As temperatures drop and thermostats are being cranked up, it’s that time of the year where you need to start performing maintenance on your home to ensure that it is ready for the rigors of winter. This includes cleaning your gutters, inspecting your siding, and checking on your roof shingles. But one thing you probably missed in your checkup is the insulation within the interior of your home, and while it isn’t as obvious as the other things previously mentioned, during the winter it is just as important to keep the hot air in as it is to keep the cold air out. Here are 3 reasons why new insulation is worth the investment.
If you live in an older home, this is especially applicable to you. New insulation can significantly increase your home’s energy savings, and if you are living in a pre-1980 home, the savings are more than likely worth your while, as over 80% of the homes built before that time were properly insulated. Properly installed insulation reduces heat loss by a wide margin, and will more than pay for itself in the long run through decreased electricity and/or gas bills previously spent on heating.
Does your home become extremely hot during the summer and cold during the winter? While the obvious blame might be a dysfunctional HVAC, the problem may actually be faulty insulation. A properly insulated attic would promote good air circulation, which would, in turn, lead to a desirable internal climate. Hot temperatures wouldn’t feel as stuffy due to proper circulation, and cold temperatures wouldn’t be as chilly due to proper distribution of heat.
The great thing about conserving the amount of energy being used is that its benefits extend beyond yourself. Good insulation results in a significant reduction in overall energy consumption, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint that your home generates. Insulation in the attic is probably most important, as 25% of your home’s energy can be lost there.
Whether you’re looking for fiberglass, spray foam, or cellulose insulation, the experts at Anderson Insulation of Maine can help today. Contact Anderson Insulation of Maine, the state’s premier insulation experts, at 781-857-1000 for more information.