If you’re still undecided about whether or not to add new insulation or maintain existing insulation in your house, reading about the benefits of insulating your home should help you make the right decision.
Insulating your home properly can help you save money, make your house more eco-friendly and much more.
Cost Savings & Quick ROI
Although a big investment at first, insulation actually provides cost savings by reducing energy that is normally lost through bare pipes, uninsulated valves or defective insulation. Insulation can reduce heat loss on hot pipes and surfaces by about 20 times. (A professional can evaluate the insulation and accurately calculate the actual loss incurred.)
While the exact monthly savings depends on the kind of system installed, it is generally accepted that a good insulation system has an ROI or payback period of around 6 months to 2 years. Once installed, an insulation system has a long life, some anywhere from 80 to 100 years! Regular maintenance will continue to help you save money for years to come.
Reduce Pollutant Emissions
An insulated home is a friend to the environment because it helps reduce the amount of fossil fuels burned to produce energy. This leads to fewer greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide, being emitted into the atmosphere. These greenhouse gases contribute to global warming, and sulfur dioxide emission is a factor in acid rain.
As an added bonus, implementing an insulation system helps improve the appearance of the house. By covering any exposed plumbing lines and air conditioning, insulation provides a finished look to the home.
Insulation combined with other materials also helps protect air ducts, firestop systems, electrical and communications conduits, and cables from fire.
Another important feature of insulation is its ability to reduce noise levels both inside and outside the house Because excess noise pollution can impact people’s health and productivity, insulation matters as it helps reduce noise to acceptable levels. An insulation system prevents noise outside from entering the house, absorbs noise from the house’s interior, acts as a sound barrier that prevents noise from escaping from one section of the house to another.
When temperatures are below ambient air, moisture can become a problem. Condensation can cause the insulation to become wet and corrode cold piping, ducts and other surfaces. A thick insulation system with vapor retarders helps keep surface temperature above dew point. This will help prevent damage to building materials from corrosion, and it also helps prevent mold and mildew growth.
Do You Have Proper Insulation This Winter?
With the winter months here, it is the right time to get your house evaluated by a professional like Geo-Insulation, a company based in San Antonio. If you already have installed an insulation system, it is important to have it checked by a professional regularly. A defective system will mean increased expenses. You can take advantage of their 1-hour free estimate of the house and a 10% discount to all new customers by calling or contacting us today.