Does it seem like no matter what you do, you’re unable to keep your home at a comfortable temperature in the winter?
If so, you’re not alone. We’ve worked with plenty of customers who were uncomfortable in their homes before they decided to install new insulation.
In this blog post, we will explain why insulation is so important for keeping your home comfortable this winter. For information on insulation prices, we recommend getting in touch with a building supply company near you.
Why is home insulation important?
Any home contractor will tell you that insulation is important for keeping Michigan homes comfortable in the winter. Below are the reasons why.
Reduces Energy Bills
If your home is losing heat through the attic or crawlspace, your furnace or other heating system will have to work harder to compensate. Since heating systems that are forced to run for long periods of time use more energy, your energy bills will also be higher. Proper insulation installation will reduce how much you spend on energy bills.
Reduces Burden on Heating Systems
If your home is losing a lot of heat through the attic or crawlspace, your heating system will have to work harder and run longer to keep your home at the temperature you set via the thermostat. Installing fiberglass insulation, or other insulation types, will prevent your home’s heating system from needing to be prematurely replaced.
Restores Comfortable Temperature to Home
You shouldn’t have to pile on several layers of clothing to stay warm in your own house. An installation that hasn’t been installed properly can cause your home to be unevenly heated so some rooms are colder than others. To keep you and your family comfortable this winter, be sure to ask an insulation supply company what options you can use for attics and crawlspaces.
Where can I install insulation in my home?
It’s important to understand that insulation can be added throughout your home. For example, home insulation can be installed underneath exterior siding. However, the most important (and accessible) places for homeowners to add insulation are attics and crawlspaces.
It’s a well-known fact that heat rises. Unfortunately, this means that the heated air inside your home will rise into the attic and escape outside if there’s not sufficient insulation to stop it. Thankfully, a building materials supplier can recommend what brands and types of insulation are best for attics. Installing attic insulation before the snow flies will help keep your home comfortable throughout the winter.
When heat rises, it’s enough to create an updraft that pulls cold air from the crawl space into your house. Without proper crawlspace insulation, cold air will continue to enter your home and make it difficult to heat rooms without increasing your energy bills. We recommend you install insulation in crawlspaces to prevent heat loss in the winter.
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