How Insulation and Air Sealing Can Increase the Value and Comfort of Your Home

When it comes to enhancing your home’s comfort, insulation and air sealing play crucial roles. But many homeowners do not know that as an investment in your home, insulation upgrades  also provide a fast return on investment and can increase the value of your home.

At Insulation Man, we have been serving the Southern Tier of New York and Pennsylvania since 1975, specializing in high-quality insulation and air sealing services. Our expertise, commitment to customer satisfaction, and involvement in energy efficiency programs such as EmPower+ from NYSERDA make us the go-to choice for homeowners looking to improve their living spaces. This blog will explore how proper insulation and air sealing can transform your home, making it more comfortable and valuable.

The Importance of Insulation

Insulation is a key component of a well-functioning home. It acts as a barrier to heat flow, helping to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Proper insulation can reduce energy bills, improve indoor comfort, and increase your home’s overall value. There are multiple types of insulation materials, each with its own strengths and applications to maximize the energy-saving potential in your home.

Types of Insulation

  • Cellulose Insulation: Made from recycled paper products, cellulose is an eco-friendly option that provides excellent thermal performance and soundproofing.
  • Spray Foam Insulation: This versatile insulation material expands to fill gaps and cracks, providing an airtight seal that enhances energy efficiency.

Air Sealing Improves the Effectiveness of Insulation

Air sealing improves the insulation’s performance by preventing unwanted air leaks. This process involves sealing gaps and cracks in your home’s envelope, reducing drafts, and improving indoor air quality. By preventing conditioned air from escaping and unconditioned air from entering, air sealing helps maintain a consistent indoor temperature, reduces indoor air contaminants, and reduces the strain on your heating and cooling systems.

How Insulation and Air Sealing Increase Home Value

Investing in insulation and air sealing not only improves your home’s comfort but also enhances its market value. Potential buyers are increasingly looking for energy-efficient homes that feel comfortable all year long and offer lower operating costs. Homes with upgraded insulation and proper air sealing are more attractive to buyers, often commanding higher sale prices.

Energy Savings and ROI

Homes that have been insulated correctly and professionally air sealed can save anywhere from 10% to 20% on energy costs throughout the year, for years to come. When you combine these energy savings with the rebates for insulation and air sealing from NYSERDA, and the near-certain rise in energy prices over the next 10 years, home insulation is an investment that pays for itself in a relatively short amount of time.  

Increased Home Durability

Insulation and air sealing can also increase your home’s durability. By reducing the moisture infiltration that can lead to mold growth and structural damage, these upgrades help protect your investment. A well-insulated and sealed home is less likely to suffer from the wear and tear associated with extreme temperatures and humidity, ensuring it remains in good condition for years to come.

Get Started with Insulation Man

Insulation Man is a local, experienced, and woman-owned business that is here to help you with your home insulation upgrades. We offer comprehensive energy assessments to identify areas where your home can benefit from these upgrades. Our team of building science trained professionals will work with you to develop a customized plan that meets your needs and budget, ensuring you receive the best possible results, while also ensuring you benefit from the generous rebates and incentives offered by NYSERDA’s EmPower+ and NYSEG’s Sealed programs, federal tax credits, and more. 

Call Insulation Man today at 607-775-3035 to schedule your free energy assessment and start enjoying the benefits of a well-insulated and sealed home.

Save on energy bills, enhance indoor air quality, and boost your home’s market appeal.

Ask about our insulation and air sealing services!

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Our Customers Speak For Us

WBE Certified
BPI Certified
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
contact us