As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season approaches, you probably aren’t too worried about your residential insulation that helps keep your home warm. However, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac prediction for this coming winter, you should expect below-normal temperatures. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight some critical areas in your home to bundle up that we mentioned in a previous post, along with a few other tips to keep warm.
Bundling Up Your Home
Last year we talked about the four key areas of your home to insulate before winter hits to help save on your energy bills. You’ll want to pay attention to your attic, garage, crawl spaces, and areas with damaged insulation.
Warm air rises, so your attic is a crucial place to improve your insulation so that it doesn’t escape. If heat escapes from your home, it’s potentially compromising your comfort and energy bills. An excellent way to combat this is to measure your existing insulation levels and check for any gaps.
If you use your garage for a man cave or a home gym, you’ll want to make sure to have it insulated. If your home has an attached garage, you’ll also want to consider having it insulated. It can help increase your home comfort and protect you from noise.
According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), 11% of homes built in 2013 and after have crawl spaces. They are also evident in older homes as well; this is another place to lose heat from your home. Insulating this area preserves air quality, reduces energy costs, and improves overall comfort.
Arizona may not get as much moisture as say Washington, but that doesn’t mean your insulation is safe from water damage. You should also be aware that your insulation can deteriorate and shift with age. Your best option is to contact a residential insulation contractor to inspect and potentially replace this insulation.
Good Ideas to Keep Warm
If you’re like most people, you might also be thinking about good holiday gifts that can help keep those family members warm, so here are some ideas! Sweaters to bundle up in is a great way to stay warm, reduce utility bills, and they make fantastic gifts because who doesn’t like a cute sweater!
Since you lose heat from any exposed surface on your body in cold weather, a hat is an excellent way to combat this by keeping your head covered. Warm holiday hats are great quirky ways to stay festive and warm.
If you have a family member that is really into decorating for the holidays or just moved into a new place, wool or fleece drapery are great gifts. Heavier curtains will help reduce how much heat escapes from the home through the glass of your windows.
You avid bakers out there, go ham this season with your baking. You’ll be helping heat up your home, which will make it feel warm and inviting. Plus, who doesn’t love to walk into a house that smells like fresh baked goods? It’s the holiday season, after all!
Hire a Residential Insulation Contractor
To receive an accurate price quote, schedule a consultation with a professional. Banker Insulation is a full-service insulation and energy conservation contractor serving the greater Phoenix metro area.
In business since 1977, we provide residential and commercial insulation, sound control, and other valuable services such as home energy audits.
Contact us today at (602) 273-1261 or any one of these other locations for more information or to schedule an appointment.