Dealing with a chilly home, uneven temperatures, or drafts as we transition to winter? These are all common signs of an inefficient home. An inefficient home tends to be uncomfortable, has poor indoor air quality, and can pose health risks if left unchecked.
Wondering how to improve the efficiency of your home in Grand Rapids or Wyoming, Michigan? It’s not difficult if you know where to start! The pros at WMGB know all things home efficiency and we’re here to help. Let’s dive into some of our top tips to make your home more efficient.
1. Make Insulation Upgrades
Contrary to popular belief, insulation also helps your home year-round! In the warmer months it will keep heat out of your home’s living areas, and in the colder months it traps your heat inside to keep your rooms consistently cozy and comfortable.
A professional insulation technician will be able to perform a comprehensive assessment of your home’s insulation needs to best determine where new insulation should be installed.
2. Focus on Attic Insulation
Most attics are insulated, but few are sufficiently insulated! By adding insulation to an older home (or replacing damaged insulation), you can drastically improve your insulation R-levels. This can help prevent ice dams (a damaging result of insufficient insulation) in the winter!
Attic insulation can help in the summer months as well. Do you ever deal with a very warm second floor? It’s likely a result of poor attic insulation that can be easily remedied.
3. Embrace Air Sealing
Air sealing uses spray foam insulation to seal normal leaks and gaps in your home where air exchange occurs between your conditioned inside space and the outdoors. Seeing spiders or other pests in your home is a good sign that air sealing will help your home efficiency because these critters come in through the same gaps as the outdoor air!
By cutting down on air leakage, your systems won’t have to work as hard to keep your home comfortable.
Improve Your Home’s Efficiency with WMGB
As the local Kalamazoo efficiency specialists, WMGB knows how to improve every home’s efficiency, no matter how old it is! In addition to attic insulation and air sealing, we also offer:
Get Started Today with a Free Home Energy Assessment!
Now that we’re reviewed how to increase energy efficiency in your home, the next step is to find out exactly where you need insulation and air sealing! With a free home energy assessment, the WMGB team will come and inspect your home with advanced technology including blower door tests and infrared camera imaging.