LOWER YOUR ENERGY BILLS!!!
Thank you for coming to my page. I am going to make a bold claim today. I am going to teach you how to lower your energy bills and after all is said and done, you will still have all the money you started with! Also, after you finish reading this post, you will better understand your home and where all your heat and air conditioning is going that you are paying for.
“North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) estimates that roughly 90 percent of existing US single-family homes are under-insulated, wasting energy and money, and decreasing comfort for homeowners”
As you can see from the picture to the left, there are many areas air can escape and enter throughout your home. This would not be a problem if you wanted the inside of your home to be the same temperature as the outside of your home (and you don’t mind sleeping with bugs). Of course, in very warm and cold climates, not having your home insulated properly is implausible.
What is the main purpose of insulation?
The purpose of insulation is to help stop the transfer of heat. This is accurate in both hot and cold climates. In cold climates, its purpose is to stop the flow of the heat you are paying for out of your home. In hot climates, its purpose is to slow the movement of heat into your home so you can stay nice and cool. If you had the air conditioning running and someone was pointing a hair dryer towards you, you wouldn’t like that, right? So why let the hot 90-degree air from outside do the same thing? Let’s learn more…
How can I stop the air hot from entering and cold air from escaping?
There are many different types of insulation out there. For a homeowner like yourself, I am going to focus on two types, spray foam and blown-in.
Spray foam insulation is the most superior insulation you can have installed. It can be sprayed almost anywhere and it expands to fill in every little hole and crevice. Spray foam also lasts incredibly long (you won’t need to update your spray foam for as long as you own your home). Another good thing is it deters pests from entering. They just don’t like it.
Blown-in insulation is another type that is favored by homeowners around the world. Blown-in can be applied behind your walls without removing the existing walls. Small holes are drilled, then it is injected into the wall, and those holes are patched and painted. By the end of the day, you won’t be able to tell anyone was there. It can also be applied into your attic without removing the insulation that is already there (which is almost all the time under insulated).
Spray foam and blown-in insulation can be very useful for your crawl space. Many people don’t realize how much air is entering through the holes in your crawlspace from the pipes and wires running through your home. This is super important to have this checked because water can also be trapped under there and cause mold to enter your home.
So what can I do you ask?
This is the part you have been waiting for. To get the best results, insulation is best installed by the professionals (plus it is a nasty job). Turning Your Home Green has great reviews, we are super clean and know what we are doing. Customer saved 15%- 35% (average) on their energy bills. If you plan on having your home for years to come, not only will you regain all the money you started with, but you will be saving money in the years to come while being more comfortable.