Maybe you’re thinking of selling your Austin home or simply want to make improvements that increase its value. Regardless, there are lots of things you can do to make your home more visually appealing such as renovating the kitchen or bathrooms, but what about those things you don’t see, those that increase energy efficiency? As Austin spray foam insulation experts, we know energy efficiency directly impacts not only your home’s value, but how comfortable you are and how much you pay for utility costs. Here are a few suggestions to help you enjoy increased comfort and a larger ROI should you decide to sell.
Make sure your windows are energy efficient. If you have older windows it’s likely costing you.
Seal up any air leaks in your home. Whether around exterior doors, windows, or areas where pipes or plumbing come into your home, make sure to block air leaks using a suitable material for the issue whether caulk or weather stripping. Even the tiniest gap can make a huge difference.
Make sure your attic and walls are well insulated. The old insulation used decades ago doesn’t even come close to those types typically used today. Spray foam insulation is ideal, as insulation can be sprayed in the tiniest cracks, gaps and corners. There are a variety of types available, and make sure the insulation your choose has a good R-value.
Upgrade your HVAC system. If yours is 15 or 20 years old, you may want to consider a new heating and cooling system. Today’s models are far more efficient and capable of controlling humidity while improving indoor air quality. Older systems are often worn out and have to work harder to cool/heat your home, which compromises efficiency.
There are countless ways to make your home more energy efficient, however these are the most important. At HabiShield our Austin insulation professionals offer a wide array of insulation options for residential and commercial clients. Learn more about spray foam insulation and its benefits today by giving us a call.