When temperatures drop below freezing during the winter months, your first reaction may be to crank up the heat. After all, it’s hard to sleep, work from home, or simply be home when you’re shivering. If you have babies, toddlers or children at home, you’re even more concerned about the effects of the cold.
While the winter makes a lot of us think of snowmen, holiday decorations, family gatherings, holiday parties, and delicious feasts, most of us don’t want to bring these frosty and snowy conditions into our own homes. But it can be frustrating when these freezing conditions follow us indoors.
When you turn up the heat because you can’t take the cold anymore, that means higher energy bills regardless if your furnace relies on gas or electricity. Instead of running to the nearest Wal-Mart, Target, or department store to invest in hundreds of dollars’ worth of blankets, or wrapping yourself up like an Eskimo to avoid high energy bills – there’s another option and it could make all the difference in your gas or electric bill. Read on as we discuss the importance of insulation.
Keeping Your Home Comfortable in the Winter
Many Cleveland and Cuyahoga County homeowners struggle to keep their homes warm between November and March. Sure, it’s easy to touch a button or flip a switch on the heater and let it warm up your home until it’s cozy. But sometimes homes don’t really warm up. Despite the fact that a homeowner has new furnace filters or a brand-new furnace, their house remains cold. How come so many colds stay chilly and drafty even though the furnace is working great?
The culprit is poor insulation. If a home is not properly insulated, it won’t keep the hot air in. Likewise, in the summer, a poorly-insulated house won’t cool down. If your home is losing heat in the winter and cool air in the summer, you would benefit greatly by installing or replacing the insulation in your attic. By doing so, you can ensure that heated or cooled air will remain inside your home and won’t escape through the ceiling and roof.
To learn more about insulation, contact our Cleveland technicians at (216) 220-4527! We offer free quotes to all potential customers.