You’re not an insulation expert, but you do know that you could increase your older home’s energy efficiency with an insulation upgrade. Learning about the different types of insulation, their benefits and the insulation installation process can help yo make a smart decision about your insulation upgrade.
Here are 5 things to consider about an insulation upgrade:
Where is your home losing heat? If your home was completely uninsulated, about 35 percent of heat loss is through the walls and 25 percent is through the roof. The remaining 40 percent will be lost through doors, windows and the floor. That gives you a pretty good idea of where you should beef up your insulation. A wall retrofit and/or attic insulation upgrade will help you stop 60 percent of your home’s overall heat loss. Blowing in new insulation in your floors and ensuring your windows and doors are energy efficient, properly sealed and insulated can help cover the rest.
Insulation will help you save money in more ways than you think! High performing insulation in your attic and walls will make your home more energy efficient. The obvious benefit is that you’ll save money on your heating and cooling costs. You will also reduce the strain on your furnace and air conditioner since they won’t have to work as hard to keep you home comfortable. By reducing the wear and tear on your heating and cooling system you can avoid expensive repairs and help these expensive appliances last longer.
New insulation will reduce noise levels inside your home. A well insulated home is a quiet and comfortable home. If you live on a busy street or have generally noisy neighbours, you’ll notice that your new insulation acts as an excellent sound absorber and can reduce the transmission of noise through your walls, ceilings and floors. Not only will it keep that outside noise out of your home, it will also reduce sound transfer from various places in your home. That means you won’t be able to hear your teenagers blasting music from the basement as loudly and the noise of power tools in your insulated garage won’t bother your neighbours either.
Insulation and ventilation will protect your home from moisture damage. During the cold winters, moisture can build up in your attic. When you have new attic insulation installed, your Edmonton insulation contractors will also recommend and install a new ventilation system. Energy Savers Insulation uses the Whirly Bird turbine vents. Having proper air flow in your attic will help move out that moisture. If you have too much moisture in your attic it could lead to water damage including rotting joists, framing and damage to other parts of your home.
An insulation upgrade is good for the environment. Since you’ll be reducing energy loss in your home and the amount of energy required to heat and cool your home, you will be reducing your impact on the environment. Plus, the insulation products used by Energy Savers Insulation is environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, produced locally and is formaldehyde-free! Learn why upgraded insulation is good for the earth.
Need more information on an insulation upgrade? Contact your professional insulation contractors today. Contact The Energy Savers!