In the quest to upgrade their home’s efficiency and increase home comfort, many Atlanta area homeowners spend time researching which types of home performance upgrades are most valuable. This is especially true during the summer, when Georgia’s temperatures can soar and high cooling costs can force homeowners into action. Naturally, most people look towards what they think must be the most obvious sources of energy loss: windows and doors.
But what if we were to tell you that outfitting your home with high-performance spray foam insulation provides much more value when it comes to your home performance than replacing your current windows and doors? It’s surprising, but true!
How Insulation Increases Overall Home Comfort
Many people associate the word “insulation” with the cooler months of the year. After all, insulation is the material that prevents heat from escaping, keeping Atlanta homes comfortable as temperatures decline in the winter. However, the fact is that the same concept applies during the summer months, except instead of keeping heat inside, insulation works to keep your cool, conditioned air from leaving the home.
When insulation is combined with professional air sealing to address any tiny cracks and gaps found throughout the home, insulation can be highly effective at reducing summer cooling costs.
Why Not Just Replace Your Windows & Doors?
Let’s face it: today’s energy efficient windows and doors are far more well-constructed than those of the past. They also tend to be very expensive and inconvenient to replace, and upgrading isn’t always necessary for many homes. If you’re experiencing drafts, for example, light weather stripping can seal the cracks and gaps allowing air exchange to occur. These smaller upgrades are significantly less expensive and more effective than outright replacing your windows and doors, as Arbor Insulation Owner Scott Osborne walks you through in this video on window replacement:
In comparison to your home’s attic and walls, your windows and doors take up only a small amount of surface area. Starting your home performance project with attic and wall insulation can help keep indoor temperatures stable and comfortable. Improving your home’s insulation saves you on your electric bill for years to come, and shows that a small investment can go a long way!
Save Money This Summer with the Atlanta Area Insulation Experts: Arbor Insulation Solutions!
At Arbor Insulation Solutions, we know from experience just how much of an impact spray foam insulation (which both insulates and air seals) can have on increasing home comfort and energy savings. Our friendly, professional staff can determine exactly which areas in your home can benefit from beefed up insulation with our free home diagnostic test and estimate. We’ll work with you to develop a plan that fits your budget and needs, so that once the work has been performed, you can enjoy a cool, comfortable home environment no matter how hot it gets outside.