How Insulation Boosts Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

October 15, 2020
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Home heating and cooling accounts for 51% of the average home’s energy consumption. Properly air sealing and insulating your home can reduce your monthly energy costs by an estimated 15%.

How Insulation Keeps you Comfortable

Insulation is the thermal barrier that separates your home from the outside temperatures, preventing heat from transferring in or out. Hidden holes and gaps throughout your home can undermine your insulation by allowing air to freely infiltrate your home. Sealing up these holes with an expanding spray foam insulation provides a near airtight seal. If your home is losing energy through poor insulation and air sealing, it will affect the efficiency of even the best home heating and cooling equipment!

With proper insulation, you’ll have:

  • Cooler indoor temperatures in the summer
  • Greater soundproofing from outside noises
  • A warmer home in the winter
  • Reduced energy bills, and a smaller carbon footprint
  • Less indoor drafts and humidity

Before you spend more than you need to on a new HVAC system, why not try improving your home’s performance first?

How Insulation Boosts Efficiency

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