When your home was built, the builder took care of installing insulation according to the state building codes. You’ve got nothing more to do there. If only that were true! A little extra effort from you, the homeowner, will show up in your energy bills every month. Take a minute to think about how you can improve your insulation.
State building codes establish the minimum requirements for how any structure, residential or commercial, is to be constructed. Therein lies the problem! It’s the minimum. Building code is the “We won’t let you get away with doing anything less than this” level. Do you trust your family’s comfort to the minimum requirements of the law?
Ask your local air conditioning installation expert, and he’ll tell you that a little extra insulation is a smart way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your energy bills. Added insulation help keep out the hot air in the summer and the cold air in the winter. You’ll be able to maintain the same temperature inside but use less energy to do so. The insulation creates a boundary that protects and preserves your indoor temperature.
In addition to lowering your heating and cooling costs, adding to your existing insulation has a few more benefits. Here are just a few:
- Improved humidity control
- Reduced noise from outdoor
- Lower risk of rodents and pests accessing your home
Adding to your insulation layers pays in more ways than one!
So how do you know how much to insulation to install in addition to the state and local building codes for your area? Check the government’s website www.energystar.gov to learn more about the R values of insulation and what location needs. You can also schedule an appointment with your local air conditioning installation professionals. They can help guide you to the right choices for your home. Just be sure to choose a team that provides excellent service and has a top-notch reputation.
A little extra insulation will do your home – and your wallet – a world of good!