The insulation in your home is probably not something you think about on a regular basis. However, whenever you’re hot, cold, or just uncomfortable in your house, it could be the pink stuff in your walls and attic that is to blame. This is because it works to keep cool air out in the winter and warm air out in the summer. It also works to trap the air pushed into your home via your A/C or heating system. Along with keeping unwanted air from outside out, and trapping air from your heat and AC system in the home, proper insulation can also help you save money on energy bills. Having the recommended amount inside your walls can also ensure that your ceilings, walls and floors stay warm or cool, depending on your desires for the season.
THE IMPORTANCE OF INSULATING YOUR HOME
When your walls are properly insulated warm air cannot pass through them into your house and similarly, in winter cold air cannot pass through. However, if there are even small gaps in your exterior wall insulation, you may be losing cooling and spending more than you should be to cool your home.
If you have areas of your walls and ceilings that aren’t insulated correction, you are letting your cold air seep through the walls and outside of your living area. When you close holes in your insulation, your air conditioner runs less and reduces your energy consumption.
A professionally insulated house will help prevent outdoor pollutants from getting into your home, including dust. Additionally, your home’s insulation can prevent allergens from getting into your house and causing reactions.
When you have your walls and ceilings insulated the right way, you also work to keep a more uniform temperature throughout your house. When your A/C works less to keep certain areas of your home cool, you save and put less stress on your unit – improving expectancy.
When your walls and ceilings are insulated correctly, they remain cool during summer months and warm during winter months. So instead of blowing cool, air-conditioned air onto warm exterior walls, they remain cool to help to reflect the cold air back into the home.
When looking at the floor of your attic, is the insulation level with the joists? Your insulation should be evenly distributed across the floor and level (or just below) the joists. If the joists are covered, then you definitely have enough and don’t need to add more…READ MORE