Insulation acts as a barrier, protecting your home from the outdoors. It prevents indoor air from escaping, and outdoor air from seeping in. Having proper insulation will not only keep you comfortable, but it will also save you money in the long run. But what areas of your home need insulation the most? Read on to find out:
Your attic is one of the easiest places for heat to escape and cool air to flow down into your home (if it’s the summer, reverse it). As such, it’s essential that you insulate your attic so that the outdoor air stays in the attic and doesn’t travel to the rest of your home.
The basement is another key place where air can escape or seep in. While the cool, basement air may be refreshing in the summertime, it won’t be in the winter. You can keep the rest of your home warm by insulation your basement to keep that cold air down below. Additionally, insulation can help protect against moisture, preventing mold growth or pests.
If your ducts are in an unconditioned space in your home, then it’s essential you seal and insulate them. This will help prevent energy loss throughout the year.
Warm air rises. It’s why your upstairs is often warmer than your downstairs. However, if the warm air is constantly rising into your upstairs, then your downstairs will be cold during the winter. Insulation can help keep the warm air downstairs while also ensuring your upstairs remains warm, too.
Walls seem sturdy enough, but did you know air can still seep through them? To prevent drafts, you need to insulate the interior and exterior walls.
Just as walls are not air-tight, neither are floors. If floors are up against unheated areas of your home (such as crawlspaces or garages), then they’ll quickly lose heat. Insulate your floors to prevent heat loss and to decrease noise.
Wyatt Insulation can install your insulation in any area of your home. Contact us today to learn more!