As the weather keeps changing, so do your needs for your home. Whether it’s prepping your roof for winter or a fresh coat of paint for the summer, most home improvement projects tend to be seasonal. Plus, most people think of fixing the issue only when it arises, such as when the roof springs a leak during a thunderstorm.
When it comes to insulation, however, did you know it is essential for your home not just in the winter, but in the summer, too? Insulation works both ways – it helps to keep your home cool in the summer and warmer in the winter, so you’re comfortable all year around.
Check out these five reasons why high-quality insulation is a must-have in your home, no matter the season.
1. It Keeps the Elements Out
Everyone knows why insulation in the winter is necessary for your home; after all, who wants to be buried under a pile of blankets just to sit on the couch? However, did you know that insulation also keeps heat out of your home during the summer?
“It’s amazing how many homeowners are surprised that the insulation they installed to keep their house warm in the winter keeps their house cooler in the summer, too,” says Chad Farnum, Owner of Farnum Insulators. Insulation works by blocking the outside elements from entering your home, which means neither the chilly winter air nor the scorching summer heat can get in.
2. It Saves You Money
Insulating will make your home more energy efficient by reducing the amount of energy it takes to heat or cool your home. By stabilizing the temperature in your home, insulation helps reduce the energy required to heat or cool the house, and in turn causes your energy bill to go down. “Sometimes, a well-insulated home will use 60 percent less energy than a poorly insulated house,” says Farnum. “Most energy projects actually pay for themselves within five years.”
3. It’s Good for the Environment
Insulating your home not only saves you money, but also helps the environment, according to Farnum. In fact, a home with good insulation will end up burning less fossil fuel to keep the interior temperature stable year-round than a home without insulation. This is because fluctuations in external temperature do not affect the inside of your home as much. By reducing energy use, insulation also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, thereby reducing your impact on the environment.
4. It Increases the Value of Your Home
Having a well-insulated home that is more energy-efficient is more valuable on the housing market. When energy costs are lower year-round due to the investment in good insulation, the result is an increased resale value for your home.
5. It Keeps Your Home Comfortable
Finally, and most importantly, insulation can keep your home comfortable year-round by keeping out drafts during the winter, and preventing solar heat gain during the summer. Reducing drafts through insulation also works to prevent the potential of airborne pollutants being drawn into your home, such as mold and mildew spores.
Farnum Insulators has been making New Englanders more comfortable in their homes for over a decade. Check out their easy financing options by calling (802) 387-5005 or visiting FarnumInsulators.com.