How Insulation Works
Why Insulate Your House?
Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes. Making Insulation adjustments in your home can be relatively inexpensive, sometimes can be done by the homeowner themselves and typically has a quick pay back period. The Pay Back Period, Energy Conservation and cost reduction will however depend on several factors:
- Your local climate
- Size, shape, and construction of your house
- Living habits of your family
- Type and efficiency of the heating and cooling systems
- The fuel you use.
Once the energy savings have paid for the installation cost, energy conserved is money saved – and saving energy will be even more important as utility rates go up.
While Internal insulation is really a necessity for every home it does not it does not lead to an appreciable capital value of your home as does External Wall Insulation. Remember that people expect your house to be well insulated, but an externally insulated home can expect to see a commensurate capital appreciation in the value of the building.
If you contact EnergySolve we can talk you through how insulation works, what different types of insulation are available and how much insulation makes sense for your home.