Unlike investing your money in a risky stock market, investing in products and services to make your home more energy efficient pays significant dividends over a lifetime. The following is a list of some of the benefits insulation brings to your home:
- Greater comfort in your house.
- Even temperature distribution throughout the house.
- Improved acoustics in rooms and from room to room.
- Better moisture control, which can reduce floor squeaks, drywall cracks, structure damage, and condensation.
- Potential for increased resale value: Installing proper insulation levels can also make your home more attractive to potential buyers. In fact, most buyers list energy-efficiency as a prime consideration. The reason? Buyers know they can buy a more expensive home if heating and cooling bills can be kept down.
- A more environmentally friendly home.
- Lower energy bills – unless your home was constructed with special attention to energy efficiency, adding insulation is almost guaranteed to reduce your utility bills.
- 60% of the existing homes in the United States are not insulated even up to standard.
- According to a study done by Harvard University’s School of Public Health, 60% of the existing homes are likely to use more energy than newer homes, leading to very high heating and air-conditioning bills.
- Even if you own a new home, adding insulation may save enough money in reduced utility bills to pay for itself within a few years and will continue to save you money for as long as you own the home.*
Insulation helps make your house a home! Savings will vary due to climate differences. Click the R-Value Recommendations buttons for more information on these climate differences.