I live in the northeastern area of the country, & deal with extreme weather just about all year round. In the summer, it’s not unrespected for the temperature to climb into the upper nineties with brutal humidity levels. During the Springtime, there’s an abundance of pollen, moisture & the air tends to be legitimately chilly. The Winter time is the longest season, & brings feet of snow, sub zero uneven temperatures & dangerous wind chill. No matter the season, the weather officially demands some type of heating or cooling… I devote at least half of my budget to weekly utility bills. Because of this, I’m always searching for ways to prevent energy waste & trim costs. I’ve upgraded every window in the home & carefully caulked around them. I’ve added weatherstripping to all of the doors & enrolled in a maintenance agreement for the heating & cooling system. When the Heating & Air Conditioning corporation came to the home to inspect the gas furnace, I complained about the cost of heating. The corporation proposed investing in blown-in insulation for my attic. One of the more than 2 benefits of blown-in insulation is that it can be legitimately installed into existing homes without causing a major mess or disruption. Plus, the particles conform to odd shapes, allowing them to fill into cracks, corners & crevices. The blown-in insulation not only provides an airtight seal & combats energy waste, but also creates a sound barrier. It further helps with indoor air quality. While the price of the insulation project was significant, it will definitely pay for itself over the next few years. The heated & cooled air is no longer escaping through the attic. The insulation has helped to reduce the workload of both the gas furnace & cooling system.
February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021