How to make your home energy efficient with insulation

The heating and air conditioning system in your home is among the biggest sources of energy use. Insulation helps keep your home feeling comfortable throughout the year while also reducing your energy usage overall. Having the right amount of insulation in your home is key in achieving this goal. Find out more about how your home can become more energy-efficient with insulation.

Improved HVAC Efficiency

When your home has the right amount of insulation, your HVAC system runs more efficiently because the conditioned air is not escaping through your attic. Having an insufficient amount of insulation in your home forces your HVAC system to run more than it should. This increases the amount of energy your home uses overall and drives up your heating and cooling costs. It also increases wear-and-tear on your heating and cooling system, which can shorten its lifespan.

Energy Rebates

Having insulation installed in your home can help you save money on more than just the saved energy. When you have this type of project done you may be eligible to receive a rebate for up to $500, provided by New Mexico Gas Company. Residential customers who start with an R value of R11 must add insulation of R19 or greater in order to qualify.

Keep in mind that there are also other rebates to qualify for by making your Albuquerque home more energy efficient. Some of these include federal tax credits, state tax credits, and PNM rebates and discountsAdding insulation can also help you qualify for a 10 percent federal tax credit up to $500.

If you need more information on making your Albuquerque home more energy-efficient with insulation, please contact Millers. Our helpful and highly qualified experts can assist you in finding out how you can save on having insulation installed and increasing your home’s energy efficiency in other ways.