Before investing in having insulation placed in your home, you might wonder if this is the best possible investment. As a homeowner, you must be sure that the money you spend is going to pay off. If you’re contemplating several possible improvements, you might be wondering if insulation is the best possible one. The truth is that there are many reasons that insulation might be the best possible investment for you.
Here are some of the best reasons to consider investing your money in placing insulation in key parts of the home.
Increases Your Family’s Overall Health
As we continue to understand more about how allergies, asthma and other respiratory issues work, more people are realizing that the materials used to build a home and the composition of indoor air are vitally important. Adding insulation to your home helps to preserve the integrity of your indoor air and overall health in a few ways:
- Keeps the home warm and dry, which promotes better health
- Reduces the need to use HVAC which can spread dust and germs
- Stops potential mold growth before it begins
Studies have shown that people who live insulated homes take less sick days from work and school and also go to the doctor less than people who live in uninsulated homes. A large part of the reason behind this is because a consistent, stable temperature promotes good health and helps your immune system stay strong. This is especially important if you have children or senior citizens in the home, as they might be more susceptible to catching the flu or any bug that might be going around. Having a stronger immune system can prevent them from getting it.
Decreases Potential for Mold Growth
One of the biggest concerns for homeowners in Florida is stopping potential mold growth. Not only is mold a hazard to your family’s health, it can also be a costly process to remove and fix any parts of the home that have mold in them. A key way to prevent mold is to stop condensation from forming on the surfaces within your home. Unfortunately, since we live in a humid climate, this can be difficult. The high presence of water vapor in the air can convert to actual water droplets building up on walls and other surfaces. Then, everyday activities like showering, running the HVAC system and doing dishes can make it worse.
Miami Insulation stops this process by increasing the overall temperature of internal and external surfaces that make up the home. By having these surfaces rise to a temperature above the dew point, condensation is less likely to form. This eliminates the moisture source that mold needs to take hold and start growing on your wall or carpeting. While mold spores are natural and constantly in the air within the home, they need water present on a surface to latch on to and start growing.
Appeals to Green Conscious Buyers
When you make an improvement to the home, it’s important to consider how it will play for resale. Unless you are planning to live in a home forever, eventually you will want to sell it and get as much as you can. Green conscious buyers are always looking for ways to reduce heating and cooling, not just because of the cost associated, but because of the environmental impact of constantly running the HVAC system. Insulation is one way to naturally decrease the need to constantly change the temperature in the home. An insulated home holds on to the air inside, creating a stable atmosphere where things stay at the temperature you set them at. This is because insulation slows the natural process of cool air leaving the home through the walls and roof.
If you’re ready to start the process of placing insulation in key parts of the home, A Best Insulation can help. Contact us today to get started with a quote from our team.