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Is Old Insulation Harming Your Indoor Air Quality & Costing You Money?

Just as your car needs to be maintained on a regular basis in order to operate at its peak capacity, so too does your home. Many Greenville, SC area homeowners go year after year without having their homes inspected to ensure that everything is operating the way it should be, meaning issues like poor air sealing, faulty HVAC systems and more can get worse and worse as time goes on.

At Benton Green Energy, one of the most common issues we run into in homes over a decade old is poor insulation. Old, dirty and thin insulation won’t do your home any favors in terms of energy efficiency, and it may even affect the health and safety of you and your family.

The solution? Let us remove it for you!

What’s In My Old Insulation?

Insulation is often considered to be out of sight, out of mind. We know it’s there, but how often do we actually pay attention to it? What many people don’t realize is that insulation (especially attic insulation) can accumulate a wide variety of gross things over time, like rodents, birds, roofing material, mold and other materials and pollutants. Unsurprisingly, this poses a major health risk that should never go overlooked.

As air passes through your insulation, it picks up contaminants and delivers them to your living spaces, leading to poor indoor air quality. This is dangerous for everyone — especially those already suffering from asthma, allergies or other respiratory conditions.

Our Insulation Removal Process

Insulation tends to wear down over a long enough period of time, which decreases its R-value (or thermal resistance) and makes conditioning the home more difficult. In the end, you’re left with high energy bills, an uncomfortable home and a potential indoor air quality problem.

At Benton Green Energy, our team believes nothing matters as much as the health, safety, and energy efficiency of your home. We use high-powered vacuums to remove old insulation, which allows us to identify any cracks and gaps in your home so that we can air seal them.

From there, we’ll work with you to choose the right insulation in order to achieve the recommended R-value. The results:

  • Improved indoor air quality

  • A healthier home environment

  • Reduced wear and tear on heating and cooling systems

  • Longer lasting heating and cooling systems

  • Lower energy bills

  • Reduced carbon footprint

  • Increased home resale value

Benton Green: Professional Insulation Removal in Upstate SC

Insulation removal — especially attic insulation removal — is essential for keeping your home as healthy, comfortable, and energy efficient as possible. If you’re looking for a professional attic insulation removal company in Upstate SC, get in touch with the team at Benton Green Energy. We proudly serve homeowners in Greenville, Simpsonville, Spartanburg, and the surrounding areas.

We stand by our work here at Benton Green Energy and are committed to improving homes throughout the Greenville, SC area. Ready to get started with your insulation retrofit? Contact us today to learn more about insulation removal or to schedule an appointment!

Installing new insulation? You’ll need insulation removal first.

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Scott Kelly, President of Carolina Heating Service

I first ran into Dean at a customer house several years ago. He was doing an energy audit where I was upgrading the HVAC system. Dean had recommended some upgrades to the home which greatly reduced the customer’s utility bill.