To many people, a home improvement project entails a bathroom or kitchen remodel or using existing space to create another room.
But updating or adding to your insulation is something you should also consider. For one, it makes your home more energy efficient while saving on heating and cooling costs. It also creates a more comfortable living space for you and your family.
While insulation is a good investment for many areas of the home, the attic, crawl space, and basement are particularly crucial for comfort and saving money.
Insulating Your Attic
The attic is one of the easiest places to add insulation and can help prevent air from escaping the house through the roof while keeping cold air out. Moreover, attic insulation helps lower your energy costs by reducing the amount of energy used to keep your home comfortable.
The most common type of insulation used for attics is blown in fiberglass. Blown in insulation is made of loose fibers or pellets and easily fills gaps and spaces to provide greater resistance to heat flow.
Insulating Your Crawl Space
Crawl spaces which aren’t insulated pull heat from your home in the winter. While insulating your crawl space won’t make a room significantly warmer, it does keep temperatures fluctuating in a way which affects your energy bill. You’ll also notice a reduction in cold drafts of air the come through your floors.
Fiberglass batts are used to update a crawl space. Many areas of the country have building codes which require crawl space vents for removing moisture, so this is something to also look at.
Insulating Your Basement
Properly insulating your basement is another home improvement which will save you money on heating and provide a more comfortable living space. You have two insulation choices for your basement: 1) insulating your basement ceiling, and 2) insulating the basement’s foundation walls.
Insulating your basement’s foundation walls is often the most effective and less problematic option because adding insulation to the ceiling cuts off the transfer of heat from the heated first floor to the colder basement floor.
While your attic, crawl space, and basement are important areas to insulate, you also should consider insulating your home’s ductwork, exterior walls, and foundation.
Millers of Albuquerque provides affordable, comprehensive services whether you’re looking to update or add to your home’s insulation. Their superior craftsmanship will help make your home comfortable and save on energy costs.