According to a recent study, your home doesn't have enough insulation. You may have beefed up the attic a bit, or added blow in insulation to the exterior walls during a previous renovation, but the numbers are in. According to the U.S. EPA, about 90 percent of single-family homes in the United States do not have enough insulation and these homeowners are losing money in energy waste every day.
What the Research Found
In 2012, new standards of insulation were established to give homeowners the information they need to properly insulate their homes. In addition to added comfort, a well-insulated house stays warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer while using less energy to get there.
Plus, when homeowners are using less energy to heat and cool their homes, carbon dioxide emissions and other air pollution rates go down. If every house were properly insulated, electricity use would drop by 5 percent and natural gas by over 10 percent. In other words, adding more insulation to your home is a win for everyone. So, why aren't more people adding insulation?
The study suggests that most people are simply unaware that their homes need more. When people think of energy efficient upgrades, they turn to their appliances, windows, and doors. All of these are helpful upgrades but boosting insulation should be at the top of the list. Plus, with blown in insulation, it's easier than ever to add more while disturbing less of the home's structure.
What You Can Do
An under-insulated attic can cost you more than just high energy bills; your home might be far less comfortable than it should be, too. Insulation will keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter so it's worth beefing it up.
If you're ready to get started, contact the experts at First Quality Roofing. We know Las Vegas homes and we have the skills and experience to keep you cool while also making sure your budget is in check. We can install blown in insulation, improve attic ventilation, and reduce moisture buildup for a safer, healthier home.
Get Expert Help
To start saving today, call First Quality Roofing at 702-262-7847 for a free, no obligation evaluation of your home and insulation needs.