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The Cellulose Story From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"The word cellulose comes from the French word for a living cellule and glucose, which is sugar. Building insulation is low-thermal-conductivity material used to separate the internal climate and sounds of a building from external climate and sounds. Cellulose insulation is plant fiber used in wall and roof cavities to separate the inside and outside of the building thermally and acoustically."
A Brief History
Cellulose has the distinction of being the very oldest insulating material used in our homes. Types of cellulosic material include newspapers and cardboard, straw, and even sawdust.

Cellulose came into its own during the early 1970's as oil embargos caused energy prices to become very high leading to increased awareness of the need for low cost energy conservation measures.

Cellulose insulation soon gained national attention as a great low cost method to insulate American homes and significantly (20 to 40%) reduce their heating and cooling costs.

Today, environmental concerns have again pushed the insulating advantages of cellulose to the forefront. Made from almost 85% recyclable materials, and containing up to 65 times less embodied energy than foam insulation, cellulose is indeed the Greenest of the Green insulation materials!
Why Insulate If you want to conserve energy, lower your home energy costs reduce noise levels and improve the level of comfort in your home, then properly installed cellulose is by far the superior, all natural insulating product that can meet those goals.

Let our staff give you a professional evaluation of your home. Our expert crews are trained in air sealing and installation procedures that will save you money at the same time you are "going green".

We offer a wide range of products and services that can meet your needs to save money and reduce your energy usage.
Attic Insulation The most effective and easiest way to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency for your home can also be the most cost effective.
Celulose - Warmer in Winter | Cooler in Summer
Increasing attic insulation will make it easier for your heating/cooling system to operate. In some cases, just by improving attic insulation, you can reduce your homes overall energy consumption by 20% or more.

Applegate Cellulose Insulation has a higher density, R-value and a superior application method than many other insulations.

Alabama Energy Pros provides superb energy savings along with a significant reduction in air infiltration, resulting in outstanding long-term value and return on investment.
Applegate Cellulose Insulation meets and often exceeds tough fire standards providing increased safety and peace of mind.
Applegate Cellulose Insulation is also made of up to 85% American recycled materials, making Applegate one of the greenest insulations. Applegate Cellulose Insulation meets and often exceeds tough fire standards providing increased safety and peace of mind.

Many of the properties of Applegate Cellulose Insulation which result in fire resistance and a reduction in air infiltration also contribute to Applegates' superior performance in abating airborne sound.

Regardless of the age of your home, we're confident that you'll agree that Applegate is your insulation solution. Alabama Energy Pros is the sustainable solution to your home energy, sound control and safety needs.
The Applegate Comfort Advantage Comfort you can feel

Alabama Energy Pros's high-density, interlaced natural fibers result in an effective R-value. Independent comparison studies by various institutions are upholding the long held belief that cellulose significantly outperforms other insulations.
Celulose - Warmer in Winter | Cooler in Summer
Engineers found that cellulose reduced air infiltration by 38% versus fiberglass, while the cellulose structure needed 26% less energy to heat. After a nine hour, overnight heat loss test, the cellulose structure was seven degrees warmer than its fiberglass counterpart. The difference can be attributed to both the manner of installation and the real world R-value performances of the two materials.

Cellulose insulation is sprayed or blown into walls, where it conforms to cavities and surrounds wiring and other obstacles to create a tight, monolithic thermal barrier. Fiberglass batts, on the other hand, must be cut and pieced together, leaving gaps, voids and areas of compression.
STC Ratings - Sound Transmission Class is used to measure the sound resistance of a wall.
Comfort you can hear A quiet home should be relaxing and serene. Alabama Energy Pros quiets a home better than fiberglass by reducing air infiltration through wall cavities. Applegate Cellulose completely fills the intended space making it difficult for sound to pass.

Unwanted noise affects comfort, concentration and behavior.
Tests conducted by a fiberglass manufacturer reveal that the actual performance of batts can be 14% to 45% less than their labeled R-value when gaps and voids associated with normal batt installation are considered.
By insulating the interior walls of a home you will be able to enjoy the comfort of participating in different activities simultaneously throughout the building without the associated noise. Alabama Energy Pros's sound control is also ideal for businesses and multi-family homes. Comfort you can enjoy With Applegate you can have true peace of mind knowing that you received true value. Tests conducted by a fiberglass manufacturer reveal that the actual performance of batts can be 14% to 45% less than their labeled R-value when gaps and voids associated with normal batt installation are considered.

With Alabama Energy Pros cellulose insulation, you receive the insulation performance you paid for.
The "Greenest" of the GREEN How Green is Applegate Cellulose?

Performance Comfort Safety
These three factors, both independently and combined, are reason enough to install Alabama Energy Pros.

But there is another reason that is often overlooked:

When you chose Applegate Cellulose Insulation you help protect the environment.
Recycled Content
Insulation is an excellent, high quality end use for materials that would otherwise be dumped into landfills.

Applegate Cellulose Insulation contains up to 85% recycled paper, and is up to 50% more effective than other insulations! It's green from start to finish!
"Greener" than Others?
Insulation is inherently green because it increases the energy efficiency of homes and buildings.

But are some insulations "greener" than others?

It's worth a look, especially with the strong interest in environmental responsibility.
Emissions
Standing outside an Applegate plant, one can hear humming motors but there are no smoke plumes and no odors because there are virtually zero emissions.

Manufacturing fiberglass for just one home generates on average, over 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide!
Manufacturing Energy
The amount of energy consumed to manufacture a product is known as its "embodied energy".

Manufacturing fiberglass for a home consumes six times more energy than manufacturing Applegate Cellulose to insulate the same home to the same R-value.
Conclusion
Some insulations are definitely greener than others.

Individual homeowners can make a significant environmental impact by choosing the most environmentally responsible, high performance insulation for their home.

Builders, architects, and insulation contractors who influence the choice of insulation for many buildings have the opportunity to make a profound impact by using Applegate Cellulose Insulation.
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