It’s standard practice for homes to be insulated in the attic and exterior walls, but did you know you could insulate your floors too? Installing installation under the floor is a newer practice that has gained popularity quickly. Once you learn all of the benefits that come along with underfloor insulation, it’s no surprise so many homeowners are making the investment!
One of the biggest perks that comes with underfloor insulation is added comfort in the home. Floors that aren’t insulated frequently have cold drafts in the winter. That cold air comes from between the floors and walls, as well as up from under the floors. Eliminating that draft will create floors that are warm and comfortable to walk on barefoot. There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning and stepping down on floors that are ice cold!
If your home is located somewhere that sees harsh winter weather, freezing pipes are a risk every year. Freezing pipes can burst and lead to water damage, among other things. Repairing a frozen pipe is a homeowner’s nightmare, but underfloor insulation can actually help prevent frozen pipes! Water pipes commonly run close to the flooring in your home. While insulation in the walls and attic helps too, adding insulation under the floor will add another layer of protection around your pipes. That means less cold air will reach them and they’re less likely to freeze or burst as temperatures drop outside.
Having warmer floors without a draft undoubtedly improves the comfort of your home, but did you know it can save you money too? Homes that have underfloor insulation are more energy efficient. That means your furnace will run less frequently to maintain the desired temperature. When your HVAC system runs less, your heating and cooling bills are cheaper! Your new underfloor insulation will pay for itself in no time with lower heating and cooling bills each month. You’ll see the most savings during the cold winter months. Getting underfloor insulation installed in the summer or fall is ideal if you’re looking to see a dramatic improvement in the comfort and efficiency of your home without a long wait!
If you’re interested in learning more about underfloor insulation in your home, contact Anderson Insulation today! Our team can provide price estimates, insulation recommendations for your specific home, and quick installation services for new insulation. We can add underfloor insulation and inspect the existing insulation in your attic and exterior walls to ensure each area of the home has adequate insulation. Call today to schedule your consultation and get a more comfortable home before winter returns!