Benefits of Installing Insulation in Florida
We expect high heat in Florida, so homeowners rely on air conditioners to keep those extreme temperatures outside. However, most homes in the United States do not have proper insulation levels. Without the right insulation, your air conditioner will likely have to work harder to cool your home. Worse, it probably won’t maintain your desired comfort level either.
On the other hand, high-quality and durable blown-in attic insulation can provide you with several major benefits, such as:
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Keeps Your Home Comfortable
Insulation's capacity to reduce the heat moving in and out of a home is measured by its R-value. Higher R-values indicate greater thermal resistance. This means your insulation has more effective resistance to heat flow and can keep your home cooler in the summer (or warmer in winter).
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 9 out of 10 homes in the United States are under-insulated. So, simply adding more insulation to a pre-existing layer will increase its R-value. When the insulation in your attic matches the recommended R-value for your home and climate, you can ensure that your home will stay cold (or warm) no matter the outdoor temperature.
Better insulation also reduces the number of hot-and-cold spots in your home, blocks out outdoor noise, and improves humidity control. Too much humidity in a home can cause mold and mildew problems, insect infestations, and other health problems.
The Department of Energy recommends an R-value of 19 to 38 for homes with 3 to 4 inches of existing attic insulation. However, they recommend an R-value of 30 to 49 for uninsulated attics. Current best practices for home builders recommend that attic insulation in Florida must offer a minimum of R-30 value.
How do you know what R-value your current insulation provides? Florida homes older than 20-30 years typically have insulation with an R-value of less than 30, which is too low for modern standards. You can contact an insulation contractor to verify its R-value.
Saves You Money By Reducing Energy Bills
Insulation with a high R-value decreases the heat entering your home during summer and exiting your home during winter. Therefore, it stands to reason that air conditioners in well-insulated homes won’t need to work as hard because there’s less warmth in the air for the system to cool.
When air conditioners consume less energy, your utility bills go down. The Department of Energy has found that adding insulation can lower your total energy costs by 10%.
Beyond saving you money on operational costs, insulation improves your AC system’s efficiency. It extends the air conditioner's lifespan, so you don’t have to worry about replacing the system until absolutely necessary.
Tip: Many utility companies provide rebates for insulation installation.
Improves Your Indoor Air Quality
If your home is poorly insulated, it won’t be airtight. In fact, you could compare an under-insulated home to leaving a window open year-round! When outdoor air flows into your home, it also brings pollen, dust, and other airborne particles with it. And we all know how harmful pollen and dust can be for those with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions.
The good news is that improved insulation levels can help lessen the leakage and amount of pollen and dust circulating throughout your home. Help reduce the strain on your air conditioner and your health with better insulation.
Learn more easy ways to improve your indoor air quality in “5 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Florida Home.”
Increases Your Home Value
Are you preparing to sell your home in the next five years? If so, you can benefit greatly from installing insulation. Freddie Mac researchers found that homes with high energy-efficiency ratings sold for 2.7% more on average. Installing insulation counts as a home improvement project to decrease energy consumption.
63% of the National Association of Realtors members reported that promoting energy-efficiency features in home listings was very or somewhat valuable. Meanwhile, 51% of the members’ clients were interested in promoting the sustainability of their homes or buying sustainable homes.
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