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How Home Insulation Helps Save You Money

Did you know that you can improve energy efficiency and save money by adding insulation to your Orlando home? Investing in insulation can yield long-lasting savings while creating a more comfortable home environment.

How Proper Home Insulation Helps You Save Money

Insulation stops or slows the transfer of heat from one space to another, also known as conduction. In Florida, heat is pretty much always trying to creep into the home from the outside. With proper insulation, you can trap the heat and prevent it from moving throughout your home. The same thing is true of cold air in the winter. The better the insulation, the better that the cold or heat will stay in the intended areas of your Orlando home.

Where Should Insulation Be Installed?

Although there are many areas of your home that should be insulation, the most important place is the attic, as there is significantly more heat per square foot moving through the ceiling than any other part of your Florida home. If you’ve ever gone into the attic during the summer, you know that it is typically swelteringly hot! By adding insulation to the attic, you can isolate the heat and prevent it from creeping into your living spaces and increasing your cooling bill. Once the attic of your Orlando home has been properly insulated, you may consider adding insulation to exterior walls of the home as well. Although this is best done during the home’s initial construction, there are spray foam blow-in insulation and loose-fill insulation options that can be added to your existing home.

How Do I Choose the Right Insulation Material?

At Iron Air and Heat, we use the following types of insulation:

Fiberglass Insulation is one of the most commonly used insulation types. It is designed to fit into the standard width between attic rafters, wall studs, and floor joists.

Spray Foam Insulation is used to seal gaps and leaks inside of existing walls.

Mineral Wool Insulation is an ideal insulation material for wood-framed structures. In addition to insulating against heat, it is also moisture and fire resistant.

Cellulose Insulation is a type of blow-in insulation. Also known as loose fill insulation, cellulose insulation is most commonly used in attic floors.

Each of these insulation materials has their own effectiveness. The best choice of insulation depends on different factors, including where it’s going. Iron Air and Heat can help you make the best decision for your home.

What is the Cost Savings of Insulation?

Although there is an initial investment to insulating your home, it is more than offset by the the long-term benefits. An Orlando home that is well-insulated is more eco-friendly and energy efficient, which means decreased cooling and heating costs throughout the year. It is estimated that adding insulation to the attic of your home can reduce heating and cooling bills by as much as 30%. Additionally, if you are looking into new construction, energy-efficient homes may be eligible for tax credits, and some utility companies also offer incentives and rebates for adding insulation.

How do I Get Started?

If you are ready to start the process of insulating your home, you have come to the right place! Iron Air and Heat is renowned across Central Florida for your expertise, workmanship, and service. Contact us today to learn more!

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