Situated in the picturesque California Delta, life in Oakley is relatively breezy. In fact, it’s quite easy to not think twice about our home’s insulation until those few really hot days of summer, and even those aren’t so bad. In such a charming and caring community, we often forget to extend that care onto our houses. Did you know that new home insulation can lower your energy bill by as much as 46%?
When was the last time you considered your insulation?
Why Should I Care About Home Insulation?
Although the housing supply in Oakley is abundant, many of those homes aren’t properly insulated. New homes may have never been well insulated to begin with; developers just want to sell the house and aren’t concerned with the future energy usage. Even the few older Oakley homes that were perhaps well-insulated once, probably aren’t anymore. Time can do a lot of damage to a home. Things like water leaks, either through the roof or windows, can greatly reduce the efficacy of insulation.
New insulation can save you so much money, now and in the long run. In fact, you could get the energy savings of whole-house solar power for 1/3 of the cost, just by updating your insulation. Not to mention, you’ll make your money back in as little as three years. It’s faster and significantly cheaper than converting to solar power, and it can be done in just a few days by licensed, professional installers.
Types of Insulation
The most common—and money-saving—place for insulation is the attic. Heat rises, making the attic extremely critical in keeping your home comfortable. You can expect to see 20-25% energy savings just by updating the attic.
The walls are another important area to insulate. Although updating the wall insulation can potentially cause the most external damage, it’s well worth it over time. Expect 18-20% savings after insulating your walls, not to mention the added comfort to your home. Wind seeps in through poorly insulated walls, causing a drafty house. If the wind can get in, then sounds can get in as well. If outside sounds constantly find their way in, and then echo back and forth on the walls, then it’s definitely time to consider updating the insulation. Use it as an excuse to finally update the paint, as well.
The floor is a final area to consider. Although the savings won’t reach as high as with the walls or the attic, it’s still significant at 5-10%. Floor insulation protects your flooring from moisture in the ground and keeps those footsteps soft and quiet. It also solves one other problem: bare feet on cold floors.
Why Choose All Seasons Insulation?
All Seasons Insulation has been serving the Oakley community and the rest of Contra Costa County for over 20 years. They have a team of dedicated professional insulation installers, ready to go.
All Seasons offers a free home inspection to help you decide what your home needs and how those needs can fit into your budget. Or, if you’d rather do a little more research yourself, check out their free 18-point home energy and insulation evaluation.
Your house can only take care of you if you take care of it. Even in “the heart of the Delta,” it’s important to keep your home insulation up to date. No more wasting time (and money!) and contact All Seasons Insulation today!