Updating your insulation or adding more is probably one of the last things on your list of things to do. We get it, it can be kind of a hassle, but did you know that it could actually save you a lot of money and discomfort? The winter months can be hard on your home (and your energy bill), and one way to ease the tension is to reconsider the insulation idea!
3 benefits of updating your insulation before winter
There are a variety of benefits that come with insulation updates, and some of them can even save you money, too! A few of these benefits include:
1. Proper insulation can help you reduce your power bill
When your house is insulated in all the right places, you can cut a huge chunk off of your power bill (around 15% of savings). This is due to a variety of reasons:
- Properly sealing off drafty spots like windows, doors, vents, and plumbing
- Effectively trapping warm air more effectively
- Preventing cool air from penetrating your home through attics and crawl spaces
- Allowing you to put off turning on your furnace
2. Avoid freezing pipes
Freezing pipes is an unfortunate but common occurrence here in the Northland. When temperatures drop too low or your thermostat isn’t set to a temperature warm enough, pipes can freeze, causing cracks and flooding bursts of water.
State Farm notes that one efficient way to prevent this from happening is to properly insulate your plumbing. Regardless of what material your pipes are made out of, uninsulated pipes can freeze, especially the exposed ones!
3. Get renovation projects out of the way before the holidays
Whether you’re adding insulation to your attic or crawlspace or need to update the insulation throughout your home, it’s going to take time to get the job completed. Scheduling your insulation renovation now will help you get the project done before the insanity of the holiday season arrives.
Getting new insulation before the holidays means that the project will be done before a slew of people come over for your annual party and everyone will be more comfortable without cold drafts!
What’s the best insulation for your home?
If you’re investing in new insulation, it’s important that you choose the insulation that’s going to provide you with the most benefits! One of the best types of insulation that you can add to your home is spray foam insulation. Not only does it trap in heat better than most other types, but it’s also perfect for attics, crawlspaces, plumbing, and other drafty areas that have awkward nooks and crannies that can be otherwise difficult to insulate. It can also add structural support to your home when applied correctly!
While there are other benefits of adding or redoing insulation in your home like increased selling value, getting it done before winter hits will ensure that your home is going to protect you, your family, and your bank account, and keep you comfortable during the long winter months.
Give us a call at Northstar Insulating if you would like to talk more about how we can help you properly insulate your home before the cold winter is here!