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What’s the Point of Wall Insulation?

There is a lot of hype about home insulation and how important it is . . . but is it so important that you need to add new insulation materials now? Actually – the answer might be “yes”, especially if you live in an older home.

There are lots of investments that can be made when it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your home. While some are more extensive than others, wall insulation is something that shouldn’t be avoided or put off. In conjunction with other energy saving solutions, like adding new windows or crawlspace sealing, wall insulation can be the one thing that really makes your house feel the most comfortable and saves you a lot of money on your utility bills each month.

So, what exactly is so bad about letting old wall insulation remain where it is? Over time, wall insulation will eventually settle, and depending on the type, it may not be the safest material to have in your home anyway. What you’ll notice is that sound carries from one room to another more easily, it’s more difficult to keep your home a comfortable temperature, and there is a disparity between the comfort in the upper and lower levels of your home. Furthermore, old wall insulation that has settled can cause your energy bills to climb, creating a financial burden that you may not have known was related to this important item.

New wall insulation has an immediate and long-lasting impact on your home. You can leave the thermostat set on one temperature and go from room to room without feeling a draft, and the sounds between walls will be reduced so there is greater privacy and less distraction. The reduction in your energy bills will also be apparent, and you’ll find that you begin saving money right away with this important home energy savings investment.

At AppleBlossom Energy, we are always happy to answer your questions about the benefits of new wall insulation and help you choose the type that makes sense for your home. Contact us today to learn more.