Insulation is a Homeowner’s Best Friend
Good insulation is one of the most effective ways to maintain stable indoor temperatures in the Delaware and New Jersey area’s variable climate, but it also has benefits beyond this.
Greater Comfort for Less Money
Insulating material, such as fiberglass and cellulose, slow heat transfer. It works like a thermos, keeping hot things hot and cold things cold. In winter, when you’re heating your home, the material holds your heat inside. In summer, when you’re running the A/C, it holds back heat from the sun.
Because your home stays the same temperature longer, your furnace and A/C don’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature. This cuts your system’s energy use, which results in lower heating and cooling bills. A system that works less also sustains less wear and tear, so it requires fewer repairs and component replacements, which saves you money on maintenance.
Insulating material also helps keep you home quiet and peaceful by absorbing outside noise and vibrations, such as those from your neighbors and nearby roads. Mineral (rock) wool and fiberglass are among the most effective options for noise reduction.
Protection for Your Home
In winter, when heat from your rooms seeps into your cold attic, condensation forms. The same thing happens in summer when hot air hits the cool parts of your attic. The resulting moisture seeps into your existing insulation, reducing its efficiency and exacerbating the condensation problem. It also encourages mold growth and rot in the wood and drywall in your attic.
The right amount of insulation slows down the transfer of heat, preventing the formation of condensation and protecting your home from damage.
If you’re not sure if you have enough insulation in your attic, walls, and floors, consult with a heating and cooling technician about a home energy audit to find out.
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.