Have you considered insulating your home? Insulation is your Air Conditioning or HVAC system’s friend. Paired together, they can reduce your heating and cooling bills a significant amount. The additional layer of material provides extra support in preventing heat exchange between the inside of your home and the exterior, increasing your comfort while decreasing your expenses.
What If I Already Have Insulation?
Just because there’s insulation built into your home doesn’t mean it’s insulated properly. While most homes are constructed with some level of insulation, the amount and type of material used is often minimal, and can be insufficient in providing the appropriate protection for your home. The older your home is, the more likely it is that you are improperly insulated. Yet that doesn’t mean new homes don’t have room for improvement either. These days, there are ways to implement energy-saving features into your home’s construction that will decrease your bills and increase your comfort.
Things to Consider
Insulation may not produce the best results possible in limiting heat exchange if your home isn’t properly sealed. Air can leak from the home through windows, vent connections, crawl spaces, doors and walls. Ceiling, attic and roof areas tend to have leak areas that facilitate energy loss as well.
A comprehensive approach to insulating should include a thorough evaluation and treatment of leaks into and out of your home. You’ll want to consult a contractor to evaluate the existing insulating material in your structure. Supplemental material will be selected based on the current R-values in your home’s insulation. There are many types of material to consider. While rolls and batts are common, loose-fill insulation has become a popular alternative. Special equipment may be required to install this type of material.
What a Contractor Can Do for You
In addition to correct evaluation of R-values, a contractor can provide important expertise in determining where supplemental material is needed. It’s also important that proper materials are used in areas near light fixtures and other electrical connections. Safety is crucial. A trained professional will know how to install the right materials according to state and local building codes.
Additional Steps to Insulate Your Home
Home sealing materials can include foams that provide insulating effects. Insulating curtains can also provide an excellent barrier during the heating and cooling seasons. Blinds or specially rated windows can also make a difference in your home’s energy performance.
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