Why does it pay to insulate your home properly? Many people think of insulation as a bulky and potentially painful project—especially if you are thinking of that fiberglass insulation that will leave you with cuts and scrapes for weeks. Insulation matters a lot when it comes to the daily management of your home. In close quarters, insulation will help reduce noise between walls and provide for a more private living experience, despite living in a full household. But the thing that really gets a lot of people excited about insulation is its ability to reduce energy costs in your home.
How Insulation Helps
Insulation helps reduce energy costs by lining the inside of the walls with a thick material that stops air from being able to escape. Older homes, especially those that haven’t been refurbished in recent years, are going to be at the highest risk for losing energy costs through the walls.
Energy Costs and Insulation
The windows, doors, outer walls, and other openings of your home are collectively referred to as the home’s envelope. When it comes to energy costs, and more precisely wasted energy costs, the envelope is often the reason to blame. The reason for this is that air can both enter the home and leave the home through these potential hot spots for leaks. When you live in Florida, this pretty easily translates to hot air coming in and cold conditioned air pouring out. This is the most common reason people are paying too much on their monthly energy bills.
When you insulate your home, you reduce the level of air leakage through the walls, which is one of the most overlooked spots for potential air leaks. You can make sure that your windows are shut and that no-one leaves the door open for too long, but if your walls aren’t insulated, you might still be losing money by letting air escape day after day. After a month, the energy expenses of compensating for this air loss can be severe.
Another reason you may be losing money every month is from having an older model HVAC system. Replacing your old system with a new, energy efficient HVAC system will save you money in the long run. The purchase of a new system is a step in the right direction, but another factor is ensuring proper installation of the equipment. Contact a professional at All Weather Contractors to find the best HVAC system for your needs and schedule your installation today!