When people use the term energy efficiency, you probably think of things like replacing light bulbs and unplugging unused appliances. However, one of the biggest secrets to energy efficiency is hidden right between your walls and floors: insulation.
In short? YES. Insulation is what keeps your house at the desired temperature, and it’s especially crucial during extreme weather. If you want to stay warm inside, insulation is kind of like the great big sweater your house is wearing to fend off the winter chill. No sweater? Well, you’ll definitely catch cold.
The connection is essential, but a bit indirect. We've already talked about how it keeps the inside temp at one level while preventing the outside temp from creeping inside. How effective it is will determine how hard your heating and cooling system has to work to keep your house comfortable. And the harder your system has to work, the more energy it uses.
Heating and cooling comprise as much as 50% of a person’s home utility bill, so anything you can do to help it run less frequently is going to save you money and reduce energy consumption. And the key to running an HVAC system less often is keeping warm (or cool) inside, where it counts.
In addition to wall insulation, think about checking for insulation around your ductwork. If you’re losing heat before it arrives in the furthest reaches of your house, that’s almost the same as burning money. Get a home energy audit and find out how different types of insulation can help you save.
If you’re ready for your home energy audit, contact us today, and we will be there to help you with all your energy efficiency needs.Back to Posts