Ways You Can Discover If You Need More Insulation

Wondering if the addition of new insulation might save money on your heating and cooling bills? There are some pretty easy ways to find out right away, and right from the privacy of your own home.

Unless you live in a brand-new home that has been recently constructed to the most current energy efficient recommendations, the short answer is probably an easy ‘yes’. New and increased insulation will usually start saving you money right away on your heating and cooling bills. In the winter it’ll keep the cold air out and the warm air in and in the summer by keeping your cool air in and the warm air out. That might sound paradoxical, but that’s the magic of insulation — it helps keep the inside temperature at the comfort level you desire.

Even before scheduling a professional home energy audit, you can decide for yourself if you need new insulation. A good sign is feeling a draft inside on a frigid day. Feeling a cool breeze when you don’t have the fan going? Unless you like heating the outdoors, it’s time to make the call.

Cold days are perhaps the best days to make your own personal insulation assessment. Go up in the attic and check for drafts. Feel the walls and floors that are adjacent to unheated areas and check to see if they are unreasonably cold. Put your hand over your electrical switches and outlets to see if there is cold air coming out that makes them feel like a central air register.

Of course, the basic tell-all revealing your need for additional insulation will be your energy bill. Is that bill higher than you want it to be? Is this a trick question? But the good news is the purchase of insulation will likely pay for itself in savings within a short time.

The first step towards your insulating project, of course, is to call Standard Insulating to schedule a professional home assessment of your own insulating situation. With a little luck, you may qualify for an ENERGY STAR program that will reimburse up to $5,000 of the project cost, in addition to the future savings you’ll see from the addition of new insulation.

Give Standard Insulating a call today at 738-1424 or log on to www.StandardInsulatingCo.com

About Standard Insulating Co.

Standard Insulating Co. was founded in 1928 and is now the oldest and largest insulation company in the Mohawk Valley. Using state-of-the-art technology and the Energy Smart incentive programs from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Standard Insulating can determine the causes of energy loss in your home and provide the solutions. They will also determine if a family or individual qualifies for incentives up to 50% (max. $5000) and low interest loans.

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