Thursday, August 11

How Insulation Can Improve Your Electric Bills

Even the best built homes can have cracks and crevices that allow air exchange between your home and the outdoors. While you’re pumping your heat in mid-winter to try to stay warm, there are often tiny, unseen areas where your heat is seeping out and cool air is seeping in.

The same can occur in the summer. You crank up the AC to keep the sweltering heat out, yet it finds a way to slither in while your air escapes.

Let’s face it: you don’t want to pay to heat or cool the outside of your home. However, you do it more often than you know. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Yes – it’s called insulation.

Insulation is a material typically used in roofs, ceilings, floors, and walls. It acts as a covering – an extra barrier that keeps your heat or air inside and prevents the outside air from sneaking in.

There are many types of insulation – any of which can help lower your heating and cooling bills. While many homes are built with insulation, it can begin to wear down over time. If it’s been a while since your insulation was put in place, it might be time to consider replacing it.

Consider using spray foam insulation this time. It is literally sprayed onto the targeted area. As it is exposed to the air, it expands, which means it fills in gaps that you might not even notice. And it’s not susceptible to moisture as other types are, so it can protect your home longer. It can also be used for a wide variety of projects.

If you feel like your energy bills are too high, don’t wait around to address the issue. Instead, make plans now to have an insulation specialist come for a visit.

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