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How Does Insulation Protect Your Home?

Proper Insulation – Home Performance

Properly insulating your home can have many long-term benefits. It can reduce your overall energy costs, protect pipes from freezing, control condensation in your home and reduce stress on your HVAC system during extremely cold temperatures.

How Does Insulation Protect Your Home?

Insulation acts as a barrier blocking heat from migrating out of your home during cold seasons. It is often installed in your home’s attic, walls and basement or crawlspace. When a home is properly insulated, heat loss is reduced. The result is a warmer home in the fall and an HVAC system that needs to work less often.

Another benefit of insulating your home is humidity control. Having the proper level of air humidity can help create a more comfortable environment. Too much humidity and you begin having issues with mold and condensation – too little and you allow viruses and germs to thrive putting your family at risk for colds and respiratory illness.

Risks of Not Having Proper Insulation

  1. Energy costs – If your home is not properly insulated it can wreak havoc on your energy bill – not to mention extra wear and tear on your HVAC system.
  2. Frozen pipes – Without insulation, ice and snow can cause pipes in your exterior walls to freeze or even burst. This can lead to water damage and an expensive cleanup.
  3. Bugs and rodents – You may have unwanted guests in your home. Gaps and openings in walls, doorways and window frames can allow warm are to escape and vermin to enter.

 

Are you protected from the ice and snow coming this fall? Bradley Mechanical can help prepare your home for cold weather and ensure that it is properly insulated for optimal performance. Since 1969, we have been keeping Virginia homes warm and comfortable through every fall and winter. If you would like to schedule a service call or get a free quote give us a call today at (804) 748-6728.