How Can Insulation Save Money?
Installing energy efficient blown or spray foam insulation in your home is one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy costs and increase your comfort at home. While we take pride in helping you save money each month, we believe it’s also important that you understand how your home wastes energy, and what installing insulation can do to help.
First, it’s helpful to know where your energy actually goes and how it flows through your home. Heat can escape through all sides of your building – up and down or side to side. While many people believe that “heat rises,” it’s much more accurate to say that “heat follows cold.”
This means that you should treat your entire building as a single system, and as our research shows, you should try to insulate it from all sides. Any place that cold air is allowed to enter your building is also a place that heat will escape.
That’s why it’s so important to insulate floors and basements in addition to attics and walls. Even if the rest of your home is well-insulated, the heat will find a way out if the floors and basement are not probably insulated as well.
Just to put this in perspective, an uninsulated floor can cause up to 40% of your energy loss – and it’s even worse for heated uninsulated floors. In that case, it could cause the loss of up to 50% of your energy – that’s $400 to $700 wasted every year for a 2,000 sq ft house.
Again, it’s worth emphasizing that that money is completely wasted – you get absolutely no benefit from opting not to insulate your floors and basement.
Investing money to reduce energy costs offers one of the best and fastest returns on your money that you’ll find anywhere. The one-time insulation installation cost will save money immediately, and will continue to do so over the life of your home. Not only that, but when you rely on us to install insulation in your home, you’ll also reduce waste and pollution. That means you’ll not only be saving money, but you’ll also be preserving the environment in the process.
The energy cost savings is especially beneficial to businesses, where the eye is always on the bottom line. Money wasted on energy bills is money that could be re-invested in the business – or taken home as profit. You’d be hard-pressed to find another investment that saves you money, makes you more comfortable, and helps the environment.
Upgrading your insulation can save money immediately, and for years to come without ever requiring you to sacrifice your comfort to see a return.