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October 15, 2018
Fall is that unique time of year in Upstate NY when you need your heating system to stay comfortable, yet you’re also itching to turn on your air conditioner on those unseasonably warm days. The back-and-forth between heating and cooling can’t be good for your energy bills, so what are you to do?
Luckily, there is a simple and affordable way to lower your heating and cooling bills — not only during the fall but year-round.
Enter: Insulation & Air Sealing
Insulation and air sealing are two of the best home improvements you can make if you’re looking to make your house more efficient and lower those pesky utility bills. Here’s how they work together to keep your home as comfortable as possible.
Insulation controls heat flow
The purpose of insulation is to control heat flow through building materials such as your walls and roof. In the winter, it keeps valuable heat in. In the summer, it keeps unwanted heat out. Insulation is especially important in the attic and basement, where temperatures fluctuate the most.
Air sealing eliminates air leaks
You may not see them, but there are likely tiny air holes, cracks, and gaps throughout your home — around your windows, along wiring penetrations, around recessed lighting, and more. Air sealing with spray foam seals up these pesky (and often invisible) air leaks for greater comfort control and protection against the outside elements.
With air sealing and insulation working together to control how heat and air move through your home, you can expect more consistent indoor temperatures — and that means less need to run your heating and cooling equipment!
Energy Savings, Greater Comfort & Other Benefits
The benefits don’t stop at energy savings. Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect when your house has been air sealed and insulated by an experienced professional:
Enjoy greater home comfort
Conserve more energy
Run heating & cooling systems less often
Pay less to heat & cool your home
Keep outdoor pollutants & pests out of the home
Start Saving Energy & Money with an Energy Assessment
Insulation and air sealing are simple and affordable energy efficiency upgrades, but they need to be carried out by an experienced home comfort professional. That’s where the team at Fred F. Collis & Sons comes in.
We can identify the key areas that need insulation and air sealing during an energy assessment. We’ll also determine which types of insulation your home in Rome or Utica needs — whether that’s spray foam or blown-in cellulose insulation.