When it comes to your Chicago home or business, you probably know how important insulation is! Not only does it keep your space comfortable during those frigid winters and hot summers, but it also can help make your home or building more energy efficient. In fact, it’s likely that adding insulation can help reduce your energy bills, eventually paying for itself in both newer and older buildings and homes!
If you want to learn more about insulation installation for your Chicago home or building, call the experts at Thermaseal/Lakeside Insulation at 800-836-2535 or fill out a contact form today!
Calculate Your Savings
Are you wondering how much you could save by insulating your Chicago home? It can be hard to determine an exact number—a variety of factors come into play, such as your climate, HVAC systems, etc.—but you can get estimates online. And, of course, you can always talk to insulation experts! By visiting the CIMA (Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association) website, you can measure the financial impact of increasing your insulation performance by entering your data into the insulation calculator—this can include the size of your house, the cost of your energy, etc. With the calculator, you can see what you could be saving this year and in the future.
Of course, you can also calculate all your energy bills using your current rates and personal information in this home energy saver tool. After filling in your data, you can see how much you might save with upgrades!
Increasing Your Savings
Besides installing attic insulation or wall insulation, you can do other things to maximize your savings and help keep your energy bills as low as possible:
- Talk to professionals: Some homeowners may be handy and perform many DIY projects around the house—but insulation installation shouldn’t be one of them. The insulation installation process requires professional expertise to ensure it’s being completed correctly to help you save the most money.
- Air seal your home: A home that is properly insulated but not air sealed isn’t energy-efficient. Air leaks deter the performance of your insulation, so your home should be both insulated and sealed. Caulking and weatherstripping are two common air sealing techniques among others.
- Be as energy-efficient as possible: You won’t be saving as much money as you could if your home is insulated but isn’t energy-efficient in other ways. For example, if your windows are old and leaky, your home still has energy-inefficient incandescent bulbs instead of CFL bulbs, etc., there is much potential for savings. There are a lot of ways to save energy (and money)—and combined with bigger ticket items like insulation and window replacement, they can help gain significant energy savings.
Schedule Insulation Installation in Chicago
Are you ready to make your home as energy efficient as possible—and potentially save money? Our team of experts at Thermaseal/Lakeside Insulation is highly skilled and trained with insulation installation for residential and commercial spaces! By talking to a professional insulator, you can learn what the best course of action might if you want to save on your energy bills.
Let us help you choose the best insulation material for your home or building. Contact us today to learn how to make your home more energy efficient!