While lack of Insulation is not a visible problem in your home, it can be a very uncomfortable and costly problem. According to NAIMA (North American Insulation Manufacturers Association), 90% of homes in the U.S. are under-insulated. Insufficient insulation causes excessive heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Homeowners seeking to prevent such costly heat gains and losses should invest in upgrading their insulation.
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The best time to schedule an insulation upgrade is in the spring. Here are three reasons why spring is a good time to insulate your home:
1. Easier Scheduling
Most people don’t even think about insulating until it’s either really cold or really hot. Typically, when air conditioning bills skyrocket, it brings the problem front and center for them. That’s why summer is the busiest time of the year for insulation companies. By scheduling in the spring, you’ll get a jump on the crowds and have your home insulated earlier rather than later ensuring better comfort and more savings.
The whole point of getting your home insulated is to prevent heat gain in the summer (and heat loss in the winter), which would be counterproductive if you waited until the summer to schedule your insulation upgrade. Spring is ideal because the weather is more pleasant and enjoyable, and not as extreme. Getting your home insulated during the spring assures that your home doesn’t overheat while the work is going on.
3. Summer Savings
Insulating your home during the spring before the summer heat allows you to reap the benefits all summer long. Typically, energy bills for the summer are high because of the heat. However, homeowners who thought ahead and insulated their homes in the spring will find that their energy bills are significantly lower. Better insulation means less heat gain, which means you’ll be able to set the AC where you usually do, and it will kick on less often. Plus, you’ll be just as comfortable.