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Benefits Of Formaldehyde-Free Insulation

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At AirOne Heating & Air Conditioning we perform a variety of services and one of those is installing insulation. We prefer to use Johns Manville Climate Pro Formaldehyde-free insulation because of its health and performance benefits. To understand why we prefer this insulation, below is a discussion of what formaldehyde is and what the benefits are in reducing your exposure to it, as well as more information on this particular insulation.

What is Formaldehyde?

Formaldehyde is a common industrial and commercial gas with no color but a very strong smell. The two types of formaldehyde resins are urea formaldehyde (UF) and phenol formaldehyde (PF) and both release formaldehyde gas, though PF does so at lower levels than UF. Neither type of formaldehyde is preferred, but UF causes the greatest health concerns because it does emit higher levels of gas.

Symptoms That Can Be Caused By Formaldehyde

Some fiberglass insulation uses both or either UF or PF in their insulation formulas to help bind the fibers together. Formaldehyde can potentially cause adverse health effects including eye, nose, ear, and throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, headaches, and allergic reactions. These symptoms are not guaranteed when using formaldehyde insulation but they are a possibility.

Reducing Health Concerns

It’s not hard to see why avoiding these symptoms would be beneficial. Just by eliminating the use of formaldehyde in your insulation and reducing your exposure to the gas, you reduce your risk of harming your body and developing these issues. These health concerns are one of the main reasons we love to use a formaldehyde-free insulation. We recommend Johns Manville Climate Pro Formaldehyde-free insulation because, not having formaldehyde in its solution, these concerns do not exist.

Sulfate-Free Insulation

Their insulation is also environmentally friendly and easier than others to maintain. One of the key features of this insulation is that it is sulfate free. The importance of this is that it won’t cause noxious odors or corrode pipes and wiring, leading to less hassle in the long run. It is made of long, resilient glass fibers with a bio-based binder that is health and environmentally friendly.

Thermal Resistance Properties

Johns Manville Climate Pro Formaldehyde-free insulation has thermal resistance properties to help maintain a home’s temperature. It is an innovative product because of its unique design that performs better than many other products, without the harmful chemicals.

The Importance of Versatility

The insulation can be installed in a variety of different material constructions, in residential or commercial settings, and in new construction or adding to existing spaces. Its versatility is another great reason we love this product because it fits almost any job and any need.

Save on Energy Costs

Insulation is an important and easy way to keep your energy costs down. It can be expensive in the beginning to have better insulation installed, but in the long run, the money saved on your energy bill and the improved performance of your heating and cooling system is well worth it. Beyond saving money, though, having better insulation in your home improves overall air quality, improving your health.

Insulation is Important!

Having good insulation is very important and is a very easy adjustment to make. Because of the benefits of Johns Manville Formaldehyde-free insulation, we use it in most of our products and would love to help you find out about your options for insulation installation. For more information about updating the insulation in your home or business, contact AirOne Heating & Air Conditioning, located in San Marcos, TX.

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