October has arrived, and a brisk one it has been! With winter right around the corner and residents across Montgomery County will be retreating indoors to avoid the biting cold. If your home is lacking adequate insulation (at least 13” and ideally 17” according to ENERGY STAR®), don’t wait until it’s too late.
Below are five reasons to add insulation to your home today:
- Comfort: Your home is your refuge from the outside world; therefore, you want to maintain a comfortable environment. If the insulation in your home is inadequate, you’ll notice the outside elements creeping into your home and disrupting your comfort. Reliable insulation is the key to keeping your house warm and cozy all winter, and cool in the summer.
- Savings: You pay the utility companies a lot of money in the winter months to keep your home warm. However, if your home is not sealed and insulated properly, you might as well be throwing your money out the window right along with your heat. Your energy bills will decrease and you’ll have more money in your wallet if you properly insulate your home. The U.S. Department of Energy publishes an average of 20% savings on heating and cooling bills just by sealing and insulating your home to ENERGY STAR® standards.
- Noise Control: If you have kids or pets (or both!) chances are there’s a lot of activity occurring in your home – and therefore, a lot of noise. Add to that factors that are out of your control – loud neighbors, traffic, construction, etc., and you may find yourself struggling to sleep or get some peace and quiet. By insulating your home, you’re getting the added benefit of a sound barrier, as well.
- Eco-Friendliness: The more energy that’s needed to heat your house, the higher the toll on the environment because more resources need to be consumed. This winter, give Mother Nature a break. Properly insulating your home will not just save you money, but it will help reduce your carbon imprint.
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