Many homeowners think of insulation simply as “the pink stuff” hidden behind their walls and in their attics. But insulation plays a vital role in a house’s energy efficiency.
Are you aware of how insulation affects the comfort of your home? You might be surprised to learn that replacing your insulation can drastically lower your monthly energy bills, particularly if it hasn’t been inspected or replaced for a while?
How Insulation Works
Insulation reduces heat transfer between the materials that make up your home’s construction envelope. In addition to blown cellulose insulation, there are other insulation types, but some companies generally favors it for many home improvement projects since:
Cellulose can be installed dense pack or loose fill, and can be blown into nearly any part of your home, including the attic and walls.
It is significantly less expensive to insulate with cellulose than with spray foam, so homeowners will break even more quickly on their home improvement investments.
· Environmentally friendly
Cellulose is a fire-resistant material made from recycled newspaper. Insulation made from wood is much “greener” than spray foam, made of polyurethane, a plastic.
Often, home performance contractors emphasize the importance of attic insulation, ignoring the lower levels of a home, but proper basement insulation can also be beneficial for homeowners. There are a variety of methods that MGT Insulation offers to protect and seal the bottom of a home, from blown-in dense pack cellulose between concrete studs to rigid foam board and fiberglass batts beneath floor joists.
How You’ll Benefit from New Insulation
When you replace your old insulation with new blown-in cellulose insulation, your heating and air conditioning systems will need to run less frequently to deliver the same amount of conditioned air into your home and keep you comfortable. There are several advantages to upgrading your insulation:
· Reduced energy consumption
· Lower heating and cooling bills year-round
· Increased home value
· Improved indoor comfort
EPA estimates that improving your insulation (and air sealing) can result in an average annual savings of 16 percent on your heating and cooling bills. You’ll save so much money in the years following an update to your whole house insulation in Minnesota!
Call A Plus for a Leading Insulation Company Near You in NH
Interested in taking the first steps toward a more energy-efficient home? Through building science-based tests like thermal imaging and blower door testing, arrange for an energy audit to find out where your home’s insulation is weakest. Performing a house audit can maximize your home performance upgrade ROI, ensuring that the money you spend for insulation in your MN home will bring you the most value.