Should your home be better insulated?

Are your home energy bills spiralling upwards? If your bills are increasing, you may be looking for a way to reduce your costs without using less energy. Looking at your HVAC system can often be the key to lowering your bills. An HVAC system should maintain the temperature of your home at a constant level. However, maintaining a constant temperature can sometimes be a challenge. The most effective solution to ensuring that your property stays at the desired temperature is improving the home insulation. There is little value in heating or cooling the temperature inside your home if there is a lot of heat exchange with the air outside your property. Good residential insulation can keep the temperature-conditioned air inside your home.

Which areas should you insulate?

Almost every part of your property can be subject to heat transfer, but some areas are more in need of residential insulation than others. Residential wall insulation can be helpful, especially if the walls are thin or have been built with materials with poor insulating properties. The roof is a common area of concern for many householders. As heat rises it will often exit the property via the roof unless sufficient residential insulation is in place to prevent that. It is worth talking to a residential insulation contractor to find out what ceiling or roof insulation products might be most effective at keeping the conditioned air inside your property. Doors and windows are another part of your property that you should look at when considering insulation. Installing double glazing or fitting blinds can help prevent heat transfer through the glass window pane.

Has your home already been insulated?

If your home has had cavity wall or roof insulation in the past, you might think that no further action is required. However, insulation requirements may have changed, and more insulation is now recommended for your property. It's also possible that some of the existing insulation has become damaged or wet, and must be replaced.  If you don't know whether you have sufficient insulation in your property, a residential insulation company will be happy to check and see whether further work is required.

Working with a residential insulation company

When you decide that it is time to upgrade the insulation in your home, look for an established residential insulation company. The company you choose should have a proven track record working in properties similar to yours.

Contact a contractor to learn more about residential insulation.