Insulation is one of the key factors that keeps your home at the comfortable temperature you love. If your home is not properly insulated, it could cause you to spend more money on your electricity bill. Nobody wants that! According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 49% of a home’s energy bill is spent on heating and cooling. If you see a spike in your energy bill during the winter, it may be a sign that your home is not properly insulated.
A well-insulated home keeps your energy bill manageable and is better for the environment too. So, the question is, how does home insulation make your home more energy-efficient?
Home Insulation vs. Energy Savings
Insulation works by trapping pockets of air to slow the movement of heat into the house in summer and out of the house during the winter. Most single-family homes in the U.S. are under-insulated, especially homes built before 1960.
It is important to evaluate your existing insulation to find out where you might be losing or absorbing heat. Consider looking at unfinished walls and ceilings, or the wall cavities surrounding an electrical outlet. You will also notice physical signs of poor insulation, such as:
- Temperature variations from room to room
- High energy bills
- Icicles hanging from the rooftop
- Drafts near windows or dryer vents
Having quality insulation can be an expensive addition, but it will be an investment in the long run. The average homeowner can save 15% on heating and cooling costs just by adding insulation in attics, crawl spaces, and basement rim joints. That is an estimated $200 in savings per year!
If you are looking to upgrade your insulation, an energy audit is the place to start! We offer a no-cost energy assessment that can transform your home into a sustainable, energy-efficient one. Before we get started working on your home, make sure you qualify for the Home Energy Audit program. You can fill out the form here.
After you qualify, schedule a home energy audit with us by calling (479) 313-4747 or click here to contact us.
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