Winter has officially arrived here in New York, and all of us are looking for ways to stay warm while the temperatures plummet. If you’re dealing with a house that never feels quite warm enough, it may be time to upgrade your insulation. Insulation is one of the most effective ways to improve your home comfort and reduce your energy costs!
The Insulation Man installs high-efficiency insulation to protect your home against the winter temperatures and keep your family comfortable all year long.
Insulation Traps Heat Inside Your Home
According to the laws of thermodynamics, heat will always move from warmer areas to colder ones. So, during the winter, heat from inside your home is constantly trying to make its way outside where the temperature is lower.
Insulation creates a barrier that makes it much more difficult for heat to escape through your walls, attic, and basement. In the winter, it effectively traps heat inside your home, and in the summer, it keeps heat out. With the right insulation, your home will be much more comfortable not just in the winter, but all year round.
Air Sealing Makes Your Insulation More Effective
Insulation plays a crucial role in keeping your home warm during the winter, but it’s only one piece of the puzzle. For the best results, you also need to seal up air leaks.
Most homes are not airtight; they are riddled with small gaps and cracks around plumbing and wire penetrations, windows and doors, basement rim joists, and many other locations. Air can move freely through these openings, bringing cold air into your home and sucking hot air out. Not only does this make your home drafty, but it can also render your insulation ineffective.
Insulation is full of tiny, trapped air pockets that provide insulating value. These air pockets need to be still in order to act as an insulator. When outside air moves through your insulation, it disrupts the air pockets and reduces your insulation’s effectiveness.
Air can also carry moisture into your insulation, and wet insulation is not effective. To prevent these issues and keep your home as comfortable as possible, it’s important to air seal before installing insulation. Spray foam insulation is often used for this purpose as it blocks air and moisture from entering your home.
The Insulation Man Can Help You Take Advantage of All the Benefits of Insulation
The Insulation Man is a locally owned insulation company that has been serving homeowners in the Binghamton, New York area since 1989. We can help you solve your home comfort issues with an insulation and air sealing upgrade. Our team will evaluate your existing insulation and recommend the right solution for your home.
If you’re not sure whether your insulation is the problem but you’re tired of dealing with cold drafts, inconsistent interior temperatures, and other home comfort issues, start with an energy audit! Our comprehensive energy audits include a thorough evaluation of your home’s performance and expert recommendations to improve comfort, stop energy loss, and help you save money on heating and cooling costs.
Keep your home warm and cozy all winter long. Call 607.775.3035 or contact us to schedule an insulation installation.
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