Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or insulation isn’t something you’ve ever had to deal with before, you may be asking yourself “why does my home need insulation.” While you likely know that it keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, there are a variety of other ways your home will benefit from being properly insulated.
Keep reading to learn more about why your home needs insulation!
Benefits of insulating your home
If you’re building a new home, suffering from water or pest damage, or in the midst of a remodel, you may be faced with the issue of insulation. When deciding whether you need new insulation or the more costly insulation option, here are some things you should consider:
1. Noise Reduction
According to My Energy Monster, in addition to maintaining the internal temperature of your home, a huge benefit of having a well-insulated home is noise control. Noise pollution can be a huge turn-off to potential home buyers, and just by insulating well, you can reduce the noise from the exterior of your home by up to 50%!
Noise from around the interior of your home can cause issues, too. It’s hard to get a good night of sleep when you can hear someone else snoring on the floor below.
2. Added comfort
Insulation can have an impact on the comfort of your home. When it’s poorly insulated it can let in unwanted drafts, leave walls feeling cold, let in too much noise pollution, and keep your home heated/cooled longer and more evenly.
Our quality of life can be incredibly impacted by the home we are living in. One that’s not keeping us comfortable is not one that you need to be paying your hard-earned money for!
3. Lower power bills
You may have already come to this conclusion, but when your house is well-insulated, it maintains the temperature of your space for longer periods. When the temperature doesn’t go through crazy fluctuations, your heating and cooling systems don’t kick on as much.
The reduced time your systems are running will cause a significant decrease in the amount of money you’re spending to heat and cool your home! Not only are you going to be able to save money, but, according to REenergize CO, you’ll be able to reduce your carbon footprint, too!
In addition to all the above-listed benefits, insulation can actually work to keep you and your family safe. There are a variety of things that proper insulation can protect you and your home from, including:
- Freezing pipes in the winter
- Pollutants and allergens from the outdoors
- Excess moisture and condensation
- Mold and mildew
When selecting the right insulation for you, it’s important to consider these factors and whether you want your insulation to provide them.
5. Increase your home’s value
If you intend on selling your home one day, then you’re going to care about updates that will increase your ROI (return on investment). One of these includes good insulation.
Because of things like reduced noise pollution, lower energy bills increased protection, and better comfort, you will be able to increase the value of your home. As noted by Home Works Energy, insulation can increase anywhere from 2-4% of your home’s current value!
The bottom line
There are so many benefits to properly insulating and re-insulating your home that you will be able to enjoy for a long time to come. For questions concerning insulation types and installation, contact us today!