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The Environmental Impact of Proper Home Insulation in Las Vegas

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Aug 5, 2016 3:19:29 PM

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If your home feels like a sauna in the summer and an igloo in the winter, it means your house and attic are not properly insulated. Not only does this mean are you throwing away money on your energy bills, it also means you are using more energy to keep your home comfortable, increasing your environmental footprint. Installing proper home insulation in Las Vegas comes with numerous environmental benefits.

Increases Energy Savings

When your home is properly insulated, the first environmental benefit is energy savings. You will be able to see it clearly on your monthly energy bills, but the environment will surely notice too. Insulation does exactly what it sounds like it does – it insulates your home from the outside. This makes it easier for your home to maintain its temperature by reducing heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. This in turn reduces how long your HVAC system must run in order to keep your family comfortable. Even in the intense Vegas summers, many families have noticed their AC running half as long as it used to before insulating their home. Every minute it is not running saves more energy.

Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Reducing the use of energy, directly reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that are created in the production of energy. Carbon dioxide, sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide, and other byproducts negatively affect the environment in many ways, including polluting the air and destroying the ozone layer.

Uses Recycled Materials

Another benefit of installing home insulation in Las Vegas is that it is an excellent way to use recycled materials. Most types of insulation are comprised of anywhere from 40 to 80 percent recycled materials.

Small Changes, Big Impact

One of the hardest parts of being environmentally conscious is feeling as though your contributions don’t “count” in the grand scheme of things. What good can one family do in comparison to hundreds of other households or big corporations? Well when it comes to home insulation, these small changes made one family add up quickly to have a big impact on the environment.

Installing proper installation in 1% of US homes might not sound like a big deal. But this small change would cause annual energy savings equivalent to the energy that would be required to produce 36 billion plastic bottles.

If that number was increased to 4% of homes in North America, it would reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air as much as planting 667 million acres of trees. To put that in perspective, that is ten times the size of Colorado.

According to NAIMA (North American Insulation Manufacturers Association), 90 percent of homes in the US are under-insulated. Lower your energy usage and bills by contacting First Quality Roofing & Insulation at 702-262-7847 for information about our expert services for home insulation in Las Vegas.

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Topics: Insulation, education, Las Vegas



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