How Proper Home Insulation Can save You Money Every Month
With all the financial responsibilities that come with homeownership, saving money is at the top of your list of priorities. Reducing your monthly water usage, sticking to a strict grocery budget and staying on your HOA’s good side helps to keep the bills low and manageable. But if you just can’t seem to bring your energy costs down, your insulation could be the answer to your problem.
Your HVAC system will always work hard to cool or heat your home until it reaches and maintains the selected temperature. It works to keep you as comfortable as you desire—until you receive your energy bill that is. If your insulation is not doing it’s best work to maintain a solid barrier between the inside and outside of your home, this can cause your HVAC unit to work even harder.
What Does Insulation Do?
Insulation keeps treated air (from your HVAC unit) in your home. Although your home may be insulated, it could have gaps, which can cause the air to escape and make it harder for your HVAC unit to heat your home. This can be caused by poor installation or an aged insulation.
How Do I Know if I Have a Leak?
We find that majority of HVAC gaps are in the attic. You may not think the attic needs to be sealed if you’re just treating it as storage, but it actually has a major effect on your heating and air. If your attic doesn’t receive proper insulation, the temperature will feel more like outside, which will tell your HVAC unit to work on overdrive to make your home comfortable.
The good news is, this can be fixed. We can test for any leaks and drafts in your insulation that can cause your energy bill to skyrocket. If you have questions about scheduling maintenance for your unit, give us a call at 866-830-5444.