When you upgrade your home’s insulation, you’re making an investment that will pay dividends for years to come. The benefits of an insulation upgrade are threefold:
- Improved indoor comfort: You will notice improved indoor comfort all year long when you upgrade your home’s insulation. During the winter, insulation prevents heat from escaping your home, and during the summer, it stops hot air from seeping into your home. This allows you to maintain a constant indoor temperature.
- Quieter indoor environment: Another thing you’ll find when you upgrade your home’s insulation is that your living environment will be quieter. Insulation, particularly in your exterior walls, helps to deaden environmental noise by absorbing incoming sound.
- Reduce energy costs: The primary benefit of upgrading your home’s insulation is that you will enjoy reduced utility bills. Because insulation provides an effective barrier against thermal transfer, it makes it easier to both heat and cool your home, allowing you to run your HVAC system less frequently. When you consider that heating and cooling accounts for a significant portion of energy consumption in the average household, it’s easy to see why insulation is an investment well worth making.
Important areas of your home requiring insulation include:
- Exterior walls
- Ceilings and floors
- Crawl spaces
It is also a good idea to insulate all exposed ductwork, and pipes that transport hot water. A professional energy audit is an excellent way to pinpoint all areas of your home that could benefit from improvement.
If you need help identifying areas where you need to upgrade your home’s insulation, or if you have any other home comfort questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the experts here at Blanton’s Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been serving the Fayetteville area since 1951.