Insulation is not a new concept by any means, yet there are still tons of homeowners that don’t have a good understanding of why it’s so essential for their home. Even more so, they don’t understand why it’s necessary to have quality insulation in the home. Poor home insulation can seriously impact not just the integrity of your home but your bank account too!
Insulation helps your home regulate temperature. Of course, it doesn’t actually produce hot or cold air, but it does help the hot or cold air that you want inside to stay inside. Without insulation, heat from your furnace and cold from your AC will slowly leave your home through your roof, walls, windows, and floor. Insulation acts as a barrier to keep those desired temperatures inside the home, causing your heat and AC units to run less frequently.
The cost of poor insulation can be seen in two significant ways. First, your heating and cooling bills. With a furnace or AC unit running all the time, your utility bills will quickly skyrocket. A properly insulated home will have lower heating and cooling costs since the home is more efficient at maintaining the temperature you desire. The second way that poor insulation will cost you is commonly overlooked but just as severe as the first. When your furnace and AC are being used more frequently because your home can’t maintain temperature properly, the appliance will wear down more quickly. That means that your costly furnace or AC unit will need to be replaced sooner than the same unit in a home with good insulation, because, in that home, it’s used less often. Lower heating and cooling costs is a great way to work towards lowering your carbon footprint too!
Poor insulation also raises the risk for ice forming on your roof, pipes freezing within the home, and a variety of other issues. Adding insulation in your home may be costly at first, but it will quickly pay for itself by saving you hundreds on heating, cooling, and other home expenses. To learn more about the insulation your home currently has and how you can improve it, contact a heating and cooling professional to come to do an inspection. Adding insulation to your home before winter is ideal, so you don’t have any time to waste!
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