High heating bills, drafty rooms and ice dams could be a sign that your home needs insulation. During our home insulation inspection, one of our energy consultants will come to your home to assess your insulation needs. We will complete a thorough inspection of wall and attic insulation and make recommendations for needed improvements.
Common Signs of Inadequate Insulation
If you answered YES to either question your insulation levels may be inadequate. Re-insulating your home is one of the fastest and most cost-efficient ways to reduce energy waste and lower your energy bills.
The snow on this roof has melted except for the cold outermost edges around the eaves, creating icicles and ice dams. Notice the unheated garage roof is still full of snow. The neighbors house apparently has adequate levels of insulation as they have no sign of snow melt.
This home has major ice dams that are blocking the front entrance. Sealing attic bypasses and insulating to proper levels would stop this problem, and the heating bills for this home would be considerably reduced.
Did you know that the average family spends close to $1,300 a year on their home's utility bills? Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted through poor insulation. Checking your home's insulation system is one of the fastest and most cost-efficient ways to reduce energy waste and maximize your energy dollars. You probably should insulate if you:
When you re-insulate not only will you save money on utility bills - you will also save on the cost of original and
replacement equipment (since you will need smaller capacity systems) and maintenance. Cellulose
insulation does such a good job protecting your home from the weather that your heating and cooling
|Energy Saving Improvements||Typical Payback Years|
|Attic/Ceiling Insulation||3 - 7 Years|
|Wall Insulation||6 - 12 Years|
|Floor Insulation||2 - 5 Years|
|Window Replacement||15 - 30 Years|
|Seal Large Air Leaks||1 - 2 Years|
|Seal Small Air Leaks||1 - 2 Years|
|Seal Ducts||1 - 2 Years|
|Storm Windows||4 - 10 Years|
|Setback Thermostat||1 - 2 Years|
|Energy-saving Showerhead||1 - 3 Years|
|Insulate Water Heater||1 - 2 Years|
|Landscaping||7 - 10 Years|
|Heating Tune-up||1 - 3 Years|
|Heating System Replacement||5 - 20 Years|
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