The Importance of Properly Insulating Your Home

The 2017 Farmers’ Almanac says “Winter is back!”

Last year we experienced a warmer winter due to El Nino. This year we will not be so lucky. Forecasting an extremely cold and downright frigid next few months, the time to talk about properly insulating your home is here.

Poor insulation can result in higher energy bills and unstable temperatures throughout the home. If your home was built before 1980 it is almost certainty under-insulated. In fact, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association estimates that 90% of all existing homes in the U.S. are under-insulated.

Your comfort comes at a cost. But too often that cost is perceived as so small that it is insignificant. However, for every degree you set back your thermostat can equal up to 3% of your total bill. If insulating your home allows you to set your thermostat back two or three degrees, this can lead to significant energy and cost savings over the lifetime of your home.

Lower energy bills and better comfort are the big selling points. A dependable warranty and enhanced noise reduction from insulation that is up to code can be a wise investment.

Could You Be More Comfortable?

Take the Owens Corning Home Insulation Comfort Quiz to identify areas in your home that could be more comfortable. Oury Roofing is an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor able to answer any questions you have about Owens Corning insulation.  In addition, they offer insightful tools such as the Insulation Calculator to help homeowners make the best decisions about energy and cost savings.

Looking for more ways to cut costs during the most energy-expensive months?  Check out our 5 Ways to Winterize Your Home article for more information to help conserve energy over the holiday season.