Insulation Basics - Why Insulation is So Important as the Weather Heats Up
May 2, 2013
Insulation is one of the most important components in your home both when it comes to long-term cost savings and ongoing comfort. Whether the temperature outside is 20 below zero, or 100 degrees, the right insulation will keep your home comfortable and energy efficient. Heat is constantly on the move. In the summer it wants to flow into your home, and in the winter it wants to flow out. Proper insulation stops heat in its tracks. This in-turn reduces the amount of energy it takes to heat and cool your home. When looking for homes with proper insulation the R-value is important to consider. R-value stands for resistance to heat flow, the higher the R-value, the more powerful the insulation. Insulation decisions are dependent on a number of factors including local climate, how your home is built, and how you heat and cool your home. If you already own a home and you aren't sure about its energy efficiency you can do a home audit to find out where there may be deficiencies in your insulation or other factors that cause a home to consume energy. There are a number of advantages to purchasing an Ideal Home because we've already taken into consideration all the different insulation areas and systems for you and created EnergyAdvantage homes that score well on the Home Energy Rating System Index (HERS Index) Not only do we use energy efficient products when building our homes, but we do pay attention to the insulation around ductwork where in older homes this can be sorely lacking and on of the significant areas of energy loss. For more information on all the different insulation we use from foundation to attic check out this link. We continue the energy efficiency after proper insulation by offering geothermal and solar solutions as well. This continues to save money both summer and winter and keep your family at a happy temperature. Overall energy efficiency and complete indoor comfort starts with proper insulation, and it's just as important in the summer as it is in the winter to keep your family happy.