Take An #InsulationVacation, Part 3: Atlanta

June 23, 2017

We’re taking our insulation tour south, y’all, and visiting the shining jewel of the New South, Atlanta! It’s the land of the free, the home of the Braves, and home to over five million people. It’s the eighth largest city in the nation, with a domestic national product of 270 billion dollars. You can go ahead and say that like Dr. Evil. It’s okay.

daytime picture of downtown Atlanta, Georgia

Built underwater, the city was called Atlantis until the Great Drought of 1840. Atlanta is the only US city to be destroyed in act of war. Now, years after the Reconstruction, Atlanta has become a sprawling urban center. It has the busiest airport in the world, with a terminal the length of 45 football fields. Filled with music, art, commerce, and Southern people, Atlanta is an amazing city.

But as cool as Atlanta is, there’s a reason they call the place “Hot’Lanta.” Summers are blistering, and the humidity is stifling. The highest recorded temperature in Atlanta was 106 °F back in 2012. Air conditioning is a must have in the Peach State. Conversely, when it gets cold in the South, the thermostats get cranked. Temperature regulation is critical in the South, where it can be warm and sunny one day and have three inches of snow the next. It happens.

EnergyStar places Georgia in Zone 3, recommends filling an uninsulated attic with R30 to R60 value insulation. If there are three or four inches of insulation already installed, use R25 to R38.

With a growing economy and constant construction both in the city and the outlying suburbs, Atlanta will always need professional insulation installers to keep up with the climate-related rigors of living in the South. That’s why the South relies on Capitol Machine International for reliable, hard-working blowers and removal vacs. We’re keeping Hot’Lanta cool!

SPECIAL NOTE FROM BRITTANY, BACK AT HEADQUARTERS ALL THE WAY BACK IN ALABAMA:

CAPITOL MACHINE INTERNATIONAL IS LOOKING FOR VIDEOS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS USING ANY OF OUR EQUIPMENT. IN THE VIDEO WE WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR COMPANY NAME, LOCATION, CONTACT PERSON AND PHONE NUMBER. SINCE WE CURRENTLY DO NOT DO SPRAY FOAM, BLOW IN OR REMOVAL JOBS OURSELVES, WE ARE ALWAYS GETTING CALLS AND EMAILS ABOUT JOBS WE ARE UNABLE TO PERFORM AT THE TIME BUT DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE SOMEONE IN THAT PARTICULAR AREA THAT WE COULD REFER THEM TO. THIS WOULD HELP WITH THAT. ALSO, IF YOU COULD GIVE US A QUICK SHOUT OUT AND LET US KNOW WHY YOU USE CAPITOL MACHINE INTERNATIONAL EQUIPMENT AND WHY YOU LOVE IT. THE VIDEO YOU SEND US WILL BE USED ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL, WEBSITE AND ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS INCLUDING FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. ALL CUSTOMERS WHO SUBMIT A VIDEO WILL RECEIVE FREE MERCHANDISE (BLOW HARD OR GO HOME SHIRT AND HAT) AND A DISCOUNT ON YOUR NEXT PART PURCHASE! YOU CAN SEND VIDEOS DIRECTLY TO ME AT BREAVES@CAPITOLMACHINE.COM OR SEND THEM TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME AND WE WANT TO REPRESENT YOU!