Insulating your home is commonly thought of as a way to keep your indoor environment cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. While that is definitely one of the results, there are other benefits that come from adding new or additional insulation. Here are the three most common benefits you'll see from a home insulation upgrade:
- Cost savings: By adding more insulation or insulating currently uninsulated areas, you'll see reductions in your monthly heating and cooling expenses. Insulation resists the flow of heat, which keeps warm air from escaping your home in the winter and getting into your home in the summer. A well-insulated home allows you to operate your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump at a lower level while still providing excellent levels of indoor comfort. The efficiency and effectiveness of your HVAC system will get a boost from added insulation, which reduces energy consumption and leads to lower utility bills.
- Improved indoor comfort: Insulation helps keep conditioned air where it belongs: inside your house where it can provide the most benefit to the people who live there. By adding new or additional insulation to the walls, ceiling, attic and basement, comfort levels will improve throughout your home. When selecting insulation, look for material with a high R-value. This rating measures how well insulation resists heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better and more effective the insulation.
- Reduced noise: Insulation provides an unexpected benefit: soundproofing. Insulation tends to muffle sounds between you and the environment around you. Improved levels of insulation will dampen noises that originate outside your home, such as constant traffic, annoying neighbors, early-morning construction or barking dogs. Insulation also reduces noises from inside your home, such as the sound of appliances or equipment, music or televisions played by other residents, and similar sounds. Thicker layers of insulation in walls and ceilings provide the best levels of soundproofing.
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