HOME INSULATION IN CONNECTICUT
Did you know that 90% of homes in the U.S. are under insulated?
Why is this? Home builders install the minimum amount of insulation required by code. Why would they install more? The more they install, the more money each house costs to build. At Spaces we can inspect your current insulation and help you determine the best type of insulation to improve your homes comfort level and reduce your heating and cooling bills.
HOW TO KNOW IF YOU NEED MORE INSULATION
Did you know that on average 42% of a homeowner’s utility bill is spent on heating and cooling costs? What’s worse, that number goes up drastically when a home is poorly insulated. If you do not have proper insulation your HVAC / heating and cooling system could be working overtime to maintain the temperature in your home. So how do you know if you need to upgrade your home’s insulation?
A sure fire sign of good insulation is having even temperatures throughout your entire home. Do you find different rooms or areas of a room have hot and cold spots? If so that’s a clear sign your house is under-insulated.
HIGH HEATING AND COOLING ENERGY BILLS
Have you noticed your oil, gas, or electric bill increasing over the past few years? After a few years, blown-in insulation in attics and walls from a home’s initial construction tends to settle, making it less effective. This type of settling and shifting also can leave areas of your home uninsulated, leading to heat escaping through your roof and walls.
COLD WALLS, FLOORS, OR CEILINGS
Do you walk around your home barefoot and noticed cold spots on your floors? With proper insulation, the interior ceilings, walls, and floors in your home should feel warm and dry. If your walls or floors feel damp or cold, there is not enough insulation. Alternatively, the exterior walls should feel cold to the touch, this means your insulation is keeping warm air inside your home.
Are some rooms in your home freezing cold, while others feel like the heat is on to high? Does it seem like matter how many times you adjust the heat or air conditioner you can’t get the temperature of your home right? Are these rooms above the garage or below the attic? Usually, the problem is poor insulation.
CHILLY SPOTS OR DRAFTS IN YOUR HOME
During the winter do you have drafts in certain areas of a home? This is caused by cool air entering around window frames and doorways and can be solved by adding extra insulation to these areas. Adding insulation will not only make your home feel less drafty, but it will also save you on energy bills.
MICE, BUGS OR BATS IN YOUR HOME
There is nothing worse than finding bats, insects, or rodents in your home! These unwanted creatures enter through tiny crevices and holes around doorways and windows. These same openings are how cold air enters and warm air escapes. By properly insulating you can protect your home from unwanted critters and also save on energy bills such as heating and air conditioning.
WATER LEAKS IN YOUR ATTIC
Improper insulation not old causes drafts and lets heat escape from your home, it can also to let water in. If you’re experiencing a leaky attic, your insulation may be to blame.
ICE DAMS ON YOUR ROOF
Along with cold Connecticut winters come ice, snow, and eventually ice dams. Ice dams are the festive-looking icicles hanging from your roof and also a sign of poor insulation. Ice dams occur when heat rises from improper insulation and melts the bottom layer of snow off of your roof. The melted water then trickles down towards your gutters and freezes once it hits the cold air. The result is large icicles hanging from your roof and gutters. Ice dams can harm your roof, gutter and can be dangerous for those walking underneath.
Have you ever had the pipes in your walls freeze or burst? Poorly insulated exterior walls can cause frozen pipes, which can burst. This can cause thousands of dollars worth of water damage. Frozen pipes are a huge indicator that you have an insulation problem. Increasing your insulation will protect your home from this type of damage.
TYPES OF INSULATION
STANDARD FIBERGLASS OR BATT INSULATION
Fiberglass is the insulation material used in most Connecticut homes. It consists of extremely fine glass fibers and is commonly installed in attics and walls in batt and roll form. Fiberglass slows the spread of heat, cold, and even sound in your home. It works by trapping pockets of air, this helps keep rooms warm in the winter and cooler in the summer.
PIPE WRAP INSULATION
Pipe wrap insulation is used to insulate exposed water pipes. In colder months, water pipes exposed to exterior walls or in unheated spaces can freeze, burst, and flood your home. In addition to avoiding a costly water remediation issue, insulating pipes can also help hot water pipes from losing heat and save you money on energy bills. While insulating cold water pipes can prevent condensation and reduce humidity levels in your home during the summer.
RIGID FOAM BOARD INSULATION
Our insulation installation contractors can assess your home’s current insulation and determine which type of insulation will increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Why Choose Spaces?
At Spaces, our experienced insulation installation contractors can inspect your home’s insulation and temperature to determine the best insulation for your home. During the insulation upgrading process communication is of the utmost importance to us, this allows us to remain proactive, on-time and on budget. We are proud of our superior customer service experience and we do not consider our job done until you are completely satisfied.
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