Insulating your home is the easiest way for homeowners to conserve energy. Insulation reduces the amount of heat loss through your walls and blocks the temperature of the outdoors from seeping into your home. Not only does insulation help keep your home at a more comfortable temperature, but it also helps save you money on heating and cooling costs throughout the entire years. Let Superior Home Improvements of Lexington, Kentucky show you a few insulation solutions to help you reduce your energy usage in your home.
Walls, Floors, and Attics
Insulating your walls, floors, and attics creates an outer shell of insulation around your home. By insulating these areas, you protect the outermost layer of your home from experiencing temperature loss and transfer. If you are going to insulate any area of your home, make it these areas. Insulating the walls, floors, and attic will ensure that you save the most money on heating and cooling costs because these areas will experience the harshest weather conditions. Additionally, your attic will lose the most heat in your home. Because heat rises, heat will stay trapped in your attic, and if it is not properly insulated it will seep out of your home and not serve to warm your home.
Insulated Air Ducts
If your home has central heating and air conditioning, poorly insulated air ducts can cost you money. If your air ducts are not properly insulated and sealed, the air flow through your ducts will not get to the proper areas of your home at the right temperature. This will result in your air conditioning and heating systems to run longer than necessary and cost you excess money. Ensure that the seals are especially tight around your registers so you do not have air leaking behind your wall and wasting money.
Reflective insulation is a great way to block even more heat transfer in your home. Reflective insulation is installed in the attic floor. This insulation does not absorb the heat that will inevitably seep into your attic, but blocks the heat from the attic entirely. This mechanism will keep your home cooler in the warm months and greatly reduce the amount of time your air conditioning unit will need to run.
Sealing Your Home
Lastly, and most importantly, if you are trying to improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your heating and cooling costs, you need to make sure that your house is properly sealed. If your home is not sealed and has openings near windows and doors, your heating and cooling bill remain high. Make sure you do not seal the house too tightly though, because too much sealing will block good ventilation throughout the home.
If you have more questions about insulation and things you can do to help improve the energy efficiency in your home, contact Superior Home Improvements today! With an A+ rating from the BBB and as a member of Angie’s List, we can assure you that our services will meet all your standards. Proudly serving Central Kentucky since 1991, our team of experienced professionals can help you with all your home improvement needs.