“Why are my energy bills so high?” “What can I do to lower my energy bills?” At Vermont Foam Insulation, we’ve heard this complaint from homeowners time and time again. Every year—but most often in the winter, when the weather outside is freezing and home heating systems are cranking—homeowners are looking for ways to cut energy costs without sacrificing comfort.
Although it’s not the most exciting home improvement a homeowner can make, reaching out to an insulation contractor like Vermont Foam Insulation and upgrading your insulation can save on energy bills in a significant way, all while keeping you comfortable through the winter season.
The Cost-Saving Benefits of Home Insulation
Insulation helps slow the transfer of heat between the thermal boundaries of your home. In the summer, it helps keep the heat outside your living spaces. In the winter, it helps keep the conditioned hot air your heating system creates inside where you and your family will most benefit from it.
Poor home insulation will result in increased heat transfer in and out of your house, and in the winter, your heating system will have to work harder just to compensate for the escaping heat. So much energy is lost in a typical home that, according to the EPA, homeowners can save as much as 15% on their heating and cooling costs by upgrading the insulation and air sealing in their home.
Where Does My Home Need Insulation?
Depending on the area of your home, there are different types of insulation to best treat your problem. For attics, using spray foam insulation for rafters and air sealing, along with blown in cellulose insulation on the attic floor, is a smart combination. For basement insulation, where moisture is a major concern, spray foam offers both superior insulating and air sealing capabilities. You can even use spray foam for wall insulation to great effect.
Does Adding Insulation Increase Home Value?
Not only will upgrading the insulation in your home lower your monthly energy costs while increasing your home comfort, but if you ever decide to sell your home, studies have shown that you’ll benefit there as well. In 2016, Remodeling magazine found that upgrading your attic insulation, for example, will give the average homeowner a 117% return on their investment!
Upgrade Your Home Insulation with Vermont Foam
Vermont insulation upgrades will save you money, but it’s possible to save even more with Vermont’s energy rebate programs. One of the most popular is ENERGY STAR’s insulation rebate, where you can qualify for up to $4,000 back on the cost of upgrading your insulation.
For more than 10 years, Vermont Foam Insulation has been helping homeowners throughout Southern Vermont and Southwestern New Hampshire save money and improve home comfort. If you’re looking for the best insulation for attics, reach out to VFI. We’re a blown in cellulose and spray foam company you can trust to help you find the best home insulation for your Brattleboro, Keene, or Manchester house.