It’s fall here in Kansas City and there is a chill in the air. Soon colder months, and all of the wonderful things that come with them, will be upon us. Unfortunately, these declining temperatures result in climbing energy bills. You can escape rising energy costs by investing in insulation.
Most homes are not well insulated, and as a result, homeowners spend needless amounts of money in heating costs. A properly insulated home is cozy and will cost less to heat.
How Much Heat Are Your Windows Losing?
Windows are a source of 25% of a home’s heat loss. A poorly insulated window will allow warm air to escape through any gaps along the window frame. This starts a chain reaction of heat loss in a room. Warm air will continually be pulled towards the leaking windows and the result is a chilly room. Oftentimes homeowners make the mistake of replacing windows instead of insulating them. This is a costly choice. Your windows can become energy efficient by simply investing in proper insulation and weatherization.
How Much Warm Air Does Insulation Keep In?
Poor insulation allows warm air to leak out through the attic and roof. These two areas are notorious for heat loss. Roughly 25% of a home’s heat seeps out through the attic and roof. When considering what areas of your home to insulate, don’t forget about the walls. A home can lose 35% of its heat through the walls. This is why it’s important to properly insulate your home. Remember, any gap in insulation will allow heat to escape.