Learn Why Home Insulation from USA Insulation Is So Important
You may be wondering:
- What is the importance of insulation?
- Is it necessary for my home or business?
- Why is proper insulation the number one recommendation from the United States Department of Energy for energy savings?
- What happens if I don’t have proper insulation?
- How does insulation work?
Our team at USA Insulation is here to answer those questions and more. Insulation serves as a thermal barrier around your home. It protects your home envelope, serving as a boundary between the air inside and the hot or cold air outside. When breaches in that barrier occur, your building’s comfort is compromised. Here are a few reasons why insulation is so important.
Insulation Increases Comfort
About 40% of feeling comfortable is attributed to the level of radiant heat exchange between your body and your surroundings. Proper insulation cuts down on this exchange of radiant heat, which makes your home—and you—much more comfortable. Insulation ensures that conditioned air stays in, and the weather stays out.
Insulation Saves You Money
You pay a lot of money to condition air through your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC). Poor insulation allows that conditioned air to escape your home, while letting outside air in. Proper insulation ensures that your home stays comfortable without hemorrhaging exorbitant heating and cooling fees. If your monthly energy bills are high, you may want to consider calling an insulation expert. Many homes—particularly those built before the 1980s—are not properly insulated. Some have no insulation whatsoever.
Insulation Protects the Environment
Proper insulation works to protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gases. If homes across the world were properly insulated, it would take just 10 years to see a reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere totaling more than 293.5 billion pounds, according to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health. Already, buildings in the United States that are properly insulated cut 780 tons worth of carbon dioxide emissions every year, according to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA).
Insulation Is Good for Your Health
Those environmental benefits are joined by health benefits; Harvard School of Public Health estimated that if every family in the United States properly insulated their homes, there would be:
- 110,000 less sick days or “restricted activity” days in the U.S. every year
- 240 less premature deaths every year
- 6,500 less asthma attacks ever year
Insulation Increases the Value of Your Home
An insulated home is a happy home. It’s also a more valuable home! The Energy Pulse Survey in 2006 revealed that 86% of people living in the United States would choose an energy-efficient home over a home that has poor energy efficiency. In other words, the insulation and other energy efficient features in a house could be a deal breaker—or a deal maker—when in the market for a new home.
Call USA Insulation to Learn More About These Benefits
Schedule your free consultation with our team to learn more about energy efficiency, increased energy savings, and home insulation. It’s important to know about your options, and we’re here to provide the information you need!
Call our insulation installation experts today at (888) 659-8522 for more information.