Why Your Church Should Add Insulation

February 19, 2016

The wind of the Spirit may warm hearts and revive weary souls, but the blowing of Old Man Winter brings nothing but shivers and tends to keep Sunday morning church pews on the vacant side of the faithful life.

Statistics and numerous analyses show adding insulation to homes, offices and churches substantially reduces utility bills and stabilizes indoor temperature fluctuations. For church leaders, that means the kiddies in Sunday School or children’s church won’t be bunched together in shivering masses in one room as the senior adults sweat while listening to Paul’s exhortation to Timothy to “fan into flame the gift of God.”

While we at Capitol Machine, the premier source of all things related to insulation installation, won’t delve into biblical exegeses nor will we explore the hermeneutics of shivering or perspiring congregants, we will venture into the common-sense realm of explaining why your church should add insulation.

Here are some chilly statistics from the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association – by the numbers:

  • The answer is 1,000,000. The question: The average annual energy savings after installing insulation in 3 percent of all U.S. hotels would equal taking how many cars off the road every year?
  • The answer is 300,000. The question: The annual energy savings for insulation installation in all small commercial buildings in North America would equal supplying power to how many homes per year?
  • The answer is 1,750. The question: The savings from installing insulation in the outer walls, floors and roofs in all North American hotels would equal the energy contained in how many gasoline tanker trucks?
  • The answer is 15,000. The question: The savings from installing insulation in every large North American hotel in one year would equal the cost of heating how many Olympic-size swimming pools for 30 years?
  • The answer is 50,000. The question: The cost of putting insulation in all small commercial buildings in North America would save enough each year to provide lighting for all of the NFL football stadiums for how many games?
  • The answer is 10. The question: The savings from installing insulation in every small office in North America would light Times Square every night for how many years?


“If all U.S. homes (and churches) were filled with insulation based on the 2012 International Energy Conversation Code, residential electricity use nationwide would drop by about 5 percent and natural gas use by more than 10 percent,” said Dr. Jonathan Levy, Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University’s School of Public Health.

Add insulation to churches.

Most U.S. homes and churches (90 percent) lack adequate insulation levels, according to the NAIMA.

Our powerful Capitol Machine insulation machines make mincemeat of any insulation installation scoundrels attempting to keep your church drafty, chilly or windy. Add insulation to keep you and your flock warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

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