3 Hidden Benefits of Home Insulation
You know that proper home insulation can make the winter months more manageable. But did you know the benefits of a well-insulated home stretch far beyond your physical comfort? Insulating your home can save you time and resources. Not to mention, it can also help maintain your health by providing cleaner air, energy efficiency, and moisture control. Let’s take a look at how these hidden benefits of home insulation can improve your overall quality of life.
1. Cleaner Air
Insulation blocks the transfer of heat and keeps warm air inside your home throughout the winter. While it keeps you cozy, it also blocks potentially harmful substances that can find their way into your home. These substances include allergens such as mold, dust, pollen, and pet dander. These allergens can negatively impact human health, especially for those with respiratory issues such as asthma and people with allergies.
Modern or upgraded homes have Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems that are designed to sustain good air quality throughout your home. Coupled with effective insulation, you can rest assured that your HVAC system and working air filters will keep your home’s air in good quality.
2. Energy Efficiency
One of the main benefits of home insulation is improved energy efficiency. When a home is insulated, less air escapes from the house. Whether you need more heat retention in the winter or more cooling in the summer, insulation keeps the air inside where it belongs. By insulating your home, you can maintain comfortable temperatures easier and save money on your utility bills. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that by sealing and insulating your home, you can save an average of 15% on heating and cooling expenses.
3. Moisture Control
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat travels with air movement (accounting for over 98% of all water vapor movement in building cavities), by diffusion through materials, by heat transfer, and through the creation of moisture within the home. Unfortunately, when the air is moist, this air movement can transfer the moisture throughout your home. For instance, when you steam up the bathroom during a nice hot shower on a cold winter day, that water vapor can permeate into other areas of your home.
However, insulation paired with effective vapor barriers and good ventilation can curb the effects of moist air movement in your home. This will help you maintain healthy humidity levels and fend off mold and other forms of water damage. Our experts at Managed Services Group can help you plan the most effective insulation and moisture control system for your home. Enjoy the comfort of a warm, dry living space with upgrades that will last for years to come. Contact us today!
Since 2008, Managed Services Group has provided comprehensive moisture control and basement waterproofing services to homeowners throughout the Greater Richmond area. As a licensed and insured Class A contractor, we have the experience and knowledge to back up our passion for home improvement. Give us a call today at (804) 972-3007 (434-299-9382 for Charlottesville) for a free estimate. We’ll schedule an inspection with you, make a recommendation, and, in most cases, give you an estimate right on the spot.