Home Insulation Installation
Does your home have enough insulation? You’re not sure? Did you know more than a million homes in the US aren’t adequately insulated? That’s right – approximately 50 million homes in this country aren’t properly insulated, causing their owners to pay more money on energy bills. But this can be avoided!
Does your home in Maryland need more insulation? Comfortable Home Energy Audits can help you find out!
Types of Home Insulation
You have a number of options when it comes to insulating your home. From radiant barrier to blown-in cellulose insulation, there are several materials you can use. Our insulation contractors can install:
- Radiant barriers (foil insulation)
- Fiberglass insulation (blown-in / loose-fill)
- Cellulose insulation (blown-in / loose-fill or dense pack)
- Foam insulation (spray foam, injection foam or foam board)
Certain types of insulation work best in certain areas – for instance, foil insulation should be installed in your attic – and professional home insulation contractors can help you decide which type of insulation should be installed in which location!
To have a truly energy efficient home, you should insulate the interior and exterior walls, attic, basement and any crawlspaces. Insulation should also be installed in cracks and crevices in your home’s envelope and around piping.
If your home is insulated (unless your home was built forty or fifty years ago, it should have some insulation), make sure it has the right amount of insulation. How do you know if you have the right amount?
Signs Your Home Isn’t Properly Insulated
A professional insulation company or an energy auditing company like Comfortable Home Energy Audits can let you know if you need to install more insulation. However, there are a few ways you can check this for yourself. Signs your home isn’t adequately insulated include:
- Drafty rooms
- Walls and floors that are cold to the touch in the winter
- Uneven temperature from room to room
- Ice dams (and large icicles) in the winter
- Outside noises that seem extremely loud
- Mold growth in the corners, where the ceiling and wall meet
- Furnace running more than normal in the winter
- AC running more than normal in the summer
- Higher than normal energy bills
- Melting snow on your roof
If you’ve been experiencing any of these, don’t wait – get your home checked out right away. You’ll be amazed at the difference a properly insulated home can make!
Benefits of Home Insulation
Besides maximizing energy efficiency and saving you money, home insulation offers a number of benefits. Homes that are well insulated are more comfortable year round, are better for the environment (insulating your home is a great way to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels) and have potentially higher value than homes without enough insulation.
If your home needs more insulation, or if you want to find out why your energy bills are skyrocketing, Comfortable Home Energy Audits can perform an energy audit and install insulation in your home. Contact our insulation contactors today!