Is your home under-insulated? If so, then it may be time to consider an insulation upgrade. This is especially true if your home is more than a few decades old; after all, did you know that insulation was not a building requirement in most homes until the 1980s?
Yes, upgrading your insulation will cost some money up-front—but it’s probably less than you think! Meanwhile, you may be surprised at the many ways in which quality insulation throughout your home can actually save you money.
Cut Down on Energy Costs
The most important thing to understand when you upgrade your insulation is that doing so can cut down significantly on your energy costs, such as your heating and cooling bills. That’s because when your home is better insulated, your HVAC system will not have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature.
To maximize energy savings, the EPA recommends that homeowners not only upgrade their insulation, but add insulation to areas of the home that may be lacking. Some common spaces that may not be properly insulated (or that may not be insulated at all) include attics, basements, and crawlspace.
By optimizing your home’s insulation, you could save as much as 15% on your energy bills throughout the year. At the same time, your home will be more comfortable and you’ll cut down on unnecessary wear and tear on your HVAC system. This can save you even more money in premature HVAC repairs and replacement.
Add Resale Value to Your Home
Properly insulating your home can also add significant value, which can result in more money in your pocket if you ever decide to sell your home down the road. When potential buyers see that your home’s insulation has been recently upgraded, this can be a huge selling point; this is especially true when you consider that today’s home buyers are more conscious of their energy use than ever before.
In many ways, the added value provided by re-insulating your home can help to offset many of the up-front costs associated with adding or upgrading your insulation. Combine this with the money you’ll start saving immediately on your energy bills, and it’s easy to see why so many homeowners are beginning to prioritize their home insulation.
Schedule Your No-Cost Assessment!
Not sure how old your home’s insulation is? Curious how much you could be saving with an insulation upgrade? If so, then we recommend scheduling your free, no-obligation energy assessment with our experienced team at Valley Home Insulation. We can help you get a better feel for where your home stands and what kinds of insulation upgrades could make all the difference.
We’re also proud to offer a wide range of insulation services you may need, including attic insulation, wall insulation, basement/crawl space insulation, and air sealing. Contact us today to find out more about our services or to schedule your free home energy assessment! You can reach us at (978) 984-7338.