Are you struggling to keep your home comfortable, yet still have high heating and cooling bills?
That makes sense considering that 9 out of 10 homes in the United States are under-insulated. If you want to decrease your energy costs and improve your home comfort all year round, proper insulation is a good place to start.
At Pinnacle Building Performance, our team can evaluate the insulation in your home with an energy audit and identify areas where it needs improvement. We can bring you real results by installing insulation in areas like:
- Exterior Walls
- Crawl Spaces
How Insulation Works
In the cooler half of the year, heat from your furnace, boiler, or heat pump will flow throughout your home, bringing warm air to colder areas through your ceilings, walls, and floors. But if your home isn’t properly insulated, heat will transfer into the unconditioned areas, causing heat loss and uneven temperatures—even using HVAC systems with high efficiency ratings.
Proper insulation creates a barrier that keeps conditioned air in your living spaces where it belongs. Working similarly to a down jacket, insulation prevents the transfer of heat into your attic, garage, or crawl space and allows your HVAC system to run more efficiently. There are many benefits to insulating your Four Corners home, like:
- Better home comfort
- Protection against moisture & pests
- Lower heating & cooling costs
- Longer HVAC lifespan
At Pinnacle Building Performance, we want to make sure your home is insulated to the highest standards. The recommended R-value for the Western Slope is at least R-49 in attics. We can help by installing either fiberglass or cellulose insulation. The best way to determine what type of insulation works best for your home is to schedule an energy audit.
Insulation Works Best With Air Sealing
While insulation controls the heat flow in and out of your living space, air sealing works to eliminate heat loss from your home. Air sealing works to stop heat from escaping through small gaps and leaks in the exterior walls of your home—which many houses have. The performance of insulation is optimized when combined with air sealing. In fact, air sealing can even extend the lifespan of your cellulose and fiberglass insulation by preventing air flow from deteriorating the materials.
Save on Insulation with Incentives
There are a variety of incentives available to homeowners for upgrading their insulation, including 30% coverage of materials in federal tax credits through the Inflation Reduction Act, up to $1,200 a year! The team at Pinnacle Building Performance can help guide you through the process of finding and qualifying for 25C tax credits and other incentives.