Have you ever put your feet down on the floor first thing in the morning, and it’s so cold that you want to get back in the bed? Do you dread the winter because no matter how much you heat your home, your house always feels drafty and cold?
Especially if you live in an older home, there is a good chance that you are lacking floor insulation, which leads to drafts and difficulty maintaining a more comfortable temperature throughout your living spaces. But what exactly is floor insulation, and how do you know if you need it?
Floor insulation is literally fitted underneath the flooring in your home, fixed to the ceiling of your basement or crawlspace. While the addition of floor insulation is more common in newer homes, not every home is outfitted with this important feature, and it can have a significant impact on your comfort and utility bills.
So, what are some of the signs that you might need floor insulation in your home? The first is that cold floor feeling that seems so unnatural. If your floors are cold all year long, there is a good chance that you have heat escaping through your floor to the ground below. Additionally, if your home is drafty, adding floor insulation can help to reduce this problem and provide greater comfort in your home’s most important living areas.
At AppleBlossom Energy, we’ll be happy to provide an energy assessment and help you determine if adding floor insulation is a good fit for your home. Contact us today to learn more.