5 Benefits of Home Insulation

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5 Benefits of Home Insulation

By investing in this one home improvement, your entire home benefits all year round for the rest of its life. Here are some of the many advantages of a properly insulated home.

More comfort
Insulation helps your home stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter, so you don’t have to crank up your heating or cooling system to the max just to get by. It gives you the best possible starting point to enjoy easy, efficient year-round comfort. 

Lower energy costs
If your home has poor insulation and air leaks, you could be spending 15% more than you need to on heating and cooling.* It also means extra wear and tear on your heating system and air conditioner. Proper insulation and air sealing is the best way to prevent wasted energy and keep your home and energy bill in a comfortable, happy place.

Less noise
Got a snorer in the house? Noisy neighbors? Live on a busy street? Insulation might not block everything out, but it definitely absorbs sound and can help make your home a quieter place to relax. 

Improved environmental impact
Saving energy benefits your home, community and the environment. Improving your insulation is one of the best steps you can take to make a difference in terms of your home’s energy performance and carbon footprint. 

Resale value
If you’re planning on selling your home in the coming years, being able to tell prospective buyers that top-quality insulation is already in place and lowering the home’s operating costs can be a real selling point.

FOCUS ON ENERGY® offers incentives and resources to help with your next insulation upgrade. To get started, talk to a Trade Ally contractor or call 855.339.8866.

*Source: energystar.gov
 

A worker in protective gear installs spray foam insulation in a home that is under construction.

Posted August 2019.

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