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When it comes to insulating a home, people tend to think that it has to be expensive. Thankfully, this is not the case. There are tons of ways that you can go about insulating your home for a fraction of what it costs to hire someone to do it. The best places to start are in areas of your home Continue Reading
Insulation for All Seasons
Insulation is an integral part of your home’s energy efficiency plan. It stops heat transfer while blocking drafts, so it works to keep your home comfortable in any kind of weather. The ultimate goal of insulation is to keep treated air inside your home while minimizing the impact of exterior weather.
There are a few different types of insulation available, and the right one for your home depends on your unique situation. Spray foam is commonly used in new construction applications where the walls are open. Insulation can also be sprayed into attics to boost the R-value and keep the home warm. Rolls of insulation are commonly used in the attics and crawlspaces of existing homes to make them more energy efficient. Finally, you may choose to add foamboard to your exterior walls when you have siding replaced to help make the home warmer in the winter.
R-value refers to the insulation’s ability to minimize heat flow. This means that your stays warmer in the winter because heated air is kept inside, and the hot air of the summer is kept out of your house. As the R-value increases, you can expect the insulation to provide you with greater results. In general, the highest R-value insulation is used in upper areas like the attic, cathedral ceilings and upper rooms.
Make the investment in insulation to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. You’ll lower your heating bills now and for years to come. You’ll also reduce the strain on your HVAC system to minimize repair bills and make your system last longer.