In the winter, you want to keep your home as warm as possible; in the summer, you want to keep it as cool as possible. While our heating and HVAC systems work to make this happen, they can only do so much. Inside air will escape and outdoor air will leak into your home…unless, of course, you have the proper insulation.
Home insulation can save you money on energy costs year-round. Here’s how:
How insulation works
Insulation works by slowing conductive and convective heat flow. Put simply, it’s a barrier between your home and the outside world. It prevents the air inside from leaking out, and the air outside from seeping in. Without quality insulation, your heating and HVAC systems will have to work overtime to make up for losing heat in the winter and gaining heat in the summer.
How much money insulation can save you
Be slowing down heat flow in your home, you will reduce how much warm air you lose in the winter time and cool air you lose in the summer time. This means that your heating and HVAC systems will be working far less than they normally would.
According to the EPA, quality home insulation can save you 15% on your utility bills each year. Just think about what you could do with that kind of money!
Where to install insulation
In order to see the greatest benefits from insulation, it needs to be installed in the right places. Typically, insulation is best served in walls, the attic, and crawl space. However, you can also install insulation in the floors, too.
Wyatt Insulation can install high-quality insulation in your Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana home. Contact us today to learn more!