Insulation in Your Home Will Ensure a Cozy or Cool Environment

Insulation in your home will ensure a cozy or cool environment, regardless of the weather outside. Here are 3 places you’ll want to be sure to insulate to maximize energy savings:

1. Attic spaces – Attics are at the top of the list when it comes to responsibility for energy loss. Insulate over the floor joints to seal off your living spaces below. To find out if you have enough attic insulation, measure the depth of the insulation. If it is less than 11 inches, you would definitely benefit by adding more. Before insulating, seal any air leaks and make roof and other necessary repairs.
If you use your attic for livable space, then be sure to insulate between the studs and rafters of exterior walls and roof to recirculate the conditioned or heated air back into the area, rather than having it easily escape.

2. Crawl spaces and FROGS (Finished Room over Garage Space) – In addition, insulate any floors in a room that project from the structure with nothing below. Concrete floors that are built directly on the ground are also at risk to cause energy loss. Extend insulation into joist spaces to reduce airflow.

3. Exterior Walls – All exterior walls of your home should be sufficiently insulated. In an existing home, spray foam or blown insulation can be sprayed to fill existing walls. Exterior walls that hold water pipes are a great example of an area in need of filling the wall with insulation.

As bonus information, replacing inefficient windows will maximize your energy savings even further. On top of that, be sure to caulk and seal any cracks and spaces around your windows that will let even the smallest amount of air to escape or enter.
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