Insulating Your Home: Tips and Benefits

It’s no secret: insulating your home benefits both the environment and your wallet. By reducing the need for constant heating and cooling throughout the year, you’ll save on energy costs and keep your home comfortable during Michigan’s humid summers and frigid winters. Of course, home insulation offers a myriad of additional benefits, but you also need to be aware of which types of insulation work best. Of the many home insulation types, we use cellulose here at Applegate for its efficiency, not to mention that it’s environmentally friendly! Either way, insulating your home can truly pay off.

At Applegate, our main goal is to ensure the comfort of Michigan homeowners, and we achieve that through quality HVAC services and, of course, home insulation. To help keep our valued customers and fellow Michigan homeowners comfortable year-round, we’ve compiled a list of tips and benefits for those considering insulation. With this, you’ll then be able to make an educated decision in choosing how you insulate your home. Let’s jump right in.

Why Insulating Your Home is a Smart Choice

Though you may not notice much with an efficient HVAC system in place, that is a nice heater or AC unit, but the air from outside is constantly making its way into your home, causing your heater or air conditioning unit to work much harder. Whether it’s through the outer walls, windows, or doors, this outside air will enter your home. With this air comes the entrance of dust, pollen, pests, humidity, and much more—not to mention noise from outside.

By insulating your home, you can keep the cool air out in the winter, and the hot out in the summer, and the accompanying dust, pollen and pests will all remain outside as well. With this, your energy bills will drop and your home will remain comfortable throughout the seasons. In short, you’ll save money and energy. But how can you maximize your savings?

Tips for Insulating Your Home

When planning to insulate your home, there’re a few things you should keep in mind. Of course, you’ll want to choose a material that’s both efficient and cost effective with a higher R-value (a material’s ability to resist heat flow). However, these aren’t the only factors to consider. While you’re still in the planning stages, consider following the tips below to get the most out of your home insulation:

  • As mentioned, you’ll need to determine which R-value will be best for your home.
  • The environment around your home, position relative to the sun, and the design of your home should all be considered prior to choosing where to insulate and what material to use. An Applegate expert can guide you through this.
  • Locate specific problem areas of the home first, ensuring those are well insulated.
  • Consider your windows and doors as well. These won’t require the same insulating materials, but they can allow in just as much air as your walls, if not more.

Insulating Your Home? Let Applegate Help!

As you can see, there are quite a few factors to consider when insulating your home, and each one will impact how well your home is insulated and how much you save on energy each year. While there is plenty to consider, you can leave the hard work to us and let the professionals at Applegate ensure your home’s comfort. After all, it is what we do best!

If you’re interested in insulating your home, get in touch with us today. Of course, Applegate also offers insulation replacement.  You can give us a call at 517-337-7700 or contact us here.