There are few things better than sitting warm and cozy at home while watching the cold, frigid air blow around outside. However, there is also few things worse than having to endure a cold draft of that frigid air coming in and chilling the home. This can be the very struggle that many homeowners endure this winter. It’s been known that residents see a hike in their utility bills during these cold months since they have to crank their heaters all day, but when your home doesn’t even warm up properly, it feels like a futile task. With remote work quickly becoming the norm, staying inside and properly controlling your house’s temperature has never been more important. That’s why, at Lewis Insulation, we take our job seriously. We are the insulation contractors Plymouth area residents trust to help make their homes and business not only more comfortable but more efficient as well. That’s why we would like to discuss the most important things to keep in mind this winter.
Is your furnace constantly running causing a rise in your energy bills? Do you notice huge increases? This may be one of the first tangible signs your home’s insulation could use some help or reevaluation. The reason your home never feels like it’s getting to the right temperature despite consistently using your heater is that that warm air is escaping. So, the most important thing to do is fight the escape of heat from your home.
It’s important that all areas of your home are properly insulated. Heat and cool air can escape almost anywhere if there isn’t proper insulation to stop it. Over the winter, take note of any drafts in your home. Drafts in certain areas of a home are caused by cool air entering around window frames and doorways. Adding the right type of insulation in these key areas will not only make your home feel less drafty, it will also save you on energy bills.
Does each room in the home seem to be a different temperature? If different rooms have different temperatures that’s a clear sign your house is under-insulated. Contact your local, trusted insulation contractors and we can help determine if inadequate insulation is plaguing your home.
Another warning sign in winter is ice dams. Ice dams occur when heat rises from a poorly-insulated home and attic and melts the bottom layer of snow off on the roof. The melted water then trickles down towards the gutters and freezes once it hits the cooler air. The result is large chunks of ice and ice dams. The attic is the most susceptible room in the house to heat leakage and one main warning sign is ice dams.
Much of a home’s energy efficiency during the winter is dependent on how well your attic is insulated and sealed. When either of those components is lackluster, that’s when your home gets colder and your winters more miserable.
Does your home feel cold? Contact our insulation contractors serving Plymouth and the surrounding areas and we can help. Call us at Lewis Insulation at 763-477-2612, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.