Insulation is similar to toilet paper, but only one way. You never really realize how much you need it until it is gone. All joking aside, insulation is important to keep your home running efficiently. Plus, there are many ways you can save money by properly insulating your home. Let’s explore three.
Help Keep Your Home Temperature Stable
Insulation helps to keep the heat inside during the chilly months, and cooler air is available for the summer months. Heat can escape from walls, floors, windows, and through the attic. Making sure these areas are properly insulated will keep the energy bills at a comfortable level
One easy trick to learn if you are losing heat through your window areas is to walk past the windows with a candle. If the flame flickers, you have a draft that needs to be fixed.
Keep your eyes open for potential ice dams forming on your roof in the winter season. This is an indication you are losing heat through the attic and upper levels of your home. The escaping heat is melting the snow and ice. The dropping temperatures refreeze the water, creating a blockage of ice.
Weather-stripping around your doors can assist in preventing the loss of heat there. Weather-stripping can be found at your local hardware store, such as Lowe’s Home Improvement.
Limited Strain on Heating and Cooling Systems
Replacing a furnace or AC is a costly venture. One way to keep from having to replace them so soon would be to have them work less. The easy way to accomplish that is to have enough insulation in your home. With proper insulation, the temperatures can remain stable.
The average cost to install a gas unit for a 2,000-square-foot home in Chantilly is $5,935, but total costs range from $2,000 to $11,000. Pushing this expense out further down the road, by adding the amount of insulation instead, can be easy on the budget. (Know more about average HVAC Costs)
Have an Energy Assessment Done
Dominion Energy in the Virginia area offers a free energy check-up for their customers. Inquire about Energy Star discounts and rebates on a variety of products to keep your home in tip-top shape. By having a full audit done on your home, you can learn from an energy usage standpoint, how adding insulation in the proper areas can increase comfort and reduce your energy bills.
A second approach would be to contact AWS Restorations Washington DC. We are a family-owned and operated exterior remodeling company that’s been servicing the Washington DC area for 32 years. We know the ins and outs of keeping you and your home safe and protected. We are knowledgeable and able to fully assist with all of your insulation needs and any questions you may have.