The Less Obvious Benefits of Properly Insulating Your Home

The Less Obvious Benefits of Properly Insulating Your Home

Every savvy homeowner and building manager knows just how important properly designed and installed insulation is when it comes to energy efficient heating and cooling. Most people are also well aware that energy efficient heating and cooling can do wonders when it comes to saving money on utility bills and reducing your overall negative impact on the environment.

These benefits alone should be enough to convince anyone of the supreme value of a well-insulated residential or commercial structure. But studies have shown that approximately 90 percent of homes in the United States simply don’t have enough appropriate insulation.

If you’re not sure whether your home or commercial building is properly insulated, you owe it to yourself to schedule a free consultation with Valley Home Insulation. Beyond the obvious financial and ecological advantages that insulation has to offer, you stand to benefit substantially in many other areas including…

Controlling Condensation

When it is thick enough to keep metal surfaces above the dew point temperature of the ambient air that surrounds it, insulation can prevent the condensation of moisture that can corrode infrastructural components and equipment that range from ducts and pipes to chillers and refrigerators., It can also save you money by reducing the operational costs that go hand in hand with powering refrigeration equipment. Even more importantly, proper insulation can stop highly expensive, moisture related damage to building materials and prohibit the growth of dangerous and destructive mold and mildew.

Protecting Inhabitants

Whether they are loved ones in your home, personnel in a workplace, or visitors to a public building, you have a responsibility to keep them healthy and safe. In addition to ensuring that inhabitants stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, insulation can protect them from extremely hot or extremely cold equipment, ducts, or pipes. It is a very simple but highly effective method of muting surface temperature and preventing accidental burns. Insulation is also a highly effective form of fire prevention when used in conjunction with other materials in firestop systems, air ducts, and both electrical and communications conduits.

Reducing Noise Levels

There’s a reason that we have acceptable noise standards in both workplace and residential environments. Excessive noise can have severe negative impacts on productivity as well as general health and wellness. A well-insulated building infrastructure can optimize acoustical performance and reduce noise levels by absorbing reverberating sound and by capturing sound at its source. In addition to muting sound that comes from outside the structure, insulation can eliminate noise emitted from the inside. By placing an insulating sound barrier around noisy machines, equipment, piping, and ductwork, you can protect building inhabitants from the racket,

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Headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Valley Home Insulation is happy to answer any questions that you might have about both the well-known and the lesser-known advantages of properly insulating your home or business. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled and knowledgeable insulation experts.


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