It’s not just going solar that helps you save money. In fact, good home insulation is a big key to energy-efficiency.
If you’re not insulating your home, you’re wasting money.
Insulating is just one of many ways to use green energy, be energy-efficient, and to save money as a homeowner.
Insulation gives resistance to heat flow in your home—sealing gaps and keeping the warm or cool air where it’s supposed to be.
Therefore, you’ll keep more money in your wallet as you spend less money keeping your home warm/cool.
Part of insulating a home is sealing it from leaks. You want to use proper insulating materials in the building of your home, or make sure that your current home has appropriate insulation.
Insulate anywhere that has contact with heat/cold or is exposed to these environments such as your attic, ducts, floor (in between carpet and foundation), outside walls, rafters, and any windows.
A home energy audit can quickly tell you where you currently have insulation and where you might need more.
And it is highly recommended as part of keeping up your insulation and reducing your energy costs.
Older homes especially typically need more insulation. But new homes should be kept up on as insulation and caulking wears down.
Your home professional will be able to tell you the R-value, type, and thickness of your current insulation. They can help you find where and how you can improve your savings.
If you’re interesting in checking out suggested upgrades and ROI, you may want to use this energy calculator. Though we suggest using a professional to give you a final estimate before you invest in upgrades.
Windows and doors can be a big leak-culprit
Seal your doors and windows to prevent energy loss.
You can lose thousands through older or less-energy-efficient windows. You can fix those leaks by using a foam sealant on any crevices or potential leaks.
The best thing you can do for this kind of energy loss is to upgrade your windows to something newer and leak-proof.
The investment pays for itself quickly as it saves you from throwing your money away. And it adds value to your home.
Home insulation is an investment that pays for itself.
Whether it’s energy-efficient windows, better insulation in the attic, or energy-efficient appliances, you can save thousands on energy costs.