Saving Energy With Insulation
Today, most people realize that our planet’s resources are limited. We do not have unlimited oil, trees, or clean water and air to continue to survive on for centuries moving forward. As time progresses, the importance of creating greener, more energy efficient homes has increased exponentially. Conserving energy, reducing carbon emissions, and being environmentally conscious are all factors in how people choose to live in their homes. Proper insulation, in particular, can help reduce energy use greatly in any given house. Read on to learn the advantages of insulation and its energy efficiency.
Essentially, insulation prevents the movement of heat to a cooler area. So, when temperatures drop outside, warm air wants to escape through your walls, roof, attic and floors. Insulation, in turn, helps to prevent or slow down this process. The same is true of cool air in your home during the summer.
Because less air is escaping through the walls of your home, insulation allows you to use less energy to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This not only makes your home more environmentally friendly, but it will also lower your energy bill each month.
There are a variety of different methods you can choose to insulate your home with.If you’d like to do it yourself, batts and rolled “blankets” of fiberglass and rockwool are a great, inexpensive option. If you’d like to hire a professional and maximize your home’s energy efficiency, loose-fill granules, fibers, and cellulose can be poured or blown into attics and walls. Different types of plastic foam are also available to fit into small nooks and crannies in remote corners of your house.
Ultimately, insulating your home can not only save you money, but it can help you reduce your environmental footprint and create a greener place for yourself and others. If you’re interested in making your home more energy efficient, contact us today to set up an appointment.