Insulation problems are among the primary causes of discomfort for Lexington, KY homeowners. This often-overlooked component of a home's structure is crucial for gaining comfort, efficiency and whole-home performance. Synergy Home has a team of certified insulation professionals who can walk you through the decision-making process for a new or upgraded thermal barrier around your cozy living spaces.
Here are a few insulation-related questions to ask yourself:
- Do you have any hot or cold rooms?
- Which rooms in your house feel drafty or inefficient?
- When was your home built?
- Has anyone performed an insulation retrofit on the home since it was built?
Many homes in the Lexington area are built with a wooden frame on a concrete foundation, with only fiberglass batt insulation (the pink stuff) acting as any type of barrier to the outside. As the temperature difference between inside and outside becomes greater during the peak of summer and winter, massive amounts of air will flow directly through the home – creating drafts and discomfort, and wasting your energy dollar.
Benefits of an insulation upgrade:
- Fewer air leaks and drafts
- Improved "thermal barrier" – the shell that separates your living spaces from outside air
- Increased energy efficiency
- Healthier indoor air
Call us today to discuss your options. We'll talk with you about spray foam insulation and other upgraded materials that can help you achieve whole-home performance!
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This is a conversation about gas furnaces, so if you have an all-electric heat pump or some other heat source then this article is not for you, but please check back soon since we will be writing about other forms of heating in the coming weeks.