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Jan 2018 31

Proper Insulation Can Save You Money

Posted in Insulation

InsulationHomeowners will go to great lengths to save money. Adding extra layers, investing in electric blankets, there are countless options. But, one solution that is often forgotten is improving your home’s insulation. Your HVAC system is an energy hog, especially when temperatures are extreme.

 

If you are looking for a cost-effective way to save money on your monthly utility bills, improving your home’s insulation is one of your best options.

 

How Can Insulation Work for You?

Insulation works hard to keep treated air (heated or cooled) in your home. All homes in California are insulated, but not all insulation is the same. Many of our customers’ homes suffer from large gaps in insulation or are very much in need of a refresh.

Depending on the type of product, insulation is a cost-effective solution that can save you money in the long run.

One of the most important factors for homeowners to understand is how well their home is protected from leaks and drafts that allow treated air to escape. Leaks and drafts contribute to higher bills and an inefficient HVAC system. At Alps, we have the ability to test for these leaks to see where the problem lies.

 

The majority of leaks are found in one place: the attic. Without proper protection, the attic will reflect the temperature outside. This will result in a very hot or very cold attic. These extreme temperatures can negatively affect your living space. For example, if your ceiling isn’t properly insulated, treated air (especially warm air) can escape into the attic. This will cause your living area to feel cold, which will cause you to turn up the heat. But if the warm air keeps escaping, you will continue to adjust the thermostat. This will lead to more work for your HVAC system and high-energy bills.

It’s important to have an HVAC professional check for any leaks or problem areas that would benefit from added insulation.

 

If you’d like us to test your home to see how much treated air is leaking outside of your living space, please contact us at 800-994-2577.

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