Insulation involves covering deficiencies and gaps to prevent unwanted airflow in or out of your home. Spotting these gaps and remedying them is crucial to protecting your home. If there are spots where air can escape or get in, your heating system will become overworked.
Also, that means that keeping your home comfortable can come at a cost. Energy isn’t cheap; you’ll endure high energy bills for the maintenance of your HVAC system. However, proper insulation can help mitigate the cost spent on energy consumption. Insulation helps reduce energy bills by:
Heat moves in every direction, so proper insulation should be comprehensive. For New England homes, one of the first spots to focus on is the attic. Proper insulation of the attic stops moisture build-up on the roof itself, sometimes causing ice dams.
When moisture gets into walls, it pulls the heat from the rest of the house like a vacuum. That causes your heating system to have to work much harder.
Gaps in insulation work both ways, allowing air and allowing heat to escape—areas around windows, doors, fireplaces & more vulnerable to poor insulation. We often see insulation lacking in these areas. You insulation has to work 2 or 3 times as hard to keep up and keep your comfortable. You’ll notice the difference at the end of the week. Having your house thoroughly insulated will reduce the headaches caused by leaks. It’s also much better for the environment to reduce your energy consumption. It’s good for your wallet and good for the planet.
Winter is almost here, and soon your heating system will be running all the time. When a heating system gets overworked, it becomes less efficient result in a spike in your energy bills. Insulation is therefore crucial in winter, making your home more comfortable with less cost and less work.
Proper insulation provides so many benefits to homeowners, from helping lower your bills, but also reduce the cost of maintenance on your systems. If your systems aren’t running at full capacity for months on end, you’ll have to replace them much less frequently. Contact Anderson Insulation of Maine to learn more today about all of our insulation services and products.