7 Reasons Why You Should Install Insulation
Maybe you’ve just purchased a new home or commercial space, and you’re trying to figure out how to best limit your current costs. So you may be thinking about installing insulation, but you’re unsure if the benefits outweigh the costs. Either way, we’re here to help. We’ve broken down the details into seven reasons why you should invest in installing insulation:
1. Keep Your Home's Temperature in Check
Insulation protects your home by providing temperature control. It allows your home to be cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. It does this by preventing warm air from traveling outside in the winter and from entering in the summer. So the warm air in your home will be distributed evenly, making it easier to regulate the temperature comfortably. You’ll no longer be hot in one room and freezing cold in another.
2. Reduce Your Energy Bills
Insulation that is installed correctly reduces the amount of energy used, thus reducing your costs on electricity and gas. It’s a great long-term investment that can save you a significant amount of money. Its ROI is well worth the initial investment given that in the long run, you save much more than you spent on the installation. For example, according to insulation.org, “For hospitals, energy savings from mechanical insulation average 78% of the total site energy usage.” With today’s technology, it’s easy to accurately figure out your insulation needs and determine your savings by making this investment.
3. Avoid Condensation and Moisture Damages
A well-designed insulation setup prohibits moisture damage by preventing water droplets from condensing and allowing dew to form. Insulation keeps the temperature above that of the dew point. If insulation is not properly installed and maintained, then condensation may lead to the corrosion of the exposed surfaces, adding to the costs of maintenance and reducing the lifespan of your investment.
4. Prohibit Mold and Mildew Growth
Insulation is the best tool for mold prevention. With the right temperature control, you can reduce the chances of providing a hospitable environment for mold and mildew to grow. Not only does this lower your costs in the long run, it also provides a safer and healthier environment. This change leads to happier residents in your home or more productive and pleased employees in a commercial building.
5. Provide a Safer Space
Insulation can protect against injury from contact with hot or cold surfaces. It also reduces the risks of a fire by eliminating the spaces that allow gas and liquids to move from one space to another. It prevents environmental toxins from entering your home. These preventative measures can go a long way in making your home or workplace a safer and more comfortable setting.
6. Promote Sustainability and Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Since insulation lowers the amount of energy used, it automatically reduces the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the environment (think carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide). Modern-day technology can determine the reduction of greenhouse emissions so that you know the extent of the environmental benefits. You can set an example for others and do your part to fight global warming by promoting a more sustainable maintenance plan, so you can protect the environment while also protecting yourself and reducing your long-term costs.
7. Reduce Unwanted Noise
Insulation reduces unwanted noise by acting as a barrier. It keeps exterior sounds out and your interior sounds in. Depending on where you choose to install insulation, you can also limit how much sound travels from room to room, giving everyone in the residence more privacy.
Overall, insulation’s benefits make the investment well worthwhile. You can save money, protect your home, and minimize your carbon footprint. Now your next step is to figure out which type of insulation works best for you. We can help you with that, and provide a free estimate as well. We’ll also help you find out if you qualify for the new LADWP Insulation Rebate Program (up to 80% off the total project). Call us today at (818) 388-4457 for more information
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