How Much Heat Are Your Windows Losing?
Windows are a source of 25% of a home’s heat loss. A poorly insulated window will allow warm air to escape through any gaps along the window frame. This starts a chain reaction of heat loss in a room. Warm air will continually be pulled towards the leaking windows and the result is a chilly room. Oftentimes homeowners make the mistake of replacing windows instead of insulating them. This is a costly choice. Your windows can become energy efficient by simply investing in proper insulation and weatherization.
How Much Warm Air Does Insulation Keep In?
Poor insulation allows warm air to leak out through the attic and roof. These two areas are notorious for heat loss. Roughly 25% of a home’s heat seeps out through the attic and roof. When considering what areas of your home to insulate, don’t forget about the walls. A home can lose 35% of its heat through the walls. This is why it’s important to properly insulate your home. Remember, any gap in insulation will allow heat to escape.
Blown-in insulation is dense and fills every gap. These characteristics allow it to trap and retain heat effectively. The process of installing the insulation is minimally invasive and worth the investment. Fall is the perfect time to consider the benefits of insulating your home. For more information about blown-in insulation contact Insulation Works online or call us at 210-674-3579 today.