The Real Truth About Proper Home Insulation

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Maybe you’ve felt a cold draft on an otherwise pleasant winter morning. Or, in the middle of summer, things don’t feel quite as fresh inside as you’d like. What’s the issue?

Why is insulation important?

Insulation is probably one of those things many homeowners take for granted — until they need it or have a problem with theirs. But what are the benefits of proper insulation?

Helps Keep Home Warm

Good insulation that is installed correctly helps to keep conditioned air inside your home. That means that air-conditioned air stays in your home in the summer, keeping it cooler, while heated air stays inside more during the winter to keep your home warmer.

Saves Energy on Heating and Cooling Bills

Because insulation keeps the air your HVAC system heats or cools inside your home more easily, it prevents unnecessary extra energy from being spent to keep your home comfortable. Improper insulation results in a loss of heat during winter. In turn, this makes us crank up the heat because it seems like it isn’t working as well as it should be. By reducing the amount of energy spent, we also reduce how much we pay for in monthly energy bills.

Prevents Pests from Entering Home

Home insulation also has another, less obvious benefit. Proper insulation seals your home from the outside world, keeping warm air inside and keeping uninvited guests outside. Pests such as rodents, cockroaches, ants, and more can infiltrate your home through the smallest openings. When your home is properly sealed against the elements, it also significantly reduces the number of entrances for pests to make their way into your home to cause trouble.

Insulation means more to our homes and our daily lives than we may let ourselves believe. If you’re ready to add more insulation to your home or have your current insulation inspected to test your home’s performance and energy efficiency, contact the experts from Pro Energy Solutions at (800) 704-7340.

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