When your monthly utility bills are higher than they should be you should look to your home’s insulation as the problem AND solution. Once you seal any cracks, holes, and empty spaces, evaluating your home’s insulation should be next on the list. Here’s what you need to know about home insulation.
How Much Can You Save with New Insulation?
Since heat moves to places that are cooler, it will try to escape your home during the winter and try to invade it during the summer. Adding insulation can prevent both from happening, saving you money on your heating and cooling costs all year round. Insulating a few areas in your home can save you some serious money on your heating and cooling bills.
- Roof & Ceiling = 20 to 40 percent
- Walls = 10 percent
- Floor = 5 to 10 percent
Things to Keep in Mind
- If you are looking to insulate your home, insulate all areas for maximum savings.
- Just because you have insulation doesn’t mean it is effective. Ask your contractor if you can add another layer to solidify it.
- The upfront costs of insulation can be scary at first, but they pale in comparison to the amount of savings you will experience over time.
- Insulating the walls may have to be done during renovation, but the floors, ceiling, and roof can be done at any time. As long as you have access to your attic and crawl space you can insulate your home as soon as today.
Having your home properly insulated can save you up to 50 percent on your current heating and cooling costs. When you decide that you’ve had enough of those high monthly bills, contact the experts at Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling. To learn more about insulation, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.