As the season begins to shift from fall to winter, temperatures are cooling down and thermostats are getting turned up. But there's a price tag that comes with staying warm. If you're noticing a significant increase on your gas bill, your home's insulation may be worth taking a look at.
How does insulation work anyway?
Insulation minimizes heat leaving your house in the winter and coming into your house in the summer. Some insulation materials are made of wool and others are made of fiberglass – there are several types. Choosing the right type (including application) can vary based on what your house needs.
How do I know if my home is properly insulated?
The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) reported that 90% of homes don't have enough insulation. So, how do you know if your house has enough? There are some more detailed ways to check, but these methods involve dealing with electrical outlets and should be left to the professionals. In the meantime, here are some things you can look for on your own:
energy bills skyrocket when seasons change
it's freezing in one room and hot in another
there are drafts around windows and dryer vents
you get rooftop icicles in the winter
Are the savings worth the insulation costs?
In a word? Yes. Spending money on reinsulating your house will save you a couple of hundred bucks each year – and that adds up over time. Not to mention, your home will be quieter and more comfortable. You can't put a price on that.
How do I get started?
If you're in Missouri or Kansas, reach out to us today. We're happy to assess your situation and get you headed in the right direction.