The most energy-efficient homes have plentiful insulation in many areas. If you are looking to insulate certain parts of your home to decrease energy waste, there are three particular areas where your efforts will pay off the most. They are the attic, foundation, and ductwork.
Attic – Warm air travels up, so insulating your attic is a great way to prevent heat loss in the winter. An insulated attic decreases the load on your air conditioner as well. It’s also great for preventing moisture buildup all year round. The attic is the most cost-efficient place in your home to add insulation because it’s easily accessible.
Foundation – Heating and cooling costs can be decreased greatly if you insulate your home’s foundation. The most common types of foundations in New Jersey are basements, crawlspaces, and slab-on-grade floors. All of these can be insulated for a more comfortable interior.
Ductwork – Many homes have ductwork that runs through unconditioned spaces like the attic, garage, and crawlspace. An HVAC professional can get to the most hard-to-reach ducts to seal and insulate them, so they don’t pick up and circulate unconditioned air and dust around your home. Sealing your ductwork will result in improved home comfort, decreased energy bills, and more efficient heating and cooling operation.
Insulation is key for a comfortable, energy-efficient home. Consult a qualified HVAC professional for advice about what kind of insulation should be used in your home. Your choice to insulate today will result in monetary benefits as well as enhanced comfort in your home for years to come.
The process is easy to start, so contact Pipe Works Services today to speak with a knowledgeable HVAC contractor. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about insulation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas.