The Benefits of Whole Home Insulation
Insulation is any material that is used within the walls of a building to either keep in heat, soundproof, increase fire resistance or minimize vibration impact. When people think of home insulation, the first image that probably comes to mind is a bunch of pink foam in the attic. This is typically the cheapest way to insulate your home, and it’s most common in older homes. Whole home insulation – insulation within your walls, ceilings, and floors – is common these days, and there are very real benefits that come along with it.
Homes that are properly insulated use about 30 to 50% less energy than homes that are not insulated. Insulation within the walls, ceilings, and even floors of your home will maintain an internal environment and temperature that are affected less by the outside environment and temperature. As a result, insulation will keep your home warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer. Thus, you don’t have to use your heater or air conditioning as much. This energy conservation translates directly into saving money, especially considering the fact that heating and cooling account for about 40% of your home’s energy usage.
Aside from comfort and energy, there is also the added benefit of noise reduction. Insulation will not only minimize the sound coming in from outside, but it will also reduce noise transfer between rooms by absorbing and/or deflecting the sound waves. This will further increase the comfort and privacy of your home, which can have advantages that extend beyond your own family living comfortably in your home. An added incentive to consider for installing whole home insulation is the fact that it will increase your home’s market value. From a buyer’s perspective, an already insulated home is worth paying a little more for, and from a realtor’s perspective, this means a higher market value for your home.
Of course, there are many different kinds of home insulation materials to consider, including fiberglass, mineral-fiber, cellulose thermal, vermiculite, rigid foam, and urethane. Choosing the right material depends on you and your home’s need. Luckily, at GGR Energy we can help make this process easy and comfortable.