Space conditioning, otherwise known as “heating and cooling,” can account for up to 70% of the energy usage in your home. When we break this down, only about 20% goes towards heating for water, whereas lighting, appliances, and everything else accounts for approximately 10% of that bill. Knowing this, it probably makes sense that turning the lights off, as well as turning appliances off when they are not in use, will help reduce your energy bill. However, the best way to make drastic reductions to your energy bill is by increasing the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. One of the best ways to do this is to have blown-in insulation installed in your home.
Adding blown-in insulation to the infrastructure of your home will:
Reduce Your Energy Bills
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Building Technology’s biggest recommendation to homeowners in reference to reducing energy bills is to add better insulation. The majority of the homes in the United States that have high heating and air conditioning bills are not well insulated, which leaves them particularly vulnerable to costly energy leaks.
Offer Quieter, More Comfortable Living Spaces
Blown-in insulation can actually function as a sound barrier that absorbs and reduces unwanted noises that come from appliances, audio equipment, loud conversations, and other sources that transmit sound through your home’s walls and floors. Insulation also allows your family to live more comfortably by making it easier for your furnace and/or air conditioner to maintain constant and steady temperature levels in your home.
Increase Your Home’s Environmental Sustainability
Blown-in insulation helps you save energy and significantly decreases the production of harmful air pollutants that the average home releases into the atmosphere. In fact, according to a recent Harvard study, installing blown-in insulation to all homes across the U.S. would reduce hundreds of thousands of tons of nitrous oxide and sulfur oxide that are released into our atmosphere every year. Not only does our blown-in fiberglass insulation contribute to creating “cleaner air,” it is also an inherently “green” product, in terms of environmental impact. Not to mention, our blown-in insulation is manufactured with renewable and recycled resources, which means that aside from creating cleaner air, every pound of insulation saves approximately twelve times more energy than it takes to produce it! So, along with greater energy savings, quieter and more comfortable living, our insulation delivers a measurable impact on our communities and our environment.