Insulation

The Fifth Fuel Insulation, VA

Many older homes in Northern Virginia and Metro DC lack sufficient insulation. Unfortunately, this creates many comfort and energy efficiency issues, causing high heating and cooling bills, drafts, temperature fluctuations, and uneven indoor temperatures.

Upgrading home insulation is an effective solution, as thermal insulation prevents the transfer of heat and cold into the home. The Fifth Fuel has over 30 years of experience in residential insulation and is skilled in air sealing and insulating attics, walls, crawlspaces, and more. We can use an infrared camera to help assess where more insulation would benefit home energy efficiency and comfort.

The Fifth Fuel installs cellulose, fiberglass, and spray foam insulation. In many cases, we also air seal homes at the same time, creating greater benefit from the energy efficiency work. The Fifth Fuel begins home insulation projects by first removing old insulation and then typically air sealing gaps and crack to stop air leaks. This helps prevent air from entering and leaving the home, boosting the effectiveness and durability of the insulation.

We are certified by both BPI (Building Performance Institute) and RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network), ensuring a high level of expertise on every insulation project. The Fifth Fuel is a locally owned and operated company that has earned a strong reputation throughout Northern Virginia and Metro D.C. for providing effective energy efficiency solutions.

Ready to evaluate your home's insulation? Get in touch with us or call 703-368-1479!

Many older homes in the greater Washington DC area do not have adequate insulation. With warm summers and cold winters, home insulation is very important for comfort and energy efficiency in Northern Virginia and Metro Maryland. Cellulose insulation is a great way to cut home energy bills and boost comfort.
The Fifth Fuel Spray Foam Insulation, VA
The Northern Virginia and Metro Maryland areas have many beautiful older homes. Unfortunately, many of these homes are drafty and have high energy bills. With 30 years of experience in energy conservation, The Fifth Fuel can get at the root of home comfort issues and help you stay comfortable year-round.
The Fifth Fuel Fiberglass Insulation, VA
Most homes have insufficient insulation, according to the Department of Energy. This is especially true in the Northern Virginia and Metro Maryland areas, where we have many historic homes that haven’t had insulation upgrades. Making energy efficiency upgrades with fiberglass insulation is a great way to lower heating and cooling bills, while increasing indoor comfort.
The Fifth Fuel Attic Insulation, VA
Did you know that the average American household spends around 54% of their total energy dollars on space heating and cooling alone? The Department of Energy reports that having a properly insulated attic can shave up to 50% off current heating and cooling bills while still keeping indoor environments comfortable.
The Fifth Fuel Crawlspace Encapsulation, VA

Crawlspaces are typically dark, musty places that people avoid. Although moisture issues in your ventilated dirt crawlspace may go unnoticed, they can affect the indoor air quality and comfort of your Northern Virginia and Metro DC home.

Air leaks in, causing the HVAC system to work harder to compensate. Excess moisture encourages mold, dust mite, and some insect and pest populations in most crawlspaces. In more severe cases, high moisture levels and condensation can cause wood rot and structural damage to the wood framing and insulation.

The Fifth Fuel Wall Insulation, VA
Most homes lack sufficient insulation, according to the Department of Energy. This is especially true in Northern Virginia and Metro DC, where we have many older homes. Holes in exterior walls and gaps and cracks around windows and doors allows conditioned (heated and cooled) air to leak out. In fact, exterior walls can account for 35% of the heat loss in a home!
The Fifth Fuel Insulation Removal, VA
Home insulation is very important for keeping homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Unfortunately, insulation can become degraded over time, reducing its effectiveness and its R-value (or thermal resistance). In fact, replacing old insulation can make homes much more energy efficient and comfortable while benefitting the environment and indoor air quality.

Stay cozy and comfortable year-round.

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I thought you might be interested to know that the night following the insulation work you and your crew did in our attic Tuesday, the temperature in most of the house (except the addition) only went down to 62F, even though the outside temperature was below freezing. This means that the heating system probably did not turn on once, since we set the thermostat at 60F every night. That has to start translating into energy savings for us.

J.R.
Arlington, VA

Solving Comfort Issues and High Utility Bills in Cape Cod Style Homes

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Fifth Fuel Blog 1, VA

Cape Cod-style homes date back to 17 century New England, where these charming homes were designed to withstand the elements. The homes are compact and have a simple rectangular footprint. A steep roof helped shed snow, relatively low ceilings made it easier to heat, and shutters helped keep wind out during storms.

The revival of the Cape Cod homes began in the late 1920s and lasted for several decades. We now have many such homes throughout Northern Virginia and Metro Maryland.