Where to Insulate in a Home
In order to maximize energy efficiency in your home, it’s important that you insulate from top to bottom in the areas that matter most. Not only will this help your insulation be more effective, but it will also help you save some money on your energy bill in the long run. Read on to learn which areas you should focus on insulating throughout your house.
1. Attics: Attics are one of the most important spaces to insulate in your home. Since hot air rises, it’s easy for heat to escape through your attic during winter. Batt insulation and loose-fill are both great options for attic insulation. These provide heavy-duty insulation while filling small nooks and crannies. It’s also helpful to insulate any knee walls, which are walls with attic space directly behind them.
2. Walls: Insulating both interior walls and exterior walls helps regulate the temperature throughout your home. Exterior walls, which are the walls facing the outside of your home, are especially important to insulate. Blown-in insulation is an ideal option for these walls.
3. Ceilings: Similar to attics, the ceiling of your home plays a big role in temperature regulation and draftiness. Cathedral ceilings, especially, should be well-insulated to prevent any temperature irregularities. Batt insulation is a great option for high ceilings since it is one of the most effective insulation materials.
4. Foundation: Often overlooked, foundation insulation is just as important as insulating other exterior-facing areas of your house. Homes with basements can benefit greatly from substantial insulation. It can help keep your basement dry during damp weather and a comfortable living space year-round. Even if your basement is unfinished, your home can benefit from basement insulation. Spray foam, blanket rolls, and concrete blocks are all excellent options for basement insulation.
5. Ducts: It’s important to check your ducts for air leaks periodically. If the ducts in your home are in an under-insulated or uninsulated space, sealing and insulating them can help make your home more energy-efficient. Water pipes in unconditioned areas can freeze or burst in cold weather, making ducts one of the most important things in your home to insulate. Making sure ducts are in a well-conditioned and insulated space can prevent bigger problems from occurring during extreme weather.
Each of these areas plays a large role in how well insulated your home is. If you’re ready to properly insulate your house, contact us today to set up and appointment!