Did you know that more than 50 percent of the average home’s total energy usage goes to heating and cooling alone? Considering the amount of energy it takes to run your HVAC system, you don’t want to waste any of that precious cooled or heated air. That’s why having a home with good insulation is so important.
One of the obvious ways poor insulation costs homeowners is by allowing cooled or heated air to easily escape through the walls of their homes, but poor insulation could be costing you in other ways too.
So, just how much is poor insulation costing you? Learn more here.
1. A Poorly Insulated Home can Jeopardize Your Health
What many people don’t know is that poorly-ventilated houses are a leading cause of health problems. Poor insulation promotes condensation, which creates a favorable environment for mold growth. Mold exposure is linked to cold and flu symptoms, allergies, respiratory infections and other skin conditions. These can affect the overall health of the house occupants, which may also lead to increased medication costs.
2. A Poorly Insulated Home Will Have Higher Energy Bills
Another characteristic of poor insulation is increased energy bills. Insulation is designed to prevent heat loss from the inside thereby increasing the indoor temperatures to make the conditions more tolerable. Improper insulation, however, causes heat to escape through walls and attic. This can result in energy losses as high as 70 percent.
3. Poor Insulation can Cause Ice Damming and Frozen Pipes
We may not have to worry about snow in Florida, but our homes can still be afflicted by frozen pipes when the temperatures drop in the winter months. Poor insulation can cause heat to escape through the roof, causing frost or ice to melt down. The thawed frost or ice then freezes as it flows to the cooler parts of the roof. This can cause roof and pipe damage.
Don’t Let Poor Insulation Hinder Your Home or Your Health
If you’re considering improving your home’s insulation efficiency, Engineered Air has you covered. Offering both residential and commercial HVAC services, we provide a variety of products and solutions designed to keep your home or business as comfortable as possible in an economical way. If poor insulation is causing your HVAC system to lose efficiency, give us a call today to learn how we can help.