How Your Insulation Can Help Prepare Your Home for Winter

October 31, 2016

As California residents, we’re lucky because much of our state doesn’t have to deal with icy roads or big snow falls. But that doesn’t mean Californians are safe from winter. Much like notoriously cold states, the cost of the heating bill still increases as the outside temperatures get lower. Many families rely on cranking up their thermostat to high temperatures in order to keep their homes warm.

Unfortunately, the temperature doesn’t matter if you do not have proper insulation in Petaluma, CA. Usually, insulation works to trap the heat within your home, but that warmth can easily escape through small openings and walls if your home is lacking this vital barrier. Installing or checking to ensure your insulation is up to snuff will not only keep your home warm all winter long, but also help keep your electricity bill lower throughout the entire season.

Here are three ways you can get a head start on preparing your home for winter when it comes to insulation in Petaluma, CA.

Check the current insulation

Fall is the perfect time to check throughout your home for any potential problem areas. Take a look in your attic to determine if there are any bare or compromised spots that could use the help of insulation if they don’t already have it. This is especially important because insulation is the best barrier for keeping the warm air within your house, while also preventing the cold air from seeping in. Running the heater is fruitless without adequate insulation!

Seal off vulnerable points with insulation

Air drafts, small openings and leaks within your home easily allow the warm air to escape. This means your heater will then have to work twice as hard to maintain a warm temperature in your home. The easiest way to prevent this from happening is to carefully examine possibly vulnerable points within your home for any air leaks. Once you find them, seal them off with spray foam insulation. Pay special attention to the openings around the windows and doors, because these tend to be the most common areas for the warm air to leak out.

Prepare your home for winter now!

The simplest way to ensure your home is ready for winter is to start preparing the insulation in your home immediately! As previously noted, insulation is your first line of defense when keeping the warm air inside and the cold air outside. Have a professional insulation specialist from Ace Insulation Inc. visit your home to check that every opening is properly sealed with a high quality and durable insulation material, such as spray foam insulation. Having this check early before the weather reaches freezing will keep your family warm and your utility bills low.

Taking care of any issues in advance will leave plenty of time for everything to be resolved at a non-emergency pace and, as a result, a lower cost. Call Ace Insulation Inc. today to schedule your annual insulation check. We look forward to helping you and your family stay warm and comfortable this winter!

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