If you are planning on a home remodeling project later this season, make it a point to have your home insulation checked and address any problems you may find. It may not boost your home’s curb appeal, but proper home insulation can bring you the following benefits:
More Comfortable Home
Your home’s enclosure consists of the attic, exterior walls, and fenestrations, which include windows, entry doors and skylights. With proper insulation, it helps ensure that your indoor temperatures are consistent throughout the house, no uncomfortable hot spots or drafts. If you’ve had problems with uneven temperatures between rooms, then you need to get your insulation checked or replaced if needed.
Better Equipment Performance
A well-insulated enclosure means your home won’t require as much output from your air conditioning system. In fact, you can set your air conditioning system to a few degrees lower and it won’t feel noticeably discomfortable. Your air conditioner won’t be overworking all the time just to keep your home cool, which makes it more efficient. If your home has components made of wood, such as wooden flooring, consistent indoor temperatures can minimize warping from temperature differences.
Lower Utility Bills
Perhaps the greatest benefit of a properly insulated home is the savings in your utility bills. With less required output from your air conditioning system, it consumes less energy, resulting in a substantial decrease in your monthly energy consumption.
You may be wondering what can be done to determine if your home needs new insulation. The best ways to do so is to have your home inspected by an auditor certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). In addition to inspecting your home for problem spots in your insulation, energy auditors also assess everything in your home that could affect your energy consumption. This includes appliances, electrical wiring and all fenestrations. At the end of the audit, you will receive a report that includes recommendations on which projects to prioritize.
To learn more about home insulation, or our other services such as new flooring, call Home Remodeling Center today at (760) 410-6005. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We serve many areas in San Diego and San Marcos, CA.