Insulating your home has many benefits. It can help reduce the energy used to keep your home warm or cool by preventing air leaks, and it can reduce your utility bills and keep your home’s energy efficiency high. But where should you insulate to get these benefits?
At ThermaSeal/Lakeside Insulation, our professionals provide insulation solutions for the critical parts of your home to ensure you stay comfortable regardless of the weather outside.
Keep the cold Chicago winters at your doorstep as you step into the comfort of your home.
Most Important Areas To Insulate
Insulation is added material (fiberglass insulation, cellulose insulation, spray foam insulation) in your home’s unused or most often disregarded spaces. Insulation can keep your home warm, cool, and noise-resistant for total indoor comfort.
The most critical areas of your home are as follows:
- Attic: If your home is freezing during those Chicago winters, then insulating your attic should be at the top of your list. To prevent warm air from escaping, ensure that your attic is insulated — especially if your attic is unfinished — to reduce the expense of keeping your home warm.
- Walls: If there’s nothing between your walls, air freely passes through. Having your walls professionally insulated can provide improved moisture control and efficient heating and cooling.
- Floors: Are your floors always cold? This signals that the insulation in your floor is not up to par. Cold air is seeping through along with noise and pollutant particles. Don’t forget to insulate your floors for improved indoor comfort.
- Crawl space: Your crawl space is an unlivable, small space that’s most often not padded for energy efficiency. Insulation helps keep your home warm and provides protection for pipes running inside of your crawl space. That means no burst pipes from the cold.
- Basement: A well-insulated home starts from the bottom up. Insulating your basement is a smart move to maintain your desired temperature and prevent moisture penetration.
These five areas of your home have one thing in common; they’re central points for air leaks.