Save Energy by Installing Proper Insulation in your Home in Salt Lake City, Utah
Looking for ways to save on energy costs in Utah? Here are a few things to consider
Angie Hicks, the founder of angieslist.com, writes about the benefits of proper home insulation in an article for heraldnet.com:
Like just about anything else, insulation can deteriorate over time, becoming less efficient at retaining your home’s cold air in summer and warm air in winter.
Highly rated insulation experts told our consumer research team that two-thirds of U.S. homes are insufficiently insulated. Meanwhile, properly insulating and weather-stripping your home can cut 10 to 20 percent off your annual energy bills.
Signs that you have insufficient or ineffective insulation include difficulty keeping your upper floor heated or cooled, or if ice dams form along the roofline. But even if you’re not experiencing these problems, it’s still a good idea to periodically check your insulation.
Most homeowners invest considerably in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems of their homes. However, the effectiveness and efficiency of these systems may be highly compromised without proper insulation. Insufficient insulation can cause your HVAC system to work harder, and thus generate higher energy costs.
Good insulation is essential in protecting Salt Lake City homes from the cold, snowy winters and the long hot summers the city gets. As Angie Hicks says in her article, homeowners may inspect their existing insulation and find out if it is still functioning as effectively as it should; however, some of the insulation, such as those tucked in walls, are not easily accessible for assessment.
Professional energy audit teams can conduct more thorough insulation inspections.
A good energy audit will reveal where air leakages may be taking place, and the audit team can suggest how these leakages may be stopped, as well as any added insulation the house may need.
Unsealed air passages in a house can let in unwanted cold or hot air from the outside, and allow the escape of air conditioned or heated air from the inside.
A reliable insulation contractor in Salt Lake City can provide the right air sealing installations to prevent leakages, as well as improve a home’s insulation to better protect it from the elements, to generate substantial energy savings.
Contact us to schedule an HVAC system inspection today.
(Article excerpt and image from Living Smart: Chances are, your home could use more insulation, http://www.heraldnet.com, October 24, 2013)