Why Michigan Homes Need Proper Insulation in Attics and Crawlspaces

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Why Michigan Homes Need Proper Insulation In Attics And Crawlspaces

Does your house still feel cold, even after cranking up the thermostat? If so, you’re not alone. Lot of homeowners bundle up with blankets, sweaters, and fuzzy socks to beat the winter chill. The good news is that insulating your attic or crawlspace the proper way can help your home stay warm. It can also help reduce your monthly heating bills this winter.

Here are the main advantages to adding more insulation for your attic or crawlspace.

Pay Less for Energy Bills

Are you losing heat through the attic or crawlspace? If so, your heating system will need to work harder to keep your home at the temperature set by your thermostat. Working extra hard will shorten the lifespan of your heating system. It’ll also increase your monthly energy bills.

Properly installed insulation will reduce how much you spend on energy bills. It will also help your heating system last as long as possible. Owning a home can get expensive, which is why it’s important to save as much money as you can.

Extend Your Heating System’s Lifespan

You can lose a lot of heat through an attic or crawlspace that has little to no insulation. This makes your heating system run more often to keep your home at a consistent temperature. Your heating system will continue to run until it reaches the temperature you set via the thermostat.

Maintain a Comfortable Indoor Temperature

You shouldn’t have to wear several layers of clothing to stay warm in your own house. If you don’t insulate your home the proper way, some rooms may feel colder than others. That’s why you should call Eikenhout for product recommendations. We carry high-quality insulation brands to help your home feel comfortable year-round.

Where Can I Install Insulation in My Home?

You can add insulation wherever it’s needed in your home. For example, it’s possible to place insulation underneath exterior siding during installation. But attics and crawlspaces are the most important (and accessible) places to install home insulation.

Attic Insulation

It’s a well-known fact that heat rises. This means that the heated air inside your home will rise into the attic. From there, it may leak outside if you don’t have enough insulation to stop it.

We can recommend what brands and types of insulation are best for attics. Insulating your attic before the snow flies will help keep your home warm and cozy this winter.

Crawlspace Insulation

When heat rises, it’s enough to create an updraft that pulls cold air from the crawlspace into your house. Without proper insulation, cold air will continue to enter your home. This makes it difficult to heat rooms without increasing your energy bills. Installing insulation in crawlspaces will help prevent heat loss in the winter.

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Contact Eikenhout to Get Started

Eikenhout is proud to serve Michiganders at nine convenient locations throughout the state. We offer insulation products from high-quality brands, such as Hunter, ProCat®, and Atlas®. To learn more about our inventory, please call one of our locations or fill out our online contact form. We’d be more than happy to help!

This blog post has been updated.

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