With winter well on the way (indeed, it’s already started to snow in certain parts of the country—and it’s blustery and brutally cold here in Chicagoland), you’re probably thinking of ways to make your home warmer.
There are ways to stay comfortable and keep your energy bills in check! Installing insulation is one solution, and it offers long-term savings.
How Insulation Helps Keep Your Home Comfortable
Insulation installation is essential to keeping any home warm during the winter and other cooler months. By insulating your home, you can experience not only warmer indoor temperatures but also sound reduction, lower energy bills and more.
Insulation works by stopping the transfer of heat—meaning it helps keep warm air inside during the winter.
In addition to improving interior comfort levels in the winter (and all year long), there are many benefits of insulating your home. Insulating can help:
- Maximize energy efficiency: Insulation helps prevent heat loss and increase the efficiency of your household’s HVAC system—meaning your heating and cooling equipment runs more efficiently!
- Reduce sound: Insulation helps reduces noise levels from outside and between other rooms and floors. This is especially useful in apartment buildings and other similar housing, where there is less privacy.
- Decrease air leakage: Insulation reduces the amount of warm air leaking to the outdoors, keeping your home warmer and making your heating and cooling system operate more efficiently.
- And more!
Types of Residential Insulation
There are many different types of home insulation available on the market, including
- Fiberglass: One of the most common type of insulation, fiberglass insulation helps promote a healthier environment and prevent heat loss in your home.
- Cellulose: An eco-friendly option, cellulose insulation helps reduce noise and keep your house warm.
- Spray foam: Improve your home’s efficiency all year round with spray foam insulation, which can fit snugly in crevices and gaps behind the walls.
- Radiant Barrier: This type of insulation is installed right under the roof, helping keep homes more comfortable and energy-efficient.
If you are considering installing insulation in your Chicago area home (retrofitting, or re-insulation), be sure to contact your local insulation contractor for an in-home evaluation. Get in touch with the team at ThermaSeal / Lakeside Insulation today!