The experts at Dolphin Insulation and many other contractors use “cellulose” as its Green product of choice.
Online PR News – 18-February-2013 –Dolphin Insulation, a Boston Insulation contractor has been servicing homeowners in eastern Massachusetts for many years; making homes much more comfortable in all seasons. However, many consumers still have misconceptions about which is the best “green” product to insulate a home;
The experts at Dolphin Insulation, outside of Boston present a number of things to consider for homeowners:
The Composition of cellulose is Non-Toxic: Green from start to finish, cellulose is shredded and ground up, recycled, unread newspaper, which is then coated with a non-toxic mineral (borate) to make the insulation fire retardant.It is the least costly to manufacture between the other popular insulators of fiberglass and foam.
Green Insulation such as Cellulose Stops Drafts: Cellulose has been known to stop drafts. The product is packed very tight in the home, unlike fiberglass and other forms of insulation. Because of this, drafts are virtually eliminated in the home.
Green Insulation such as Cellulose is Consistent: Cellulose is denser that fiberglass creating a high resistance to air flow and drafts. Fluctuations in temperature do not decrease the effectiveness of the insulation. Cellulose settles better (R-value of 3.0 per inch) than fiberglass (R-value of 2.1 to 2.7 per inch).
There Are No Known Health Risks in Using Cellulose: No adverse health effects from cellulose have been identified to date. The minerals used to make the cellulose fire retardant are safe for humans but does repel rodents, insects and mold.
“Cellulose insulation will make the home more comfortable, seal drafts, establish a thermal barrier and give an immediate return on investment through energy savings in both winter and summer,” states Chris Alphen, owner of Dolphin Insulation.
More valuable information for homeowners can be found in this educational video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgWWSgST8is
About Dolphin Insulation:
Dolphin Insulation is located outside of Boston in Littleton, Massachusetts. The insulation contractor offers a number of services including insulation, air sealing and whole house systems. All team members are schooled and certified through the Building Performance Institute and understand that a home is a system and needs to work together with other parts of the home. Dolphin Insulation is a family-owned and operated business. Find out more at: http://www.dolphin-insulation.com/ or 800-987-8815.