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Home Insulation: The Value of Insulating Your Home.
Insulating is one of the most cost effective ways to stop overspending on your energy bill. According to the Energy Star program “homeowners can save an average of 15% on heating and cooling costs or an average of 11% on total energy costs by air sealing their homes and adding insulation in attics, floors over crawl spaces, and accessible basement rim joists." Your savings potential could be even greater—especially if you are in an older home.
Why you should take action today.
Now is the time to be thinking about energy savings. Most homes are leaking energy, so insulating and air sealing is like plugging these leaks—and taming the skyrocketing costs that go along with them. Since 2004, residential electricity prices across the US have risen nearly 40% and changes in the utility industry suggest this trend is likely to continue. As energy costs continue to grow at a much faster rate than the average income, energy will costs will demand an even greater share of your bank account in the future. Re-insulating today is a practical approach to protecting yourself from these increased costs.
Make 117% return on investment.
In January of 2016, Remodeler Magazine released its annual “Cost vs. Value” report, which breaks down both the cost and return on investment of many of the most common home improvement options. Adding fiberglass attic insulation was included in the report for the first time, and it topped the list in terms of the percentage of your initial investment you would recoup in the form of increased home value at 117%. This figure only speaks to what it does to your home’s value, it does not even take into account any possible energy bill savings. The results of this survey demonstrate that re-insulating to your home can improve its value.
Need more incentives to insulate?
It literally pays to invest in the energy efficiency of your home. There are a number of federal, state, and local utility financial incentives and rebate programs available to homeowners interested in insulating and other energy efficient home improvements. Search for incentives for renewables and efficiency
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on federal, state and local utility incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Ductwork is used to distribute airflow from your heating or cooling system throughout your home. This involves the air being sucked from throughout the house into the heater/air conditioner, where it is heated or cooled, and pushed back through ducts into the living space. Both intake and output of air is critical to smooth-operating ductwork, not to mention heating, cooling, and indoor air quality. Without properly designed return vent(s), the air pressure and equilibrium of your heating and cooling systems will be off and your home’s efficiency and climate control will invariably suffer.
The Importance of Proper Ductwork Installation.
At Innovation Home Services, we know how important it is for duct work to be installed properly, it is an efficient means of keeping you comfortable and regulating the temperature in your home. But shoddy installation can cause problems. Aluminum tape is used to seal the seams between duct pieces, and insulation is used to separate the ductwork from areas such as attics or crawl spaces. If either of these is not done properly, the result can be air leakage, meaning an inefficient system (which will cost you money), poor air quality, and even early failure of your heating/air conditioning equipment.
Another consideration Innovation takes into account when installing ductwork is sizing. The size of your ductwork must match the size of your heater and/or air conditioner in order to ensure the most efficient operation. A ductwork installation professional will be able to match the duct system to the equipment you’re using for a solid fit. Innovation Home Services will also fine-tune your ductwork for optimal efficiency, comfort, and longevity: Balancing is a process where dampers located within the ducts are adjusted so that the right amount of air is flowing into each room.