Atomic Pest Control now proudly installs Thermal-Acoustical-Pest Control (T•A•P) insulation.
Thermal-Acoustical-Pest Control (T•A•P)
T•A•P Insulation offers two sustainable solutions in one innovative product: an environmentally responsible insulation with superior thermal and sound-deadening properties and a unique method of pest control.
How It Works
T•A•P Pest Control Insulation is made principally from recycled paper that is diverted from landfills. The paper is reduced in size and then fed through a disc-mill,whose exceedingly fine tolerances explode the fibers into a soft, gray, cotton-boll-like substance. The product is infused with borates through a proprietary process. The result is a thermally and acoustically superior insulation product that is environmentally sensitive and also helps control pests!
T•A•P is a “loose-fill” insulation, so it is installed by blowing the product into attics on top of existing insulation (it can also be installed in attics and walls of new homes) with specialized machines. While reducing your energy bills by keeping your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer, T•A•P also controls common household pests that nest in attics and walls like roaches, ants, termites, and silverfish. T•A•P therefore provides a long-term, preventative approach to reducing energy consumption while protecting your home from many common household insects that come in contact with the insulation.
How It Compares
T•A•P Pest Control Insulation is one the best performing insulations on the market. T•A•P outperforms traditional fiberglass insulation by 32% and, as a denser, loose-fill insulation, T•A•P fills in all of the nooks and crannies traditional insulation rolls do not. The science tells the story, but simply put, T•A•P just works better.
Not only does cellulose insulation outperform other insulation from a thermal and acoustical standpoint, it takes less energy to make it! Only T•A•P Pest Control Insulation, however, gives you the triple benefit of 32% greater efficiency when compared to traditional insulation, superior acoustical benefits, and the added value of pest control!
No other insulation product comes close.
Is It Safe?
The founders of T•A•P Pest Control Insulation designed the product with two main principles in mind: concern for people, and concern for the environment.
Principally made from recycled paper, T•A•P uses borates as the active pest control ingredient. Borates are mineral salts mined from the earth and are commonly used in many consumer products such as contact lens solution and anti-fungal creams. Borates are deadly to insects yet have extremely low toxicity to mammals and thus pose a minimal risk to people and pets.
Unlike most traditional pesticide chemicals, T•A•P is applied behind walls and in attics where exposure to people and pets is extremely limited.
1. Existing Homes – adding insulation:
Tax credits cover 10% of the insulation cost, up to a total credit amount of $500.00. A Manufacturers Certification Statement is required – T∙A∙P’s Certification Statement.
2. New Construction:
Home builders are eligible for a $2,000 tax credit for a new energy efficient home that achieves 50% energy savings for heating and cooling over the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and supplements. At least 1/5 of the energy savings must come from building envelope improvements. For complete information please see ENERGY STAR’s website.
To help you get going on receving your tax credits, please click the map for the DOE’s recommended R-Values to see how much insulation you need to keep you toasty in the winter and cool in the summer.
4. Additional Information:
For information regarding additional home tax credits (such as for windows, HVAC, doors, Heat Pumps, etc.), please visit ENERGY STAR.
ENERGY STAR was created to help consumers easily identify products, homes, and buildings that save energy and money, and help protect the environment. As the government-backed, trusted symbol for energy efficiency, the ENERGY STAR label identifies highly efficient products and designates superior energy performance. With ENERGY STAR, money isn’t all you’re saving – you are also making a difference in protecting the environment. Additional information is available at the ENERGY STAR web site.
ENERGY STAR is a US registered mark.