to get the most from your insulation.

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Is My Insulation Sufficient? 3 Signs of Trouble

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

When it comes to owning a home, nothing is quite so needlessly detrimental as adopting an out of sight, out of mind attitude. You really need to think of your home as a system, and many of the components in that system simply are not readily visible. This does not mean that they are not instrumental in ensuring the success of the system that is your house, though. Your insulation in Everett, WA, for instance, is largely hidden from view. It may be exposed in places, but we guarantee that there is a lot more of it that you cannot see than you can. This insulation is hard at work all year long, and problems with it can cause serious headaches.

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Is Your Insulation Sufficient for the Coldest Time of the Year?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Your insulation is tasked with preventing excessive heat transfer between the interior space of your home and the outdoor environment throughout the entire year. This means that, during the winter season, your insulation will help to prevent the energy that you use to heat the air in your home from going to waste. If your insulation is subpar, it is not going to perform this vital task as successfully as it ought to. Below are a few examples of signs that your insulation in Everett, WA is just not up to task. If you think that you could use new or improved insulation in your home, schedule service with the insulation and efficiency experts here at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.

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The Role that Insulation Plays in the Winter Season

Monday, October 12th, 2015

With the impending winter season just around the corner, you’ve hopefully started to get your heater ready for the coldest time of the year. Scheduling routine heating maintenance and ensuring that you have enough fuel on site are a few ways in which to do so. Just remember, though, that there are more factors to consider if you are hoping to enjoy true comfort throughout the winter season, some of which exist outside of your heating system itself. Your insulation in Everett, WA, for instance, plays a major role in the home heating process. If you have any cause for concern regarding the insulation in your home, remember to schedule your insulation services with the trained professionals on our staff. 

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Why You Need the Right Amount of Insulation

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Homeowners have a lot on their plates when it comes to keeping their homes comfortable throughout the year. You must have a reliable air conditioner and an effective heater, and they must be professionally installed and serviced. However, many homeowners overlook one vital piece of the comfort puzzle: their insulation. If you do not have the right amount of insulation in your home, or if that insulation is not of the right efficiency, measured in R-values, then there is just no way in which you can hope to live in the comprehensive comfort that you deserve. We’ve put together some information regarding the need for proper insulation in Everett, WA. Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric with any questions that you may have. 

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Indicators of Insufficient Insulation

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Many people tend to think of cold winter weather when hearing about insulation, but it is important to note that insulation is equally as important during the summer season as it is throughout the winter. This is because insulation is not designed to keep your home warm, exactly, but rather to prevent excessive heat transfer into or out of the home. That being said, it should be obvious that insufficient insulation in North Seattle can lead to serious problems throughout the entire year. Of course, your insulation is hidden away behind walls and above ceilings, so simply looking over your insulation for signs of trouble is not really an option. Read the following tips, and schedule your insulation services with the pros at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc.

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Is Your Home Sufficiently Insulated?

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Nowadays, with energy costs being as high as they are, homeowners are very concerned about heating and cooling their homes effectively while also doing so in the most affordable manner possible. One of the main factors influencing heating and cooling efficiency is the amount and integrity of the insulation therein. Put simply, without sufficient insulation in your home, you are never going to see the level of performance or efficiency quality that you hope to from your heating and cooling systems. The good news is that great insulation services in North Seattle are never more than a phone call away. Contact G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today to have your home properly insulated by qualified technicians.

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What Type of Insulation to Use

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Insulating a home sufficiently is one of the best steps to take in the pursuit of great efficiency without the sacrifice of comfort. By installing the right amount of insulation in your home, wherever it may be needed, you can prevent the unwanted heat transfer that allows heat to seep out of your home during the winter season, as you run your heater to warm your living space, and that which allows heat to make its way into your home during the summer months, even as you use your air conditioner to cool your residence down.

Remember, though, that using the right type of insulation in Northgate is every bit as integral to successfully insulating your home as using the right amount of insulation is. Here are a few tips from the pros at G&S Heating, Cooling and Electrical, Inc. to help you better understand the types of insulation available, as well as in what situations they are best utilized.

Blanket insulation, including batt and roll options, is among the most common of insulating options. This type of insulation is perfect for fitting into unfinished walls, as well as floors and ceilings. It is fairly inexpensive, but does require a considerable amount of accessibility in order to fit it into applicable spaces. Foam board insulation is another great option for such interior applications. It must be cut to size, though, and requires the same level of accessibility for unfinished spaces.

If you are looking to add insulation to finished areas, such as wall cavities and existing closed walls, then blown-in insulation is a great method to use. Such insulating materials are generally recycled and environmentally friendly, and the method of blowing the insulation into the wall requires little in the way of an access  point. If you are trying to insulate an area with considerable obstructions, this is a smart way to go.

Spray foam insulation is a similarly convenient option for such tricky areas of the home, and is exceptionally well-suited for instances in which insulation that can stand up to very high temperatures is needed. This type of of insulation is sprayed into the area requiring further insulation. The foam expands to fill the space, dries, and hardens. Needless to say, this type of material must be handled by trained professionals.

If you want to boost energy efficiency and comfort levels in your home, then insulating it appropriately is a must. We have the answers and services you need when it comes to insulation in Northgate.

If  you have any further questions regarding what types of insulation are available to you, just call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today.

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Where Do I Need Insulation in My Home?

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Insulation is a really big part of making your home as energy efficient and comfortable as possible. Though you may never see it under normal circumstances, you should devote special attention to getting your insulation checked on a semi-regular basis. Where is insulation actually required in order to do the most good, though? Let’s take a look at some of the places where it is most important to have insulation in your home.


Remember, the point of insulation is to inhibit the transfer of heat. Heat will always attempt to move from areas of high concentration to areas of low concentration. In a house, those to areas will switch depending on the season. In summer, when it’s really hot outside, all that heat will attempt to enter the home where it’s cooler. In winter, the heat inside the home will constantly try to escape to the cold outside. Insulation inhibits this heat transfer, which means it should be installed in those areas that are otherwise the easiest for heat to move through. Exterior walls are some of the most important of these places. The better insulated the exterior walls of your home are, the harder it’s going to be for heat to actually enter or leave the home.

The Attic

The same rules hold true for the attic as for the exterior walls of your home. Along with moving to areas of low concentration, heat also has a tendency to rise. This makes the attic a prime location for heat transfer, especially for homes that use forced air systems as heaters. You’d be horrified to learn how many homes have excellent wall insulation, but still feel hot in summer and drafty in the winter because they have almost no insulation in their attics. If you don’t properly insulate the attic, you are leaving the entire house open to heat transfer in the most inconvenient ways.

If you aren’t sure about the state of your home’s insulation, call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. We provide a full range of insulation services throughout Lake Stevens.

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