Are you trying to keep your heating and cooling bills down? Installing energy-efficient insulation is a smart approach, one that’s sure to save you money every month.
The amount of savings you’ll see depends upon several factors, including the local climate, the construction of your home, the type of HVAC system you have and how much insulation you add. Therefore, to get an accurate estimate, you need to consult with a professional contractor.
However, any homeowner can take steps to maximize the savings of upgrading to energy-efficient insulation. Here’s what to do.
Embrace Energy Efficiency
Making sure your home is well-insulated can save you money, but if you want the greatest possible savings, you may need to consider other energy-efficiency home improvements.
Swapping out inefficient incandescent light bulbs for CFLs or LEDs, installing a smart thermostat, adding window film – measures like these can have a big impact on your heating and cooling bills. To learn which improvement projects are to your financial benefit, schedule a professional home energy audit.
Eliminate Air Leaks
You can install energy-efficient insulation as a standalone project, but if you combine it with air sealing, you can save more money every month.
Air leaks compromise the performance of your insulation. They also put make your HVAC system work harder, which decreases its lifespan and increases your energy costs. If your home is both well-insulated and air sealed, you’ll gain bigger monthly savings.
Enlist a Professional Contractor
Though taking the do-it-yourself route with insulation installation may seem like a good way to save money, that really isn’t the case.
Properly insulating your home requires knowledge, training and experience – watching online videos and reading tutorials isn’t going to tell you how much or what type of insulation you need. And if you guess wrong, you won’t cut your heating and cooling bills as much. Furthermore, to take advantage of any available rebates and tax incentives, a licensed professional contractor must complete the project.
In northern Utah, southern Idaho and Wyoming, GreenHome Specialties is the company to call. Our highly experienced contractors understand how to effectively insulate to improve home comfort and reduce heating and cooling costs.
Our team also installs window film, and we offer expert air sealing and duct sealing services. And best of all, GreenHome Specialties provides free professional home energy audits. We can come out and assess your home to determine which improvement projects will save you the most money every month – and we’ll do so at no cost.
To schedule a free home energy audit with GreenHome Specialties and find out more about the savings potential of installing energy-efficient insulation, contact us today.