With the arrival of colder temperatures, you’re probably wondering how you can best keep your home warm. New heating systems or heat pumps can help, but the first thing you should do is make sure that your house is properly insulated enough to keep all of that heat inside. Here’s everything you need to know about the importance of insulation in the winter.
Properly installed insulation is designed to maintain the interior temperature of a home throughout the year. In summer, the insulation will help keep the home cool, and in winter, it will protect the house from cold temperatures. But it’s not just temperature that insulation protects against; good insulation will also offer a level of sound reduction as well, keeping the outdoor noises outdoors.
There are several different types of insulation, so the type you choose will depend on where it is being installed and what your specific needs are. Most materials will be wool-like and somewhat fluffy. This allows the air to get trapped inside, preventing it from reaching the wall. Other materials used are cotton, hemp, and polyurethane-based spray foam.
There are several areas of a home that can benefit from proper insulation. Here are the most common locations that need insulation:
Often, finding out where your home needs insulation requires the assistance of a professional. With experience in all types of insulation, the experts at Anderson Insulation will be able to inspect your home and identify areas that need insulation. Ready to get started? Give us a call today!