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Can Using The Proper Insulation Make An Impact On Our Environment?


Insulation acts as a barrier between inside and outside air, which allows home and business owners to use less energy to heat and cool their property. The less energy your home uses, the less impact it has on the environment. Using the right insulation is also crucial for your health and the planet. Below are three different kinds of insulation and their environmental impact:

Cellulose Insulation

Approximately 80 percent of the material used for cellulose insulation is consumer-recycled newspaper. Not only is cellulose insulation better for the occupants of a home or business, but it also keeps a significant amount of paper out of landfills, leading to a significant positive impact on the environment.

Reflective Insulation

As its name suggests, reflective insulation provides a barrier that reflects warm or cool air back into the home. It has no health hazards and is extremely versatile because it can also act as a vapor barrier, which is particularly useful in arid climates where humidifiers are more likely to be used.

Rigid foam is rising in popularity because it’s very practical and easy to install. Rigid Foam is typically one of the top choices of green builders thanks to its extremely low environmental impact.

For more information on insulation or to get a recommendation on the best type to use for your home or business, contact USI online to find a branch near you and get a free quote. USI believes that excellence in every step of the process and ensures timely completion and quality of service, time after time