If your energy bills have been on the rise for seemingly no reason and your home is drafty, you may need more insulation. But where do you need it? There are a number of places to insulate in your home that can help you save money all year round.
As a significant source of heat loss, the attic is one of the best places to start. However, this isn’t the only place to install home insulation. You should also insulate:
- The lower levels, like basement and crawl space
- Exterior and interior walls
- Floors and ceilings
Where to Insulate: Attic
Your attic should be insulated, whether it’s finished or unfinished. The right amount of attic insulation helps ensure your home will be energy-efficient and comfortable all year long.
Where to Insulate: Crawl Spaces
As mentioned, the lower levels of your home are great places to insulate. Whether your crawl space is ventilated or unventilated, it should be insulated (and sealed) properly. If your home has a crawl space, a lot of air can leak in if it isn’t insulated.
Where to Insulate: Exterior & Interior Walls
Insulating your walls is one of the best ways to increase energy savings and eliminate any drafts and warm or cold spots in your home. Wall insulation also helps reduce outside noises and improve the overall efficiency of your HVAC systems.
Where to Insulate: Floors & Ceilings
Installing insulation in the floors and ceilings of your home can help reduce noises between the different levels and rooms. Blown-in cellulose and fiberglass are some of the best types of insulation for soundproofing.
Bakersfield, California Home Insulation Contractors
For any insulation need you have, make the Broken Drum Insulation of Bakersfield team your first call. We install batt and blown-in fiberglass insulation for residential retrofit jobs and look forward to helping you improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home.
Contact us today to get started!