How to improve home insulation to save energy

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Saving energy is one of a homeowner’s main concerns. Not only because it’s a way to reduce electricity bills and save money, but also because we must make better choices for our planet. Installing insulation panels is a great way to save energy and improve home insulation.

What is home insulation and how does it work?

Home insulation reduces the transfer of heat into or out of your home. Basically, it helps your home hold on to the heat during the winter and prevents heat from getting in during the summer. It works by trapping small pockets of air to slow down the movement of heat out or into the house.


Improving home insulation to save energy.

Adding home insulation or improving the existing one can help save heating and cooling costs because it cuts down undesirable heat loss or gain and reduces our dependence on other heating and cooling devices that require more gas and electricity. 

Do you need to improve home insulation?

Occasionally, it’s good to check up on your home insulation to see if it needs improvement. Especially if you start noticing that temperature varies from room to room, your power bills are getting higher than usual, or you feel drafts around windows or vents. 

Experiencing condensation and mold is another sign of needing to improve home insulation. If you are experiencing condensation and mold, you can use an air purifier, such as Haverland’s PURE AIR BOX, while you wait for the insulation panels to be installed. 


How to improve home insulation?

Insulation materials come with their R-values. The higher the number, the better the insulation is at resisting heat transfer. 

There are different types of insulation materials: fiberglass, polystyrene, mineral wool, etc., and different methods of applying it: spray-in foam, loose-fill, rolls of batting, and more. The right insulation depends on your home and needs.

The best places to install insulation panels are:

  • Ceilings and roofs (greatest amount of heat transferred).
  • The space between and over the floor to protect the living spaces below (in multiple floors houses).
  • All exterior walls.
  • Floors above unheated spaces.
  • Seal drafts around windows, door frames, vents, and fireplaces

We know that the decision to improve your home insulation can be a hard one, because doing so can be expensive. At Haverland, we encourage you to not think twice about it because it will save you money in the long run by helping you lower your energy bills significantly.