Poor insulation can lead to higher energy use in a home, no matter the season. With poor insulation, cool or warm air from a central HVAC system can be lost through a home’s walls and attic. This can be especially detrimental during the coldest and warmest months of the year when energy usage is already at its highest.
Understanding the role insulation plays is important to better understanding energy use and potential cost savings in a home. EfficiencyCrafted℠ Homes offer energy-saving insulation, in addition to other many energy-saving features. Insulation can perform the following helpful (and at times, essential) functions:
Conserves energy. Insulation reduces the exchange of heat through a home’s many surfaces. Well-insulated homes limit opportunities for air to escape the structure, allowing the HVAC unit to use less energy to maintain a desirable temperature, no matter the weather.
Enhances comfort. Within a well-insulated home, it is easy to regulate the temperature you set on your thermostat, meaning your home can remain at your preferred temperature to keep you comfortable while reducing energy loss.
Saves money. With high quality air-sealing and insulation in a home, EPA estimates homeowners can save up to 15% annually on heating and cooling costs in their homes.
Reduces noise and vibration. Insulation thickens the material found within walls, roofs, and floors. In turn, this can reduce noise from outside of the home.
Provides a more positive environmental impact. Well-insulated homes are more energy efficient, meaning that well-insulated homes can also help to reduce your home’s carbon footprint.
With an EfficiencyCrafted Home, you’re on a path toward a well-insulated, energy-efficient home. To learn more, find a builder in your area.