How Can Insulation Boost Energy Efficiency?

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If you’re dealing with high heating and cooling costs in your home, you might be looking at your HVAC system as the culprit. But wait—did you know that your home’s insulation can be playing a bigger role than your furnace or air conditioner in high energy bills? Here’s how proper insulation can make a big difference in your house.

Heating and cooling, on average, accounts for 54% of an average single-family home’s energy usage. That’s more than half!

But, with proper insulation and air sealing, you can reduce your home’s annual energy costs by an average of 15%!

How Does Insulation and Air Sealing Work?

Insulation helps slow the transfer of heat between the building materials of your home. In the winter, it keeps heat in; in the summer, it keeps heat out.

Air sealing fills in the cracks and gaps that allow air to travel between the inside and outside of your home, and works alongside insulation to fight back against energy loss.

No matter how expensive or powerful your heating and cooling system is, you’ll be leaking money out of your home (and likely living in an uncomfortable house) with poor insulation and air leaks.

By properly insulating and air sealing your home, you’ll benefit from:

  • Relief from the heat in the middle of summer
  • Peace and quiet with improved soundproofing
  • Warm and cozy rooms all winter long
  • Energy savings and lower energy bills every month
  • Less risk of moisture and humidity issues inside

Schedule a healthy home assessment and energy audit today with WMGB Home Improvement, and find the right solution to high energy bills.

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