We know that wearing a hat in the winter will prevent our body heat from escaping out of our noggin. The same is true for your home. If you’ve noticed an increase in your heating bills this winter, or you’re constantly feeling a draft, it might be time to check the insulation of your home, most importantly, the insulation in your roof.
It’s no secret that heat rises, so it shouldn’t surprise you that a poorly insulated attic, loft or roof can be responsible for up to a quarter of the heat lost in your home. If your home is poorly insulated, your heating system will have a hard time heating your home as heat is constantly escaping, so your heaters are constantly having to work to keep the room temperature at a comfortable level.
Maximizing energy efficiency in your Colorado home
Of course, even though your roof is the quickest escape route, since heat is already rising up there are many other points of exit that could further affect your energy bills. For maximum energy efficiently, make sure your home is properly insulated from the bottom to the top.
If your curtains are constantly moving, if your toes are constantly freezing, if you feel a draft or if you’re writing a bigger and bigger check each month to your energy company, it’s time to bring in a professional to take a look at your insulation. Common culprits of energy loss in a home are:
- poorly insulated attic, loft and roof
- old and work windows and doors
- poorly insulated exterior walls
- poorly insulated walls and floors between your basement or garage and your home
- poorly insulated and vented crawl spaces
- poorly insulated foundation walls
Insulating your home will help you feel more comfortable in your home as you’re not constantly battling a cold winter draft. Spending money now to properly insulating your home will pay for itself in the long run. It’s not often improving your home comes with that kind of return of investment. So, what are you waiting for?