Finding the Right Pillow for Your Home

When you lay your head down at night, does it sink straight into your pillow, bounce like it’s on a cloud of feathers, or support you perfectly? Likewise, to the softness of your pillow, every home needs a good cushion. Specifically, your home needs insulation to keep it comfortable and quiet, lower how much you are spending on your heating and cooling bills, and to protect your investments.

If you think you’re among the 90% of US homes that are under-insulated,1 performing a simple insulation inspection will help you determine your insulation needs. Having the correct amount of attic insulation can help you maintain a comfortable temperature throughout your home and help save money on your energy bills-Insulation InstituteTM

Here at Mister Quik, we know that winters can be tough on your heating bill, which is why we put our trust in ProCatTM Insulation to keep you from losing heat. We use this loose fill insulation to extend the life of your home, just like a good pillow can help extend a good night’s sleep.

Similar to how every person has their own ideal pillow, every home has its unique insulation needs. We determine the amount of insulation that is needed by the R-value of your home, and this is namely based on where you live. Each region’s level of moisture and average temperatures make a difference on your heating and cooling systems. To make this easier to understand, we have decided to match each R-value in the Midwest to a type of pillow!

Zone 4: R-values 38-60

“The Shredded Memory Foam Pillow” -Moldable and professional-grade style This pillow version equates to the stability of insulation needed for a home found in the lower parts of Indiana, Illinois, and other midwestern states. The weather in these areas can vary, and your home’s roof has a higher potential for damage. Our professional-grade insulation will support you like the “Shredded Memory Foam Pillow.”

Zone 5: R-values 49-60

“The Memory Foam Pillow” -Constant source of firm support; better for those colder days In Zone 5 regions, the Department of Energy recommends having insulation with R-values with higher ranges because these regions belong to states that tend to be colder than other zones. Mister Quik and Indiana residents can agree that our homes need firm support to ensure they are draft-free. These R-values warm you up on those colder days like “the Memory Foam Pillow.”

Zone 6: R-values 49-60

“The Wedge Pillow” -Supports many issues; so much backing, you sleep almost sitting up To homeowners in northern states, it might come as quite a shock to discover which R-value loose fill insulation is needed in their attics. In the northern Midwest, winter has a much greater impact on HVAC systems and homes. In order to beat the lower temperatures and changing moisture in the air, the insulation needs to be as tough at “the Wedge Pillow.”