There are plenty of good reasons to insulate your home. We’ve seen them all at A+ Insulation. Here are the top six that we see the most often.
Whether you want to be more comfortable, save money on energy bills, or want a quieter home, we can help with the right kind of insulation.
You Have an Older Home with Little or No Insulation
Did you know that most homes are under-insulated? It’s true. The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) estimates that roughly 90% of existing U.S. homes are under-insulated, based on new research.
Most people assume their home is sufficiently insulated, but they are wrong. Only 20% of homes built before 1980 were well insulated). If you have an older home, you can save on energy bills and feel more comfortable by adding insulation – especially to your attic.
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Keeping Your Home Comfortable
If your home feels uncomfortably cold cold in the winter or hot in the summer, the culprit is probably not just your air conditioner or furnace, you most likely lack the proper insulation. Your home probably also leaks air in quite a few places.
A free home energy evaluation can help you identify where your home is losing its energy (and your money). We’ll be able to tell you where you can make the changes that will affect your comfort (and wallet) the most. It’s great information and it costs you nothing to get informed about your home’s energy efficiency.
Upcoming Remodeling Projects
If you’re building an addition to your home, or adding siding or a new roof, it’s the perfect time to add insulation. If you’re going to build it, you want it to be comfortable and energy efficient. Plus, it’s easier to add insulation to new construction than existing structures.
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High Energy Bills
If your energy bills seem high, it’s most likely due to lack of insulation and a home that leaks energy. Get a free energy evaluation to find out exactly where you could benefit from sealing and insulating your home.
Noise from both outside and inside the home can be lessened with insulation. It’s perfect for offices, home theatre rooms, and nurseries to absorb room-to-room noise. Insulating outside walls will keep outside sounds from sneaking in.
If you’re concerned about the effect of energy use on the environment, insulation definitely lessens the amount of energy your home uses and loses. Installing insulation helps reduce energy loss in a number of areas in the house.
A great place to start is the attic, as about 25% of a home’s energy can be lost through the attic. Adding insulation to walls and ceilings and over unconditioned ground floor spaces, like basements and garages, is a simple and effective way to reduce energy loss.