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Jun 15 2016

Could New Insulation Reduce Energy Costs?

Attic ductwork and insulation

When talking about energy services and efficiency strategies, there’s a broad range of possible topics you can cover. For today’s post, we’re going to focus solely on insulation, and how it can help you reduce your energy waste.

How Does Insulation Impact Energy Consumption?

At the most basic level, insulation keeps more of what you want in, and less of what you want out. In the summer, it keeps the cool air from your air conditioner circulating inside your home and prevents the hot, humid outdoor air from creeping inside. In winter, the opposite is true.

How Can Insulation Reduce My Energy Costs?

There are two main types of insulation that can help with overall energy efficiency and usage reduction:

1. Standard insulation

This is the stuff inside your walls and (hopefully) between your ceilings and the attic. It creates a thermal barrier between the inside and outside of your home, ensuring your system has to run for less time to achieve the same heating and cooling results.

Over time, insulation can break down. This is especially true if you’ve had a rodent or insect infestation. Replacing old insulation can dramatically improve the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system, and reduce the amount of energy needed to keep things temperate inside.

2. Duct sealing and insulation

Leaky air ducts mean your system is wasting a significant amount of energy heating and cooling air that will never arrive where it needs to go. By sealing the leaks, your system improves air movement and efficiency, allowing it to do less work while achieving the same results.

In Need of a Home Energy Efficiency Evaluation?

We’re happy to help! Contact our team of professionals at Comfort Services today, and we’ll send out one of our energy services experts right away.

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