Insulation is the protective barrier between the conditioned living space inside your home and the “natural elements” outdoors. Most homes in the United States are poorly insulated, older homes being particularly so. New homes are often just equipped with enough insulation to pass inspection.
When a home is poorly insulated or there are gaps or leaks present, it allows for heat to escape from your home during cold winter months, and is a pathway for heat into your home during the hot summer season. This in turn puts an increased workload on your furnace and air conditioning units, and leads to increased cost of utilities. Through these pathways, humidity and moisture can accumulate, leading to such issues as moisture damage and mold.
Having drafts in your home and significant temperature changes between rooms or levels of your home can be good indications that there are insulation issues present. Even without these circumstances, poor insulation conditions can exist in areas such as the attic or basement, where they may go unnoticed.
Knowing what home performance improvements to make in your home requires a contractor with special expertise. These contractors are specially trained and use advanced state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate your energy usage, home performance, and to provide insight into ways to improve the overall health and functioning of your home.
By making the investment into having your home properly insulated, you can achieve:
- A reduction in your annual energy bills–by up to 50%!
- A more healthy & comfortable environment
- Improvement in your indoor air quality
- Prevention of wasteful energy loss through attics, walls, windows, appliance & plumbing connections, basements, & crawl spaces
- A smaller carbon footprint – using less energy means less carbon dioxide and greenhouse gasses- and better for the environment!