1) Reduce your energy bills
Air sealing and insulating is the absolute best way of all home improvements to save money on your heating and cooling costs. Most folks save between 20%-40% depending on how much insulation your home needs, however, some reports from our customers have claimed as high as 60% savings!
“Putting in new efficient windows in my home should be the best way to solve my issues with heat loss”. Think again! Every dollar spent on attic insulation is about 400 times more effective in energy savings as a dollar spent on new windows.
2) Reduction or complete elimination of icicles and ice dams
Does your home suffer from large icicles hanging off your gutters or melted snow on your roof? If so, chances are you have insufficient insulation. Without proper attic insulation and ventilation, there is nothing to stop the heat from your living space from traveling right up through the ceiling into your attic and going straight to the roof where it melts the snow and creates icicles. Icicles can rip the gutters right off your home, not to mention the dangers involved with large falling icicles. Ice dams created by a gutter full of ice get underneath roof shingles and eventually melt right into your walls and ceiling and pose possible mold growth issues. Some homeowners choose to install heated wires along the edge of their roofs to melt the icicles, but they are only using MORE energy to “solve” their energy loss problems. Does that really make sense?
3) Comfort all year round
Adding insulation to your attic, walls, and basement or crawlspace along with proper air sealing will change to entire feeling of your home. Since insulation works by slowing the flow of heat, you will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. You’ll notice your heating and air conditioning won’t run as often, saving wear and tear, lowering maintenance costs and extending the lives of both systems.
4) Insulation is GREAT for the environment
Did you know that the average under insulated home gives off as much fossil fuel emissions as two cars on the road each year? That’s right. If you reduce your energy usage by 50%, that’s like taking a car off the road each year! So think about your grandchildren and reduce your carbon foot print today!
5) Insulation is a fantastic investment
Do you play the stock market or drop money into other investments? If so, listen up. As you may know, the stock market can be very unpredictable, and certificate of deposits won’t get you more than a 1% return. With inflation rates ranging from 2%-3% each year, you’re not really getting anywhere!
Insulating will raise the value of your home. According to The Learning Channel, you can potentially double the money you paid to insulate in home value! Also, your new installed insulation can pay for itself in as little as two years. That’s a 50% return on your investment. Where else can you get that type of return?
6) Noise reduction
Not many consider this when thinking of insulation, but if you can hear cars driving by or your neighbors arguing next door, insulating your walls and attic will greatly improve sound attenuation. In fact, there actually is a government funded program that has been around since the late 70’s that insulates homes located near airports to lower airport noise.
7) Indoor air quality
Do you suffer from allergies, asthma, or lung problems? Proper air sealing, attic, and wall insulation all help keep outdoor pollutants including pollen, vehicle exhaust, and dust, out of your home.