As some of the biggest sources of heat loss in your home, the walls are a good place to start when it comes to maximizing the energy efficiency of your home. If your energy bills are much higher than normal (particularly compared to the same time last year), or it feels drafty and uncomfortable in your home, you may need more wall insulation.
If you live in the Des Plaines, Illinois area and need more wall insulation, ThermaSeal / Lakeside Insulation is a good name to know!
Insulating your home’s exterior and interior walls is important—and so is sealing your home. In fact, insulation and air sealing projects should go together because air leaks actually undermine the performance of insulation (and the walls are significant sources of air leaks).
Insulation for Your Walls
Talking to a local insulation company is the best way to determine if you need more insulation, but there are some things you can look out for on your own. Signs you may need more insulation include:
- Higher than normal energy bills
- Uncomfortable drafts
- Uneven temperatures from room to room
- Walls and floors that are extremely cold in the winter and excessively warm in the summer
- Air conditioner running more than normal in the summer
If you notice any of these signs, or your Des Plaines home was built in the 1970s or earlier, chances are, you need more insulation. In fact, many older homes don’t have nearly enough wall insulation and don’t meet the standards and recommendations of the Department of Energy standards and ENERGY STAR®.
ThermaSeal / Lakeside Insulation offers different types of insulation to meet your wall insulation needs—fiberglass, cellulose and spray foam. And we offer some of the highest quality products on the market!
Benefits of Wall Insulation
No matter which type of insulation you install in your walls, you’ll get to enjoy all the benefits. Each type of insulation offers its own advantages. For instance, fiberglass and cellulose have superior soundproofing abilities, and spray foam is great at filling small cracks and holes and fitting around piping, wiring, etc.
Whether fiberglass, cellulose or spray foam, your wall insulation can:
- Help lower your energy bills
- Make your home more comfortable year round
- Help improve the overall efficiency of your air conditioner and furnace
- Promote a healthier environment (decreased energy consumption means reduced carbon dioxide and fewer greenhouse gas emissions)
- Help increase the market value of your home
Wall Insulation Contractors in Des Plaines, Illinois
If you live in the Des Plaines area and need an insulation company, contact ThermaSeal / Lakeside Insulation. We have installed wall insulation in all types of homes throughout the area and can help you with your project too!