In Waimea, we're no strangers to seasonal extremes. Last winter it got down to 36 degrees at my house! That's only four degrees above freezing! It can be challenging to promote a truly comfortable home environment. Many people don’t realize just how much insulation has to do with home comfort, no matter the time of year.
Insulation is, without a doubt, one of the most important elements of home performance. It plays a crucial role in the home envelope, and without it your AC or heating system won't keep up. Around 90% of homes in America are under-insulated, and many people don’t even realize that they have a problem on their hands. Today’s high-performance insulation options are some of the most effective upgrades you can make, and there is a variety to choose from.
The Importance of Insulation Year-Round
Insulation is associated with the cold times of the year, which makes sense considering how important it is for keeping us warm. But it's just as important in the summertime. It's not like a sweater.
If your home is difficult to cool in the summer, chances are it's an insulation problem.
Types of Insulation
There are a number of different types of insulation to choose from when attempting to boost the performance of your current home. Rolls, batts, blown-in, rigid foamboard... and rockwool is made from spun lava and has a growing following. It's made from rocks!
Benefits of Insulation Upgrades
The benefits of insulating your home are difficult to ignore. Once the work has been performed, your home will be more comfortable, resulting in lower energy bills, better indoor air quality and the peace of mind associated with knowing that you’re not wasting energy needlessly.
More than 250 homes insulated so far...is yours next? Contact me today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
Blake is passionate, creative and driven when it comes to making homes more energy efficient, and an expert in the tangle of subsidies and incentives available to homeowners. He's your man when you want to plug all leaks and holes and upgrade to efficient utilities without breaking the bank.