You certainly already know that insulation is vital to your home’s comfort, yet you may not be aware of the intricacies of having it installed. Not only must you plan for the cost and type of insulation to be used, but also you must take into consideration the time of year when it should be installed. Although a professional service will be able to insulate most spaces at any point in the year in most parts of the country, you may wish to take the following ideal times into consideration.
The first thing to consider is that this answer varies depending on where you live. If you are in a warm climate, you will want to increase insulation before the hotter months. However, if you live in a cold climate, the best time by far to insulate a new or existing home is before the brisk weather hits. Summer is a great option. Not only will the home be comfortable by the time temperatures dip to freezing or the snow falls, but also customers can get the installation scheduled at their convenience before other homeowners start clamoring for appointments closer to winter.
Of course, the easiest time to insulate is any time when there is work being done on the home. For example, if you are remodeling a room, adding on to the home or changing wiring or plumbing, you should determine if your home needs more insulation. A professional can quickly determine this by inspecting the amount of insulation already installed and calculating what thickness is needed based on the zone where you live in the United States.
If there is no upcoming work being done on the home, you will want to consider which season is best for installation. Although, if you are in a cold climate some people wait until winter, hoping that prices will become lower, the cost of insulation actually remains fairly constant throughout the year. The best option is to choose an installation time that will increase energy cost savings.
Consider Energy Savings
Having insulation installed during any season of the year will ensure that energy is not lost and that the environment is protected. Thousands of homeowners waste hundreds of dollars each year heating homes that leak heat from the roof, windows, doors and even walls. Having a proper R-value of insulation installed is an investment that will save natural gas consumption in the winter and will also decrease electrical costs for air conditioning the next summer, ensuring that the home’s temperature stays consistent.
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