Insulation is a crucial element of every home, but have you ever wondered why?
What is Insulation?
Insulation is the material that you use in your walls or ceilings to keep your desired temperature more consistent all year round. What this does is makes sure you and your home are both protected from the cold during the wintertime, as well as the scorching heat of the summer. In New England, the seasons can be extremely different, and ever-changing, making it difficult to keep up with. The insulation can really help to keep that temperature more bearable.
Why Can’t I Only Use Electric Heaters & Air Conditioning Units?
During the different seasons, you will need insulation, and many people wonder: Why can’t I just use my AC Unit or heating unit? The answer is simple. It will not provide you with the climate you want.
During the wintertime, it can get so cold that the heating units will not be able to get your home warm enough. With the cold air continually circling out of the home without being trapped, the heat will never be able to stay in the room as well. Similarly, in the summer, it can get so hot that the air conditioning will not be able to get cold enough.
Even if it were possible for a unit to function, it would cost exorbitant amounts of money in the thousands of dollars per month.
How Can It Help You?
Insulation, while it may seem a hefty investment, can save you an incredible amount of money in the long run. On average, if you install insulation, you can save on average, about 18% of what you were paying per month, meaning that you could be saving hundreds of dollars each month. Some people say that you can save up to 30-40% depending on what kind of insulation that you install.