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3 Tips For A Better Insulated, More Thermally Efficient Home

by Ryan Wright

In order to get through the winter and make sure that your household is always at its best thermally, you will need a plan of action. The foundation of this plan is good insulation, along with some other tips that will keep your home comfortable and energy efficient while it is cold outdoors. Read below and put this plan of action into use as you also reach out to insulation contractors in your local area. 

#1: Find The Highest Quality Insulation Contractors

To be sure that you get the best installation and service, you'll want to shop for trusted insulation professionals. Put together a shortlist of about five of the most recommended continuous insulation businesses in your area. This list might consist of companies that are highly ranked based on reviews, personal referrals, or Better Business Bureau grades. From here, you should call them to your home to take measurements and let you know how much it will cost to outfit your home with insulation. The cost to install new insulation in your home will be in the range of about $1,000 to more than $2,000, depending on the contractor and the method of insulation that you opt to go with. 

#2: Choose The Type Of Insulation That Best Suits Your Household

Another important step is to shop for the type of insulation that will be best for your particular home. You have a lot of insulation types to choose from, including spray foam insulation, fiberglass blanket insulation, and cellulose insulation. Your choice of these types of insulation will depend on space requirement, your budget, and preferences in the type of performance that you need. The R-Value of the insulation is the most important metric to key in on because it explains the effectiveness rating of your insulation. Never purchase insulation without getting the specific R-Value rating. 

#3: Make Your Home Energy Efficient

When you want your home to be as thermally efficient as it can be, you'll need to increase the energy efficiency of the entire home. Start with your HVAC system and make sure that you have an eco-friendly, up-to-date model. This way, your insulation will improve upon and double down on the performance of the system, saving you money and keeping you warm. Little things like patching holes, buying quality window panes and turning off your HVAC system when it is not needed will also be beneficial. Buying a new set of thermally efficient curtains can give you between 10 and 25 percent thermal energy loss reduction. These fixes pay off in a big way when your home has quality insulation. 

Follow these tips and contact an insulation contractor today.