Springtime is here, and summer is just around the corner. You may be considering taking on a remodeling or renovation project in your home this year, and if so, you may consider performing an energy audit on your home. This type of inspection is used to determine how much energy your home uses, and what the most effective methods are to make your home more energy efficient.
What you’ll frequently find is that by replacing the insulation in certain parts of your home, you’ll be able to cut down on quite a bit of your energy usage. While upgrades to your insulation aren’t necessarily the most exciting job you can tackle in your home, especially since there’s no real aesthetic value to it, there are still plenty of other reasons why insulation upgrades can be extremely beneficial to your home.
With this in mind, checking your insulation this spring can be a great place to start. Here are just a few reasons why focusing on your insulation in northern California could be a great idea for you as you get ready for your remodeling this year:
- Cut down on energy costs: By replacing your insulation, you can save anywhere from 5 to 30 percent on your monthly energy bills. Those savings add up significantly over time. Spring is the perfect time of year to make these upgrades, because you don’t have to worry about extreme temperatures. You’ll then be able to get the full benefits of the improved R-value offered by your insulation once the heat of summer hits.
- Improve your air quality: Inspecting your insulation could result in your finding some serious issues with wet, moldy insulation and poor ventilation, all of which can cause major air quality problems in your home and potential issues with asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions. Your inspector can determine whether the insulation you currently have in your home meets the basic safe living standards, and can also give you some ideas about how you can improve your home’s air quality by upgrading your insulation. Air quality is something you should never feel like you need to compromise on, so if your insulation is potentially hazardous to your health in its current state, it’s a good idea to do something about it.
- Improve your home’s value: Insulation is one of the jobs homeowners tend to take on if they’re looking at putting it on the market sometime soon. But even if you have no plans of selling your home, it’s still a job that can add quite a bit of value to your property, and it will have a good return on investment. An energy efficient home is more attractive to buyers, as it offers them chances to save money and stay more reliably comfortable.
These are just a few examples of some of the biggest benefits associated with upgrading your insulation in northern California. Reach out to Ace Insulation Inc. today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation.
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