Most of us focus on insulating our homes for the cold days of winter and forget that insulation could be just as valuable for the summer. It is not about protecting your home for the bare minimum or insulating it to have a passing standard for its R-value, which measures the insulation capacity. Instead, it is about full insulation in your walls, attic, and crawl space. So, why should you get your R-value up this summer?
The times have changed, and now even the government is pushing for energy efficiency to protect the environment, so why not sign up for energy efficiency? That said, even if you aren’t in it for the environment, you can do it to save on the cost of energy, especially with the increasing energy prices. With better insulation, you can use less energy to cool your home in the summer and warm it up in winter.
Insulation keeps the excess heat and humidity from your house and the cool, conditioned air inside throughout the summer. For those excessively and unnecessarily hot summer days, you’ll be thankful for having excellent insulation for your home.
Without proper and sufficient insulation, you must run your air conditioner for extended periods to cool your home. However, this comes at the cost of the durability of your HVAC system. Therefore, with proper insulation, you can reduce the wear and tear of your HVAC, which also reduces the maintenance cost.
Many fire-resistant additives added in insulation materials, such as boric acid, have a deterrent effect on rodents and pests such as mice and raccoons. Also, proper insulation secures access to spots and areas that problems can use to enter your home, especially the walls, attic, and crawlspace.
Insulation is an excellent way to raise the value of your property. It also improves your home’s energy savings, saving a lot of money that could be used elsewhere to enhance your home or life. More importantly, proper insulation is an investment in yourself since it increases productivity in the comfort of your home.
Proper insulation is necessary to save money and increase your comfort at home. However, your priority should be removing old insulation from your home since it could release unhealthy particles into the air, affecting your health. That’s especially true for old houses constructed using dangerous materials such as asbestos. Contact Anderson Insulation of ME today if you are located in Maine or New Hampshire and need assistance upgrading your home’s insulation.