Now is the time to check your insulation, not just to prepare for winter, but also to keep that heat in the attic from moving on down into the house. Cooling and heating are the biggest part of your home’s total energy usage.
The US Department of Energy states that 50% to 70% of the energy used in the average household comes from heating and cooling your home. Not insulating your home properly can cause leakage of cool or warm air and make your home feel less comfortable than it should. A poorly insulated dwelling can cost thousands of dollars a year in wasted energy. Proper insulation creates a healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient home.
What are the major benefits of insulating your home?
You can have a great roof and quality siding on your home, but if it’s not properly insulated, it won’t be fully protected by the elements of weather. Keeping your home well-insulated cuts down on lost airflow through the roof, your ceiling, or your walls. Having a well-insulated home essentially stops the warm air from entering your house in the summer, and the warm air inside from escaping during the colder months. Your insulation is an extra wall of protection between the outside conditions and your family.
What’s the best type of insulation to use in my Pueblo, Colorado home?
Steel City Solar recommends energy-efficient, airtight, blown-in insulation. Blown-in insulation is applied using a machine that blows a paper-like material into the space to be insulated. This type of insulation material is more flexible and much smaller than the rolled batting types. This insulation will get into smaller spaces and fill the cracks more efficiently. Any odd-shaped spaces or around pipes and beams will be filled in. You won’t have to worry about the growth of mold or mildew because blown-in insulation is moisture resistant.
What is the most important area of the home to insulate?
Your attic is the most important place to have high-quality insulation in place. In the winter, you have warm air flowing through your house. Hot air rises and much of it can escape through your roof if it’s not thoroughly insulated. During the summer months, hot air is able to slip into your home through your roof and attic. The heat will build up and your upstairs will feel unusually warm if the attic hasn’t been properly insulated. This creates an uncomfortable environment. Your first instinct may be to turn up your air conditioner, which in turn will drive up your energy bills. Upgrading your insulation will not only protect your home from the penetration of moisture, but it will also help save energy. This will translate to savings on your energy bills. By keeping out the moisture, this decreases the chance of odor, wood rot, mold, and mildew. These can be damaging to your home but also dangerous to the health of your family over time.
Having blown-in insulation in your home will decrease your energy use. It creates a consistent, comfortable living environment in your home and prevents drafts throughout the entire house. A well-insulated home also creates a barrier to decrease the presence of sound inside your house as well and any noise from your neighbors. But most of all, your family will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This creates a more comfortable, healthier environment and helps you conserve energy all year round.
Does Steel City Solar Install Home Insulation?
Absolutely! Our trained professionals can deliver and install comprehensive insulation for your home. Steel City Solar offers blown-in insulation from Applegate Insulation, a trusted heating and cooling team of experts for the last 60 years. The Steel City team will install high-quality insulation material to provide you with all the benefits your home needs.
Solar? Insulation? Why Not Both?
The Steel City Solar team is well known and respected for being a local Pueblo leader in solar panel installation. We have many homeowners who have bundled our services to include both insulation and solar panel installation. It’s an easy way to get your home efficient and energy-producing, all with one call.
We’re happy to help you decide on the best insulation option for your house. Any questions or concerns will be gladly answered before, during, and after the work is complete. Call 719-569-5166 today or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate.