Every year, homeowners spend thousands of dollars on heating and cooling costs. Climate control is often expensive because most homes aren’t properly insulated. In fact, you could lose as much as 45% of heat through your walls, floors, roofs, and air ducts.
To increase your home’s value and comfort, you should prepare to insulate various sections where lots of air can leak. Proper insulation will reduce utility costs, keep your HVAC unit in good condition, and increase resale value. But with so many parts of the home to insulate, where should you get started?
Here are the 4 critical insulation tips you should pay attention to:
- Attic insulation
One of the most important places to insulate is your attic. Attics are notorious for leaking air through the walls, attic floor, and roof. The good news is that you can save significantly on your utility bills by insulating your attic with fiberglass or blanket insulation. This will prevent warm rising air from leaving your home through the roof, especially during winter.
Insulation also keeps cool air from leaking out of your home during summer. Filled fiberglass batts are an excellent choice for attics that have no floors or existing insulation.
- Window insulation
Windows can also leak lots of air during warm or cold weather. Thin window frames tend to allow for the easy passage of air, which ultimately increases utility consumption. You can insulate your windows by sealing spaces in the frame or installing thicker glass panels. Make sure the sealant is airtight to ensure maximum efficiency.
Many homeowners tend to insulate some windows and not others. However, the best practice is to ensure that all windows in your home are properly insulated to prevent leaking air. Your doorways (especially front and backdoor) should also have insulated edges to minimize energy loss through leaks.
- Air duct insulation
Did you know that sealing your air ducts could reduce heating/cooling costs by as much as 20%? Leaking ducts are the leading cause of high utility bills in homes. You should have these ducts inspected for thermal insulation, blockages, and physical deformities. After insulation, your ductwork will deliver air when it’s needed- and at the right temperature. This will also prevent hot spots or cold spots (areas that don’t receive enough air from your AC) from popping up in your home.
If you’re in need of quality insulation services, First Quality Roofing and Insulation is here to help. We provide roofing, re-roofing, repair, and home insulation to customers across Las Vegas. With 100% financing and full warranties on work that we do, you can count on us to help you keep more money in your pocket. Contact us today at 702-262-7847.