Summer Blankets – Home Insulation

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Summer Blankets – Home Insulation

16 June 2013
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Insulation isn’t just a winter blanket for your Crown PointCedar Lake, or St. John home.  Did you know the energy savings benefit of insulation during summer months can be as much as the savings during colder winter months?  Of course your savings is dependent on the local climate, and the size and age of your home, among other things.  Homes in the south don’t deal as much with the cold as those in the north do, but have you ever spent a blistering summer in Houston or Baton Rouge?  Insulation not only keeps the heat in during the winter, it keeps the heat out during the summer.  The bottom line is, anytime your heater or air conditioning is running is prime time when proper home insulation will help you save energy.  Here’s a great article on insulation basics, as well as a short video.

Saving energy means saving money, and who isn’t interested in keeping more of what you make and spending less?  Here’s the caveat.  You all have heard the expression, “You have to spend money to make money.”  Well, with insulation you have to spend money to save money.  It just doesn’t take as long as you might think to recoup the cost  you paid up front to add insulation to your home.  Let’s not forget your heating and air conditioning units will not have to work as hard with proper insulation, which means your units will last longer, and that’s less out of pocket in maintenance and replacement costs.  Even when the insulation has paid for itself in reduced energy bills you will continue to save every month you’re in the home, and that is as comfortable as a nice cozy summer blanket.

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