Insulation is a time tested cost effective way to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulation helps keep the heat in during the winter and helps keep the heat out during the summer. An un-insulated home is subject to considerable winter heat loss and summer heat gain.
Homes that are more than 10 years old are often under insulated. The coldest part of your home in the winter and the hottest part of your home in the summer is the attic. Because of this, it is essential to have adequate insulation and air sealing between your attic and your living space. Having inadequate or no insulation in your attic can be extremely expensive and significantly increase your home’s carbon footprint.
In addition to the attic, many homes have inadequate insulation in the crawl space (floor), basement, around ducts and in the walls. Properly insulating your home provides many benefits including:
- Comfort is improved year-round
- It significantly reduces the cost of heating and cooling
- The temperature of your home remains more constant
- There is less need for heating and cooling which reduces the homes carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions
- Some insulation materials are also effective at soundproofing
Finally, as you consider different green options for you home, remember insulation is the time-tested solution and has been the number one answer for improving home energy efficiency for decades. Insulation improves the performance of your existing home and is essential to the sustainability of the future.
An energy assessment is a great way to understand if your home is adequately insulated. Contact Performance Insulation today to get started!