Don’t Miss These Crucial Insulation Points in Your Newark Home
Insulation is a key component of home comfort. The basic purpose of insulation is to block the flow of heat, keeping it out of your home during the summer and inside during the winter. By properly insulating some crucial insulation points in your home, you’ll be able to keep your indoor environment more comfortable, while saving money on heating and cooling costs.
Exterior walls: Walls that are exposed to outdoor elements can easily lose significant amounts of heat. You can put more or better insulation in your walls to help keep your indoor space warmer during the winter. If you can access beams and joists in your walls, try adding blanket or batt insulation in these areas. Loose fill insulation, consisting of pellets of cellulose or fiberglass, can be used if you can’t get direct access to your wall cavities.
Attic: Attics can get extremely hot during the summer if they aren’t insulated. This excess heat will radiate downward and into your living space, increasing temperatures and causing your cooling system to work harder. Your attic floor can be insulated with blanket insulation between the beams. If your attic is difficult to access or if the spaces there are irregularly shaped, you can use loose fill insulation before adding blanket insulation to your attic walls and ceiling.
Basement, foundation and crawlspaces: Insulating these areas will make your entire home feel more comfortable, while stopping heat loss and reducing moisture buildup. You should insulate your basement walls with loose fill, fiber board, or blanket insulation. HVAC system ductwork: Uninsulated HVAC ductwork can lose significant amounts of energy as conditioned air travels through your system. You should insulate ducts with rigid fiber board insulation or wrap them with blanket-style insulation. Make sure to ensure proper sealing at all duct connections.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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