If you’re considering improvements to make to your Albuquerque home this year, insulating may not be the first upgrade that comes to mind. This isn’t surprising, because insulation doesn’t add aesthetic appeal like new windows or a kitchen remodel, and it’s hidden away in unfinished areas and requires little or no maintenance once it’s installed. But even though insulating isn’t a “glamorous” upgrade, it’s the best investment you can make in 2018 to benefit your home, your family’s daily life and your budget.
Why Having a Well-Insulated Home Matters
It’s easy to understand the value of insulating your home if you think about the second law of thermodynamics: heat naturally flows from a warmer to a cooler space until the temperature evens out. Insulation slows that natural movement of heat energy, so insulating key areas like your home’s attic will help control heat gains and losses between the outdoors and your indoor living space. When your home is properly insulated, you can enjoy benefits like:
- Lower energy bills. The Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that close to half of the annual energy consumption in an American home goes toward heating and cooling. Since insulating curbs heating and cooling energy waste, it can lower your monthly utility bills.
- Less wear on comfort equipment. When less of the heating and cooling output from your HVAC system isn’t being lost, the equipment doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the thermostat’s temperature setting. Equipment that’s under less strain tends to break down less often, and it’s likely to last longer too, which helps you avoid repair bills and premature equipment replacements.
- Smaller carbon footprint. Bolstering your home’s insulation is a proven way to reduce your portion of the fossil fuels used in energy production, and create a greener, cleaner planet.
- Greater comfort. A well-insulated home is easier to heat in winter and cool in summer, and there are fewer hot or cold spots and temperature variations between rooms. Adequate insulation also helps deaden sound transfer, so it can give you a quieter, more comfortable living environment all year long.
Hiring a Dependable, Certified Professional Makes Insulating Easy
If you’re considering an insulation upgrade for your Albuquerque home, contact us at Millers Inc. to schedule a free assessment. We’re Owens Corning certified energy experts, and our family-owned business has been improving life & comfort for area homeowners for more than 30 years.