You might not realize it, but your home may require additional insulation. Insulation can deteriorate over time because of water damage, mold, or pests and need replacement. If you live in an older home, it might have been constructed with inferior insulation that needs bolstering. Even with a newer home, you may have places in the attic and in odd-shaped corners where extra heat is escaping and entering.
For insulation services in Hanford, CA, contact Shaw’s Air Conditioning. We can determine where your home needs insulation added, find the right type, and install it.
How new insulation can benefit you
- Better heating in winter: Protection from the cold is what most people think of when they hear “insulation.” It’s one of the most important functions of insulation inside the walls and attic of a house: preventing the movement of heat trapped indoors from escaping outdoors. Having an effective heat barrier keeps your house warmer and lets you ease up on using your heating system, which means a reduction in energy bills.
- Better cooling in summer: Insulation helps to guard your home from summer heat as well. The heat barrier of insulation works both ways: it prevents external heat from moving into your home and elevating the temperature. You can lower the amount you use your air conditioning and cut down on your electrical bills each month with the proper amount of insulation. If your house in general feels uncomfortable in summer and winter, no matter how much your have your HVAC system on, it generally means you need to have the insulation improved.
- Sound-proofing: Here’s a benefit of insulation that people often overlook. Insulation prohibits the movement of sound waves as well as heat waves. For homes with children, large families, or neighboring homes built close by, better insulation means a quiet interior.
- Increased resale value: If you are considering selling your home during the next 5 years, it will have higher value (and probably sell faster) if it is a money-saving building with improved comfort levels because of thorough insulation.
Have professionals work on your new insulation
Putting in additional insulation isn’t a simple task you can do by purchasing a roll of fiber glass bats and laying it out in the attic. You need expertise from professionals who will locate where your house will benefit from extra heat barriers. At Shaw’s Air Conditioning, our insulation installers use loose fill insulation and blown-in insulation to fill in the spots where you are losing and gaining heat. A large amount of heat gain and loss comes through the attic, but we have attic specialists who can take care of insulating this important area. Call us today to learn more about our insulation services in Hanford, CA.