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Now that we’re on the other side of winter, homeowners in St. Louis and across Missouri are looking forward to warmer weather. Maybe their homes were less comfortable or more expensive to heat than they’d have liked during the colder months, as poor insulation and air sealing in their home allowed heat to escape and cold air to get inside, driving up their energy bills in the process.
If this sounds like you, we understand you might be thinking, “I know I’ve got a problem, but I’ve got all spring and summer before I need to think about upgrading my insulation in time for next year’s winter season.” But actually, spring is the perfect time to take advantage of an insulation upgrade for your house—let the home performance experts at SmartHouse explain.
Your home’s insulation slows the transfer of heat in and out of your house. Heat always moves from hot to cold (maybe you remember this from school; it’s the second law of thermodynamics). That means when it’s cold outside in the middle of winter, and your home’s furnace or boiler is pumping out hot air, that heat will try to escape. Proper insulation in your St. Louis home makes it harder for heat to escape, and the longer you can keep heat inside your house, the more even your indoor temperatures will be, and the less often your heating system will have to run to maintain your desired comfort levels.
If you ask people what they think of when they think of insulation, they’re probably imagining a snowy winter night, where the insulation is keeping the family inside warm and cozy. But actually, insulation isn’t just a powerful asset to have when it’s cold out—it’s just as effective in the summer.
When the weather’s hot, heat isn’t trying to escape your home, it’s trying to force its way in, since the inside of your home is cooler than it is outside. Luckily, insulation is here to help, fighting back to keep the heat outside where it belongs. This comes in handy in the summer, as proper insulation means your cooling system will run less frequently, saving you money.
So what makes spring such a good time for insulation replacement and other home performance services?
While you might be aware of issues like high energy bills, uneven room-to-room temperatures, and indoor drafts, you might not be certain whether your insulation is to blame. That’s where SmartHouse comes into play! We have years and years of building science experience and can help determine whether your home is a good candidate for an insulation upgrade. When you get in touch with our team, we’ll take the time to listen to the problems you’re experiencing, ask you questions about your house, and recommend the best solution for your family.
Make sure upgrading your home’s insulation is on your spring to-do list! Contact us today to talk with the leading insulation contractor near you.