Roof, Wall, and Attic Insulation
You have probably heard that installing insulation into your home is an excellent way to reduce your energy bill. But how much will this actually save? According to the Department of Energy (DOE), an average of 44% of all of your energy usage comes from your Maple Grove home’s heating and cooling system. With this draw, knowing if this power and energy is being utilized properly is an important factor to be aware of. To help homeowners in the Twin Cities area gain a better understanding of the importance of insulation, we are going to take a look at some statistics that illustrate how door, wall, and attic insulation will impact your home.
Have you ever been in a home that just won’t get warm or cool enough, despite what seems to be a properly functioning heating and cooling system? This situation is often due to inadequate roof, wall, or attic insulation that is allowing thermal transfer to occur (in other words, your home’s internal temperature is escaping the house and extreme temperatures from outside are entering).
The National Insulation Association (NIA) has discovered that uninsulated walls can allow a third of the energy produced by your heating and cooling system to be lost; an uninsulated roof will cost you a quarter of your energy, and uninsulated doors and windows will cause you to lose a fifth of your energy. This equals a 78% overall energy loss! This problem is especially noticeable during the wintertime, when Maple Grove experiences some of the coldest weather conditions in the nation. Proper insulation effectively puts a stop to extreme thermal transfers, thereby increasing the overall effectiveness of your heating and cooling system.
Investing in insulation is a long term savings, keeping more money in your pocket. An under-insulated home will waste about 20% of the energy it uses to maintain a home’s temperature. This means that if you spend the national average $1,500 per year on heating and cooling, $300 is being thrown away by an under-insulated home. If your home is not insulated at all, adding insulation can cut your home heating and cooling energy costs in half.
Statistics show that insulation is a must if you want to keep your Maple Grove home properly heated and cooled without breaking the bank.
If you would like more information on our attic insulation recommendations and how it can help protect your home, contact us at Midwest Exteriors Plus. We are always willing to give homeowners a hand in improving their home.