Brass Tacks: How to Save Money on Heating and Cooling with Insulation Services

It’s a fact of life: a poorly insulated home will bleed heat and money. In fact, it’s estimated that shoddy insulation causes 35% to 45% loss of heat in the home. It’s not just a matter of comfort anymore—it’s a matter of cold, hard cash. That’s why we at Spartan Insulation work around the clock to save you money on temperature control at the same time that we keep your home or business at a comfortable temperature day-in and day-out.

In today’s blog post, we’ll be detailing the different reasons why temperature control can be so expensive and the steps you can take today to save money on heating and cooling.

How Poorly Insulated Homes Bleed Money

It’s common sense that leaving a window or door open will let the air inside your home rush out. What’s not as well-known, though, is that the majority of heat your home loses happens through the walls, roof, and even floor themselves.

Essentially, any point of contact between your home and the outside world is liable to let your home’s heating escape. For that reason, it’s crucial to consider insulation services no matter how good you are at keeping your windows in the winter. As professionals, we’d recommend fiberglass insulation if you’re seeking to save money on both the installation of insulation and the heating of your home. Fiberglass insulation is generally installed in basements where the dirt and stone in the ground saps the heat from your basement walls. We recommend fiberglass insulation because, too often, houses aren’t given proper basement insulation, which leads to hidden costs in the long run.

What You Can Do to Save Money

If you’re feeling frustrated by how hopeless it might feel to try and stave off the cold, then we have some good news for you: you have the power to make a difference. While complete and total closed-system insulation is almost impossible to achieve in the home environment, you can take major steps just by sealing up air leaks. Do a quick survey of your windows, fixtures, and walls for any openings or gaps. If you find any, sealing them off with weather stripping is a cheap and effective way of quickly minimizing the issue for an extended period of time.

We also recommend paying attention to how brightly the sun is shining through the clouds, even if you plan on staying inside most of the day. Opening the blinds when the sun is shining down on your home floods those areas with localized heat, which then circulates throughout the rooms those windows occupy. On the opposite side of that same coin, drawing the curtains when it’s dark and cold outside provides a supplementary layer of insulation on the fly. Bonus points if you have heavy curtains!

These are only a few ways to save yourself money in the long run on heating and cooling in your home. If you’d truly like to make a long-term difference that will increase the value of your home while minimizing costs for the foreseeable future, we sincerely recommend insulating your house. If you’d like to get started on keeping your living space comfortable and affordable, contact us to begin work today.