The Importance of Insulating your Home or Office before Winter
Picture this, you climb into the attic of your home or office and what do you see? The wood studs between the insulation and the ceiling. It might not sound like a big deal, but when you can see that wood it means your home or office is likely not properly insulated.
According to the Department of Energy, “Loose-fill or batt insulation is typically installed in an attic. Loose-fill insulation is usually less expensive to install than batt insulation and provides better coverage when installed properly.”
Above is a map of your home created by Oak Ridge National Laborator showing the areas where you should be checking to see if there is proper insulation in your home or office. Ensure you accurately caulk and seal around windows or doors and replace the seals when you see gaps or feel air moving around your doors or windows. The power socket test is when you carefully light a lighter near the socket and the flame moves on its own from the air blowing outside out of the socket and into your home or office. This means you likely need to insulate around those areas as well.
If your home or office is insulated properly your system won’t need to work as hard which will save your energy and power bill from climbing. According to Dallas Gregory, the owner of Engineered Comfort Specialist, by investing in proper insulation in your home or office you can save approximately 25% on your power bill.
Another way to save money is by having your home or office’s furnace serviced properly by a professional. Our heating experts will clean the unit thoroughly and inspect it to be certain there are no cracks or potential deadly carbon monoxide leaks and the blower is pushing out proper airflow. Lastly, changing your filters regularly is something we always recommend in order to keep your system running properly.