TAP® Pest Control Insulation is an environmentally responsible product, manufactured from 87.5% post-consumer content. In 2014, Pest Control Insulation re-filed, earned, and is proud to bear the ENERGY STAR® Seal & Insulate mark under the new, more stringent criteria.
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 as a voluntary partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers consumers and businesses energy-efficient solutions to save energy, save money, and help protect the environment for future generations.
ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy-efficient products and practices. ENERGY STAR recommends sealing the “thermal envelope” that surrounds your living space, including ceilings, outer walls, windows, doors, and floors. You can save on your heating and cooling bills and increase the comfort of your home by:
- Adding insulation to the recommended Resistance-Value (R-Value) for homes in your area
- Sealing air leaks
- Opt for ENERGY STAR qualified windows when replacing existing windows
According to ENERGY STAR:
Insulation helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. There are several common types of insulation—fiberglass (in both batt and blown forms), cellulose, rigid foam board, and spray foam. When correctly installed, insulation can deliver comfort and lower energy bills, especially during the hottest and coldest times of the year.
Insulation performance is measured by R-value—its ability to resist heat flow. Higher R-values mean more insulating power. Different R-values are recommended for walls, attics, basements and crawlspaces, depending on your area of the country. Because insulation works best when air is not moving through or around it, it is important to seal air leaks before installing insulation to ensure that you get the best performance.