If you’re looking for ways to save energy in your Grand Traverse County-area home, a home insulation upgrade can be a relatively inexpensive and easy solution. In fact, insulation has a number of benefits that make it a wise investment for your home.
- For most homeowners, a significant amount of the money they spend on utility costs goes toward heating and cooling their homes. Upgrading your insulation is a way to lower your energy costs without sacrificing comfort. Heat, being an energy, moves toward colder areas. In the winter, it moves from the parts of your house you deliberately heat into the colder parts, like the attic, that you don’t intend to heat. In the summer, it moves from the hot outdoors in to the areas you’re trying to cool. Obviously this leads to a lot of wasted energy trying to replace the conditioned air that you’re losing. A home insulation upgrade will block the movement of heat both in cold and hot weather, saving you a significant amount of money.
- Along with monetary savings, you get an increase in home comfort when you do a home insulation upgrade. Insulation keeps your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, especially when installed under your roof, exterior walls and under floors that are over unheated spaces like basements or garages.
- Another benefit of insulation is sound reduction. Just like it stops heat, insulation stops noise. By adding insulation to both exterior and interior walls, you can block a lot of the noise that comes in from outside or from other rooms. Quieter houses make it easier to sleep well, have conversations and concentrate when working or studying. They also have a greater resale value; when prospective buyers tour the home, one thing that turns them off quickly is loud traffic noise. If prospective buyers know that they are getting a quiet, energy-efficient house, they will be much more willing to buy.
If you’d like more information about home insulation upgrade or any other HVAC issues, contact Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing. Our expert team has proudly served the Grand Traverse County area for more than 30 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Traverse City, Michigan and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about insulation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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