Winter is almost here. And winters in Coeur d’Alene can be cold, accompanied by snow and ice. Under insulation of your home could make you vulnerable to uncomfortable drafts and cold floors, not to mention ice dams and potentially exorbitant utility bills.
These issues may not be fun to deal with, however, Evergreen Insulation has been advising homeowners in CDA how to avoid these issues for over 50 years, helping them to keep their homes energy-efficient and maintaining a comfortable temperature through the harsh winters all year long.
This article will outline 10 reasons why you should be sure to make sure that you’re home is properly insulated before the cold weather hits.
Keep the Furnace Off
When the day comes that you finally have to turn your furnace on after the summer season, you know that fall has arrived and winter is fast on its heels.
If your home is properly insulated with spray foam, you can delay this dreaded beginning to the cold months ahead by keeping your home warmer for longer. You can stop the movement of air in and out of your house by sealing the building’s envelope. If you take the proper steps and preparations your furnace won’t have to turn on until well into the winter months, and also will not need to be operating constantly in order to maintain a consistent temperature.
Stay Off the Wait List
When the cold weather comes, insulation contractor schedules can fill up quickly. If you wait too long to schedule an estimate, you could find yourself on a long waitlist to finally get your insulation job done.
By planning ahead and getting your insulation installed well before the busy season, you can beat the rush and make sure that your house is warm in the winter, and that you aren’t missing out on any energy savings.
Enjoy the Holidays
The holidays can be a fun time to entertain family and friends in you’re home, however, it’s no fun having everyone over while you’re in the middle of home improvement projects.
By making sure that all of your insulation projects are finished before the holidays, you can make sure that you are free to focus on your family celebrations, and ensure that all of your guests are comfortable and cozy.
Beat the Snow
It can be much more difficult to insulate your home when the ground outside is covered in snow. This can be especially true if you are attempting to insulate your exterior walls. Make sure that you have all of your insulation projects completed before the first snow so that you can avoid the hassle of home Improvement in the crummy weather.
If you find yourself in need of a little bit of extra storage area, and you have an unvented attic, putting some insulation up in there could give you some extra space to keep your belongings before the cold comes.
Spray foam insulation will give you a conditioned attic by creating a complete air seal, ensuring that any items you have in storage will not be affected by temperature fluctuations.
Stop Drafts Before They Begin
If you happen to be sitting in the living room and suddenly it feels like somewhere where there is a window open, you have a problem with drafts.
You can stop these uncomfortable drafts in their tracks with effective insulation of your exterior walls. A complete air seal can be achieved with spray foam insulation or impede the flow of air in and out of your walls, eliminating those chilly drats.
Protect Your Pipes
If you have any air leakage occurring in your crawl space or basement, then you are vulnerable to issues related to freezing pipes. This can be very expensive, so it is highly recommended that you make sure these areas of your home are properly insulated before the first winter freeze.
Wear Your Festive Socks
Everyone loves to wear those fun and festive socks during the holiday season, but nobody likes to have to wear them due to cold floors. This problem can be easily sealed with a proper coat of spray foam insulation under your home in the crawl space. This will prevent cold air from getting underneath your house and moving up to your floors making them chilly.
Making sure that your home is effectively insulated with high-quality materials such as spray foam may entitle you to receive rebates from your utility company or from your local or state government. These programs are usually offered only for a limited time, so having your insulation job done sooner rather than later will help you to make sure that you don’t miss out.
Let the Furnace Have a Holliday, Too
If your furnace is forced to run constantly due to poor insulation in your home, you could end up with an energy bill that will make you do a double-take. Give your furnace and your bank account a much deserved break, and a holiday of their very own by installing foam insulation in your home allowing you to keep it warmer for longer in those cold winter months.