By: Amanda Emery on November 28th, 2022
There are a lot of benefits of insulating your home, especially if your current insulation has led to comfort and energy efficiency issues.
Your home’s insulation can affect a lot of things, some you might not have realized.
From saving money on energy bills to creating a healthier home, RetroFoam dealers across the country have helped homeowners achieve their goals.
Let’s dive right into the four benefits you could see by updating your home’s insulation.
Benefits of Insulation
If your home has little to no insulation, adding a material that creates an air seal, like foam insulation, can make a huge difference on many different scales.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of insulation.
A More Comfortable Home
Whether you’re dealing with the brisk cold of the eastern U.S. during the winter or the record-breaking heat of the southwest, updating your home’s insulation can ensure you’re comfortable no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
No matter where you live, if you’re lacking in insulation, then you’re likely dealing with an uncomfortable home. The outside air your insulation is meant to keep out is leaking inside while the air you pay to treat is making its way out.
Creating an air seal with foam insulation is going to keep the outside temperatures and elements out where they belong, and keep your treated air inside to ensure comfort year-round.
Savings on Energy Bills
If your air conditioner or furnace is constantly running, you’re paying for it dearly in monthly energy bills.
Your appliances are working overtime to maintain a constant, comfortable temperature in your home, which is hitting you right in the wallet. Uncomfortable rooms are already a pain, but paying higher than normal heating and cooling costs is adding insult to injury.
If you block the air movement into and out of your home with foam insulation, you could save anywhere between 15 and 50 percent depending on your home’s age, construction, and lifestyle.
Establish the Home's Building Envelope
When you seal up an envelope, you know the contents inside will be protected from outside elements.
Establishing and sealing your home’s building envelope is somewhat similar.
Adding spray foam to your attic, crawl space, basement, and rim joist is part of the process. Adding injection foam insulation, like RetroFoam, to the existing walls is the next step in establishing the building envelope and sealing it.
Sealing the building envelope of your home is going to keep the outside elements out while maintaining a constant temperature inside. Comfort is a big deal, but establishing and sealing the building envelope can also save you money and create a healthier home.
Improved Air Quality
Blocking outdoor allergens and pollutants probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind when you think of updating your insulation.
Surprisingly enough, the same air seal you create with foam insulation will help keep out those allergens that can trigger sinus issues and asthma.
If there is traditional insulation, like fiberglass or cellulose, the outdoor pollutants and allergens will be retained by those materials. This means any air that moves through those insulation materials is now also carrying the allergens that were held inside.
Because foam insulation creates an air barrier, the pollutants and allergens can’t make it inside the home.
Taking Advantage of the Benefits of Home Insulation
If you’re done with paying high heating and cooling costs, dealing with an uncomfortable house, or your allergies flaring up inside, the benefits of home insulation updates can help you out.
These aren’t the only signs you likely need an insulation update. Condensation on walls and even the formation of mold are other signs it’s time for a change.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of insulating your home with foam insulation, like RetroFoam, check out the Learning Center on our website.
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About Amanda Emery
Amanda previously has worked as a breaking news and crime reporter, TV news producer, and editor. As a journalist, she has won several awards from The Society of Professional Journalists - Detroit Chapter and the Michigan Press Association. Amanda uses her experience as a journalist to write content that will help educate homeowners on foam insulation benefits. When Amanda isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband Chris, daughter Lilith-Maeve, and rescued huskies Danger and Wendigo. She also loves knitting, making art, and cooking.