Extreme weather can occur during any season of the year, whether it’s summer, fall, winter, or spring. Anyone who lives in the Austin area knows that while summer can bring about brutally hot and humid days, winter can be just as relentless, sometimes dumping sleet and snow on those frigid days you just want to be inside. Our insulation professionals want you to understand that either way, proper insulation is key to not only your comfort, but how much your spend on utility costs each month.
Your home is where you spend time relaxing and building memories with family and friends. It’s where your heart is. Don’t you deserve to enjoy a comfortable, relaxing sanctuary that protects you and makes you feel good regardless of the weather outdoors?
Summer is barely in the rear view mirror, but if your home isn’t properly insulated you likely remember those hot, humid days indoors. Regardless of how low you set the temperature on the A/C, it still seemed as though you couldn’t control the sweat or areas in your home that seemed warmer than others. In winter months it can be the same problem, only reversed; you’re not as warm as you’d like to be and there are “cold spots” in your home. Uneven temperatures are one sign your insulation may not be up to snuff!
Re-insulating is something homeowners across the country do every year. Why? Today’s insulation standards are much different from those in the 70’s and 80’s, and sometimes old insulation is compromised in a way that impacts not only your comfort, but possibly your health. Moisture can result in the growth of mold, or insulation may “settle” which means there are areas that aren’t protected. This is especially true of fiberglass or cellulose insulation in walls.
The good news is that spray foam insulation has been proven to be about 35% more effective than the insulation you grew up with! If your home was constructed longer than 30 or 35 years ago, it’s definitely worth finding out if your insulation is up to code. No homeowner in Central Texas wants to face an uncomfortably cold home in winter, or the high energy bills that can go along with it.
Think of spray foam insulation as a barrier that not only blocks extreme temperatures in summer or winter, but enhances your comfort and the quality of the air inside your home while keeping heating and cooling costs down. You and your family enjoy a comfortable home, and your heating and cooling system doesn’t work as hard so costs are lowered in a couple of ways. Your HVAC system doesn’t run as often, and the workload is reduced which will extend the life of your equipment! It’s just a win-win, no matter how you look at it.
If you suspect your insulation isn’t up to par or you’re ready to take control of your comfort and the money you spend on heating/cooling your home, give the Austin spray foam insulation experts at HabiShield a call today. Don’t let cold winter temperatures steal your holiday joy!