Why Insulate Your Home?
Home insulation is easy to overlook. Why? Because most of us never see it! Utility bills, on the other hand, are pretty hard to ignore. Here are five reasons insulation is more than just wall deep.
1. Insulation helps maintain a cozy living environment
The main purpose of insulation is to create a barrier between your home and the outside elements. Unconditioned air accesses the home via oft-forgotten entry points such as the attic, the walls, and even your home's crawl space.
Tired of feeling a draft in that one particular corner of the living room? Our drill and fill service will solve that problem in a jiffy.
2. Insulation reduces the loss of conditioned air
Conditioned air — air that has been warmed or cooled by your HVAC system — is also lost through these same entry points. If you feel like your HVAC system just can't keep up during the more extreme seasons of the year, odds are you're losing conditioned air through your attic. That's money out the window!
Most of our customers feel a notable difference in the temperature of their home (and the weight of their wallets) immediately after insulating their attic. Curious? You can learn more about attic insulation here.
3. Insulation protects you from unwanted pollutants
Air sealing your home with spray foam is one of the best things you can do to reduce allergens like pollen, dust, and insects from entering your space — especially helpful if someone in your home suffers from seasonal allergies.
Polyurethane-based spray foam (like the closed-cell product we use) is not particle based, so it will not contribute to the dust level in your home. Plus, it's non-toxic and emits no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during application or throughout the life of the product. Cool, right?
4. Insulation blocks noise from outside
If you're tired of the neighbors' dogs (or that unrelenting Wyoming wind) keeping you up at night, you're in the right place. Insulation limits the transmission of sound from one area to another by absorbing vibrations.
Each of our insulation products reduce outside noise — as well as noise from room to room — so you can enjoy the comfort of your home in peace. Just ask any of our past customers!
5. Insulation can reduce your utility bills by up to 50%
Unless your home has already been specially designed for maximum energy efficiency, you will reduce your utility bills by insulating. In fact, most insulation projects pay for themselves within a couple of years!
Our efficiency consultants are skilled at performing home energy audits designed to figure out how much insulation you already have installed, and where adding new insulation might have the greatest impact.