With long warm summers and freezing snowy winters in Ottawa, you'll want to make sure your home is properly insulated year-round. Without it, you could be letting your hard-earned money blow right out your doors, windows, and roof. Insulation traps heat in the air, so it keeps warm air from coming into your home in summer, and warm air from leaving your home in winter. Let's look at some of the best insulation Ottawa has to offer and how much it can save you.
DOLLARS AND SENSE
Let's first talk about why insulation is so important. When we think of insulation, most people think of attics, crawl spaces, and basements. This is because those places are the first line of defense from the outside air. Think of insulation—whether it is blown-in, spray foam, or glass wool—as the most cost-efficient and practical way to make your home more energy-efficient. No one likes getting a high electric bill. Insulation is taking preventative measures so your HVAC system doesn't have to work so hard and costs you so much to run. Here are some of the red flags they will look for.
HELPING YOUR HOME VALUE
Whenever you make your home more energy-efficient, you are also increasing its value. When it comes time to sell and you want to keep your home's value high, having your home properly insulated is something any prospective buyer and home inspector will look for. Add this benefit to less wear and tear on your heating and cooling system and extending the lifespan of your roof and you have several more reasons to want to insulate correctly. A big issue to look out for, insects and rodents can eat your insulation and make a mess which is why you would want the removal. If this is the case in your home, you'll want the best insulation removal Ottawa has to offer before you add insulation to those attic and crawl spaces.
INVESTMENT VS. COST
Now you may be asking how much it costs to install insulation versus how much it will save you. Insulating your home can cost anywhere from a couple of hundred to a couple of thousand dollars, depending on the size of your space and the type of insulation used. You can enter your square footage and details about the climate you live in using this insulation savings calculator.
Energy Star estimates you can save 15% on heating and cooling costs and a 2016 U.S. study suggests you can get an average of 117% return on your investment by insulating! Factor in the harsher winters in Ottawa and you'll be sure to recoup your money even quicker.
BEST INSULATION OTTAWA HAS TO OFFER
Now you know insulating your home correctly can save you money on your energy bills and keep the value of your home high. It could also save you expensive repairs on your heating and cooling systems and roof. For the best insulation Ottawa has to offer from a company with more than 50 years of experience, contact us for a free quote.