Insulation helps to protect families against extreme weather and the very hot and cold temperatures that often accompany it. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not fully insulate their homes, which leaves them vulnerable to very hot and very cold weather. If your home is lacking full insulation, here are four benefits of whole-home insulation that you should consider.
1. Lower Energy Costs
When you have a fully insulated home, your HVAC system is more effective and efficient. It won’t have to run as often to heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer. The less it runs, the longer your HVAC system will last while giving you lower energy bills throughout the years. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, whole-home insulation can save you up to 10% on your heating and cooling bills. That kind of savings ensures you will get at least a partial return on your investment to insulate your entire home.
2. Improved Comfort All Year
A well-insulated home is one that more easily maintains a comfortable temperature throughout the year. The insulation lessens the need to use space heaters to keep bedrooms and other living areas warm on cold winter nights. They also make the air conditioning more effective in the summer and enable better ventilation throughout your home. A fully insulated home also helps to keep the humidity level inside your home at a comfortable level.
3. Better Soundproofing
You can enjoy a more peaceful existence inside your fully insulated home because the insulation helps to soundproof the walls, floor, and roof. You’ll hear less noise while inside, which can be especially beneficial if you live near a busy road or highway. The sound dampening also enables you to sleep more restfully and enjoy more peace and quiet while inside your home.
4. More Healthful Home
A comfortable home that holds a stable temperature throughout the year helps to prevent illnesses and the spread of the common cold and flu. Your body won’t have to endure widely fluctuating temperatures and have you shivering while it is cold or sweating when it is hot outside. You can sleep better and enjoy the general health benefits of a quieter and more comfortable home.
Are you considering whole-home insulation? You can call or visit us at 360 Energy Spray Foam to learn more about the many options for insulation and schedule installation. We can’t wait to hear from you!