Winter is a time of year when many homeowners in Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland remember the things they’d like to do to improve their homes. Arriving holiday guests may be a reminder that you’ve put off that kitchen remodel yet another year, while cold spots may remind you about that heating system replacement you’ve been meaning to get around to.
There are all kinds of improvements you can make at this time of year, but few offer the year-round benefits that insulation and air sealing do. If you’re looking to make a home upgrade that enhances comfort, conserves energy, and saves money, now’s the time to schedule insulation and air sealing for your home!
How Insulation & Air Sealing Work
Insulation and air sealing are two related upgrades that work together to control how heat and air travel through your home. Insulation slows the flow of heat through materials like your walls, floors, and roof. Air sealing closes up holes and cracks which let hot and cold air travel freely into and out of your house.
It’s a common misconception that insulation and air sealing work only the winter, but the truth is that they offer benefits year-round. In the winter, insulation and air sealing keep valuable indoor heat inside your living spaces. In the summer, they keep unwanted heat out.
The most important areas in the home to insulate and air seal are the attic, crawlspace, and walls.
Benefits You Can Enjoy Year-Round
When your house is insulated and air sealed properly by a professional, you’ll see the benefits all year long.
Say goodbye to cold floors and drafts and enjoy an overall warmer home in the winter. In the summer, relax in a home that feels cool and comfortable—even on the second floor.
With more consistent indoor temperatures, you can rely less on your heating and cooling systems. In other words, you won’t need as much energy to keep your house comfortable.
With lower energy usage throughout the year also comes lower utility bills from month to month. That’s money in your pocket you can apply to other home improvements. According to the Department of Energy, even adding insulation to a new home can pay for itself within a few years.
Enjoy Peace & Quiet
Did you know that insulation also reduces outside noise? Many homeowners are surprised by how much quieter their homes are after upgrading their insulation.
Achieve Year-Round Comfort with The Fifth Fuel
When you consider the comfort-enhancing and money-saving benefits that insulation and air sealing offer, these simple upgrades make for a great long-term investment.
The longer you put off these upgrades, the longer you miss out on the benefits. Not sure how to get started? Schedule an energy audit with the team at The Fifth Fuel. We’ll evaluate your home and determine exactly where your home needs attention. Then, our team of retrofitting experts will replace and add new insulation as needed to bring you the benefits you’ve been missing.