Does your home have enough insulation? Every external part of your home should be properly insulated, and that’s especially true in the hot desert. If you want to lower your energy bills and control indoor temperatures, home insulation is the first place to start. Climate change is a large reason for insulation, as weather conditions continue to fluctuate. Here are some facts to keep in mind as you begin insulating your home:
Factors to Consider when Planning Your Home Insulation
Temperatures Will Keep Rising
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, higher temperatures throughout the United States are already placing a burden on our nationwide electrical grid, and scientists expect heat waves and higher averages to continue in the years to come. Heavy rainfall and extreme storms are also increasing in frequency, making insulation crucial.
Insulation Must Have the Right R-Value
All insulation has a Resistance Value (R-Value), which is a rating that tells you which conditions it can handle. The higher your home insulation R-Value, the more heat it can resist. If your home insulation doesn’t meet the requirements of Las Vegas weather, you may need to replace it with heartier insulation. That said, even the right R-Value won’t protect your home if it’s not properly distributed, so make sure you leave the installation to the professionals.
Your HVAC System and Home Insulation Work Together
The Las Vegas sun is no match for a properly insulated home with an efficient, well-maintained HVAC system. If you don’t want to wince every time you open your utility bill this summer, make sure you take a look at your insulation and your HVAC maintenance and get them completely up to date. Regular HVAC maintenance – including inspecting and changing all fluids and filters – will keep your air conditioning unit cleaning and running efficiently, preventing high energy bills. Likewise, sufficient, properly distributed insulation will hold onto that cool air, making sure it doesn’t escape.
Are you in need of new home insulation before climate change gets worse? Contact us at 702-262-7847 to schedule an on-site estimation today!