How to Prevent Heat Leaks With Proper Insulation

December 16, 2014

As temperatures drop across the country this time of year, home heating bills begin to rise as people seek to keep their homes and family warm.

One of the ways to help prevent a big increase in heating bills is to make sure your home is properly insulated. Insulation can help keep the heat inside your home, preventing heat and your money from escaping outside.

As a manufacturer of the best insulation blowing and vacuum machines, we at Capitol Machine are well versed in the importance of insulation for today’s homes. That’s why today’s blog article is all about preventing heat leaks by using the proper insulation.

How Leaks Occur

Heat Leaks Can Add Up

Many homes older than 10 years simply don’t have the proper amount of insulation. According to Energy.gov, most homes in the United States don’t have enough insulation and have significant air leaks. In fact, if you added up all the leaks, gaps and holes in a typical home, it would be like having a window open every day of the year. Can you imagine? Such leaks and gaps are costing you money every time heat escapes. Often, the homes never were insulated properly or the insulation has settled over time or deteriorated for various reasons.

Time for Insulation

Loose-fill insulation that is blown into homes is one of the most effective ways to insulate today’s homes and prevent leaks. The good news for homeowners is that their current type of insulation may not have to be removed. You can add loose-fill on top of fiberglass batts or blankets, according to Energy.gov. To add loose-fill insulation, you’ll need to hire a professional who will use a blowing machine to disperse it. Make sure your attic is properly sealed before you do this. If the existing insulation has been damaged by water, it can lead to mold so you will want to replace it. Our vacuuming machines are the right choice for this job.

If you’re a contractor, you can see the importance of having the proper equipment for adding or removing insulation from a home. This equipment can really make a difference in the time you spend on each insulation project. And as all contractors will tell you, saved time equals saved dollars.

What do you think about today’s blog article? If you’re in the market for an insulation blowing or vacuuming machine, please contact us.