The Benefits of Cellulose Insulation

Homeowners in Michigan know that a comfortable home requires quality insulation. Winters in Michigan can be brutally cold, and summers can get well over 100 degrees in certain places. With such weather extremes, sound insulation is a must when it comes to keeping your house at the right temperature. No insulation provides the same thermal performance as cellulose insulation.

Here at Applegate Home Comfort, we have been helping Michigan residents with their HVAC needs since 1952. We can help you with your heating and cooling needs in Lansing, Michigan and naturally this involves home heating repair during the winter months. Before you contact our Okemos, Michigan office, let our experts explain the many benefits of cellulose insulation.

What is Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose is a type of insulation that’s made from plant fibers and shredded newspaper. These materials are milled and treated with boric acid to become flame retardant. Cellulose is applied as a spray into the walls or roof cavities of the home. There are four types of cellulose insulation:

  • Low Dust Cellulose: Low dust cellulose is treated with a small amount of oil or dust dampener to minimize the amount of dust throughout the insulation.
  • Spray-Applied Cellulose: This type of cellulose is mixed with water and a moisture retardant. It can then be sprayed onto a new wall construction.
  • Dry Cellulose: This is a loose fill version of cellulose insulation that is most likely to be found in residential homes.
  • Stabilized Cellulose: This type of cellulose includes a small amount of water that activates an adhesive when materials are mixed together.

What are the Benefits of Cellulose Insulation?

Cellulose provides the best thermal performance out of the major types of insulation. Further, it fits snugly into tight spaces, around pipes, and ultimately creates fewer air pockets than other types of insulation. With its thermal efficiency, you’ll find that you can use less energy than with other types of insulation. Not to mention that cellulose insulation is itself made in an environmentally friendly manner, utilizing a variety of recycled materials. Cellulose is so tightly packed that it minimizes sounds between walls within the house. These are a few of the reasons as to why cellulose insulation is the clear front runner.

Upgrade Your Insulation With Applegate Home Comfort!

If you’re in need of quality cellulose insulation with Applegate Home Comfort, we are a mere phone call away. You can contact us online or give us a call at 517.337.7700 to schedule an appointment today!


Keeping your home comfortable, clean and safe is our main goal at Applegate Home Comfort. Most of our customers come to us looking for our quality cooling and heating services, but today we want to also highlight the products we offer to help maintain your home between services. Whether health and safety are your top priorities or comfort and efficiency are more your thing, we’ve got you covered with a wide range of products.

Read on below to learn more about the products we offer to our Michigan area customers, or, if you already know which product you’d like to purchase, click here now to head to our page!

3 Ways to Keep Your Home Protected, Safe and Comfortable

1. Humidifiers and De-Humidifiers

If you’ve lived in the Midwest for long, you’ll know just how intense the summer humidity can be. Furthermore, ongoing humidity causes damage to your home and furniture, leading to issues like mold, mildew and a compromised home structure. Mold, as most of us know, is also a safety issue when it comes to the health of those living inside your home. In fact, symptoms of mold exposure include headaches, sinusitis, joint pain, chronic cough, fatigue and memory or concentration issues. Safe to say, mold is a big deal! Purchasing a dehumidifier significantly lowers the risk of mold.

Similar to humidity, dry air can have lasting and harmful effects on your home and health. During colder, winter months, the dry air from your furnace can wreak havoc on your skin, airways, furniture, and home. To combat issues like these, we recommend purchasing a humidifier to create an optimal home environment.

2. Clean Air Solutions

Most people think of smog and air pollution as existing outside of their homes and are shocked to find out that the air quality inside their homes actually tends to be worse. A mix of outside pollutants, pet dander, chemicals from cleaners and fragrances, possible radon or mold, dust mites and volatile gasses from furniture (such as fire-retardants) all lead to pretty polluted air.

In order to combat these allergens and irritants, Applegate offers two different types of air purifiers to keep air quality inside your home optimal and healthy. Our Central Air Cleaners are hooked into your cooling and heating and essentially filter harmful substances and dust out of your air. Similarly, we also offer UV Air Purifiers, which connect to your cooling system to eradicate mold spores which tend to grow in that moist environment. Both options are wonderful additions to any Michigan home.

3. Home Standby Generators 

During harsh Michigan winters, severe storms and outages are a definite possibility. While it’s not fun to think about the likelihood of such an event, we believe that the saying, “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” absolutely applies here! Not only are the generators we offer made by one the leading suppliers backup power, but they also have the ability to power your home for multiple days in the event of an emergency giving you peace of mind should you ever need it.

Unbeatable Services and Quality Home Products by Applegate

If you’re ready to begin the process of protecting and upgrading your home, give us a call!  We’re happy to assist with your questions and concerns and will confidently help you determine which services and products will best fit your needs. Call 517-337-7700 to schedule your free consultation today, or click here for more information about our company!