Insulate Your Home to Save On Energy Costs
Proper insulation inside your home reduces the amount of heat and cold air exchanged in areas like your walls, basement, attic, ducts, and roof. If your home constantly feels drafty, or too hot even when your air conditioner is on, then your home may have poor insulation.
What is Insulation?
Insulation is a material that acts as a barrier to reduce heat loss and heat gain throughout your home. It’s typically placed on roofs, ceilings, and floors. One of the main purposes of insulation is to lower how often and how long you use your home’s HVAC system.
A home that isn’t insulated enough can drive up your energy bill because you may be using your air conditioning or heating system more often than necessary to feel comfortable. It’s important to install and choose the right kind of insulation if you make improvements to your home.
Choosing the Right Insulation
If your home is poorly insulated, we recommend you select the right energy-efficient insulation to help cut the cost of your energy bill. There are different types of insulation and each type has its own R-value that measures how resistant the material is to heat. The more resistant, the better.
Types of Insulation
Before installing or replacing in your home, take note of your current insulation’s rating in order to improve it this time around. Here are some types of insulation you can install to save money:
Batts and Blankets
One of the simplest ways to insulate your house yourself is to use rolls of batts and blankets. They’re lightweight, easy to transport, and easy to install. If you like DIY projects that save money, this type of insulation comes in handy for a quick solution.
This type of insulation is made of fiberglass or loose-fill cellulose. Fiberglass is lightweight, and loose-fill cellulose has a higher R-value, meaning it can better insulate your home while cutting costs on energy.
Structural Insulated Panels
If you’re not worried about the cost to install, then structural insulated panels are a good choice. They save up to 14 percent on energy costs and are popular to use for new construction. We recommend that you do not try to install this insulation yourself and hire a professional who has experience working with this type of material.
Call the Experts
If you’re not sure whether or not your home needs better insulation or if you’re having issues with your HVAC unit, our team at Moody Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help! We can inspect and make sure your home is cooling evenly, or if there are issues with your insulation and air conditioning. Call us today at (316) 444-1019 to schedule your appointment!