Every day we face unpredictable weather conditions and swings between hot and cold temperatures. Did you know that insulation protects you across the full spectrum of hot and cold days?
Insulation plays a vital role in keeping the heat in a home or a building regulated throughout the entire year. According to a census, the average US family spends $1900 a year paying home utility bills. Isn’t it too expensive? Mapping the cost of utilities shows that when home heating and cooling expenses are combined they can account for more than half of monthly utility expenses.
What are ways that your house is losing valuable heating and cooling?
- Size matters. A larger sized house requires more heating and cooling to maintain a consistent temperature.
- Heat rises. That means heat can easily escape from the top part of the house if you have poorly insulated attics.
- Gaps in windows, walls, and doors can loose climate controlled airflow through the cracks.
- Leaky ducts that are intended to keep you comfortable can be letting heated or cooled air escape through walls, floors, or ceilings.
How does insulation help?
Having proper insulation helps you make better use of the energy in your home, which saves you money. It has been reported that homeowners can save 10% – 50% in utility costs with proper insulation and energy audited homes.
Whether you are building a new home or are wanting to update your current homes insulation, get the most bang for your buck out of your home’s energy by talking to a professional insulation contractor.