Insulation is often something that is overlooked by many homeowners, an out of “out of sight, out of mind” situation. However, insulation is one of the most important components of a home. It’s what keeps you warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. It works with the HVAC system to ensure a comfortable indoor temperature year round. In newer homes, insulation should last for many years without needing to be replaced. However, here are three circumstances, especially in older homes, where new insulation should replace the old, or even added to existing insulation.
Installing insulation is the greatest cost saving benefit a homeowner can invest in, and it is also an energy efficient purchase. The great thing about insulating a home is that once it is done, it lasts for the life of the building! There are two types of efficient insulation: fiberglass and cellulose insulation, that all promote energy efficiency, which in turn saves you money on energy bills.
You might recall from several weeks ago that we discussed the difference between cellulose and fiberglass insulation. The differences between cellulose and fiberglass are that the R-value (the amount of heat they trap) varies slightly between the two, and cellulose is loose-fill insulation and fiberglass comes in rolls or batts. Winter is approaching quickly in Columbus, Ohio and we want to provide you with some insulation tips. Whether you have cellulose or fiberglass, these tips will help you stay warm this winter.