All homeowners have to deal with the burden of paying exorbitantly high amounts for their heating and cooling bills throughout the year. And while there are plenty of home improvement projects homeowners can take on that may improve their overall energy efficiency (installing new windows, upgrading the HVAC system, etc.), many of these projects tend to require a large up-front investment.
Fortunately, there's one option for cutting down on home energy costs that doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg: updating and adding insulation. This project can help you save up to $300 per year on your energy costs. Read on to explore a few noteworthy insulation options.
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Fiberglass insulation is one of the most common types used in homes, perhaps because it's among the most affordable yet effective options. Not to mention, because traditional fiberglass insulation typically comes in large rolls, it can easily be cut to fit any space (and can even be a DIY job for experienced homeowners).
Ideally, fiberglass insulation should be used between joists, beams, and in between fitted studs for the best results. If you've got any unfinished walls or new drywall going up in your home, this is a great option to consider.
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Another popular home insulation option these days is that of spray-on insulation. This particular type of insulation typically requires installation by a professional, as the material itself needs to be carefully sprayed on using a pressure-controlled container. Either way, spray-on insulation is ideal for areas with irregularly-shaped spaces that would otherwise be difficult to properly insulate with fiberglass insulation rolls. It's also a viable choice for adding insulation to unfinished areas of the home.
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Finally, attic-blown insulation is specifically made for use in attics and crawl spaces that are otherwise not very well protected from the outdoor elements. This type of insulation also requires a professional, as it comes in small pieces of cellulose that need to be carefully blown into the desired space.
If you've got an attic with poor insulation, you could be wasting a lot of money. Consider having blown-in insulation added to your existing attic space for a significant energy savings.
These are just a few of the most popular insulation options worth considering for homeowners who want to improve energy efficiency within their homes without spending a fortune in the process. Be sure to give some of these options a try for yourself and begin enjoying the cost savings right away. No matter which type of insulation you're interested in, Dayton Home Improvement – Mike Sikora can help.