There is a lot of talk about how important energy efficiency is in a home, but the reasons it is so important are not always clear. Read on to learn about four of the reasons that Progressive Insulation & Windows strongly recommends you have your home’s energy efficiency assed, then contact us at (800) 500-6200 if you need assistance with insulation installation or other energy efficiency steps.
- Energy Efficiency Saves You Money
- Energy Efficiency Helps the Economy
- An Energy Efficient Home is a More Comfortable Home
- Energy Efficiency is Good for the Environment
First and foremost, having an energy efficient home is a great way to save money. Your home will be better insulated, which means less heat and cooling loss. In fact, some studies have shown that when a homeowner takes all necessary steps to make their home more energy efficient, their energy bill can go down by as much as 30%.
If you have to spend money on utilities, wouldn’t you rather spend that money on domestic and local companies rather than importing natural gas and electricity from other sources? When you invest in energy efficiency options such as solar power, you are supporting local companies – which can not only make you feel great but can result in rebates or tax incentives.
There is no way around it: If you home is energy efficient then it is going to be more comfortable. When you have your home insulated and air sealed, it will keep the heat in when you have the furnace on the winter, and keep the cool air in when you have the AC running in summer months. You can say goodbye to drafts and cold spots – your entire home can finally be the same temperature.
Of course, for some people, the main reason to work to make their home more energy efficient is because they want to help the environment. It is indeed a great way to do that. Remember that more than half of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere are the result of power plants and natural gas. The less energy you use, the more you can help fight climate change.
Call Now for a Free Energy Assessment
It is common for homeowners to believe they have done a good job making their home as energy efficient as possible, only to discover that they could indeed do better. When you work with Progressive Insulation & Windows, we will come to you to provide a free energy assessment. This will involve looking for missing insulation, making sure that your crawlspaces are properly insulated, and looking for air leaks.
If you have a basement, we will consider how much it is affect your home’s energy efficiency. We will look at rim joists that have not been insulated and will consider other ways you can improve energy efficiency such as upgrading to Energy Star appliances and changing lightbulbs. Call Progressive Insulation & Windows now at (800) 500-6200 to get started.