Unless your home was specially constructed for energy efficiency, you can probably reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today, but even adding insulation to a newer home can pay for itself within a few years.
Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today. You can probably reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation.
Insulation in your home provides resistance to heat flow and lowers your heating and cooling costs. Properly insulating your home not only reduces heating and cooling costs, but also improves comfort. To maintain comfort, the heat lost in the winter must be replaced by your heating system and the heat gained in the summer must be removed by your cooling system. Properly insulating your home will decrease this heat flow by providing an effective resistance to the flow of heat.
An insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or R-value -- the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. Installing more insulation in your home increases the R-value and the resistance to heat flow. In general, increased insulation thickness will proportionally increase the R-value.
Greenhome Solutions of Georgia can help you assess your current insulation levels and recommend insulation improvements. Our professional technicians can add missing insulation or improve your current insulation to make your home more comfortable and help you save on your energy bills.
Call Greenhome Solutions of Georgia at (678) 901-3046 to assist you in planning your energy saving improvements. Or contact us for more information.