Winter means increased energy bills as the cold sets in and the thermostat gets turned up.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 49% of a home's energy bill gets spent on heating and cooling.
One of the main reasons your energy bills might spike during the winter months (and summer, too, when the A/C is on) is that your home isn't adequately insulated. A well-insulated home is a surefire way to help keep your power bill under control, and an energy-efficient home is better for the environment, too.
Where to Install Insulation in Your home
According to ThisOldHouse.com, conducting an energy audit of your home will give you the best idea of where to focus your insulation upgrades. Though for most homes—again, especially those built before 1960—it's safe to say that the attic is the place to start. And T.A.P. Insulation has that covered with an efficient, effective solution!
Is Upgrading Your Insulation Worth It?
For most homeowners, upgrading an under-insulated home is well worth the expense. It's an improvement that will pay off in reduced energy bills and improved home value—plus, there's the added benefit of reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Hoffman's Exterminating provides solutions for your home, is an authorized installer of T.A.P. Insulation, and takes care of many of the most common pest infiltration points in your attic space!