Ensure that Your Home is Properly Insulated to Save on Heating Costs
A customer in Windham, NH recently complained about the high costs to heat her home. After a visit to the home we were able to deduce that a significant amount of her home’s heat was being lost through a poorly insulated attic. Proper insulation can go a long way to ensuring that the heat stays in the home where you want it, making it more energy-efficient and saving you money.
Along with the high heating bill that this homeowner saw, other clear signs that you may have a poorly insulated home include fluctuating temperatures from room to room, walls and floors that are cold to the touch, frozen pipes and the dreaded ice dams. The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association reports that 90% of homes are under-insulated.
Adding Insulation Can Keep Your Home’s Heat Right Where You Want It
To ensure that your valuable heat is being kept inside the house during the winter months, your home should be insulated from the roof down to the foundation. Some of these steps for adding insulation can be done yourself, such as adding draught excluders around all exterior doors. You can also repair any cracks and crevices around windows that may be allowing the warm air to escape with a putty or sealer.
One key area for many homes that is under-insulated, as was the case for this Windham homeowner, is the attic. Layering loft insulation is an easy way to reduce this energy loss, saving you money to heat the home. The homeowner added this insulation to the attic and immediately not only saw a savings on her heating bills, but also a more comfortable temperature in the home.
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