Utility bills can be costly and unpredictable without the right insulation solutions in place. It’s important to find ways to cut energy costs wherever you can, especially when hot summers or frigid winters are on the horizon. But are the savings you get with insulation worth the price of installation?
We’re glad you asked! While it’s difficult to place an exact value on the savings you’ll receive, you can get a close estimate of how much money you can save based on your climate, HVAC equipment and specific insulation materials. Of course, if you ever have questions about your home’s energy efficiency, a Rocket Insulation professional is available to provide the answers you need!
Determining Your Insulation Energy Savings
For a ballpark figure, we trust the folks at ENERGY STAR®, who say that the average U.S. homeowner can save about 15% on their total energy costs by air sealing their home and adding insulation in appropriate places. But if you want an exact figure, it pays to dig deeper.
Several free-to-use online tools can help you determine your insulation energy savings. For example, the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) online insulation calculation tool allows you to measure the financial impact of increasing your insulation. You’ll need to enter the size of your house and the cost of your energy, along with other key characteristics, to see how much money you could be saving just by adding insulation to your home.
The Department of Energy’s Home Energy Saver™ also offers an online insulation calculation tool that helps you determine the savings you’ll receive. This tool calculates the cost of your energy bills based on your current rates, geographic location, number of household members, age of your home, HVAC equipment and more. After entering your information, you’ll receive a close approximation of what you can expect your annual energy costs to be — and how much you could save by upgrading your insulation.
Tips for Maximizing Insulation Energy Savings
Adding insulation is one of the best ways to maximize energy savings for your household. In addition to installing attic or wall insulation, the following tips can help you save even more on your energy expenses:
- Consult with a professional: While we don’t doubt your DIY prowess, insulation is a job best left to the professionals. It requires years of industry expertise to ensure it’s installed correctly and optimized to promote the most savings.
- Air seal your home: If you have the proper insulation but haven’t air sealed your home, it’s not as energy-efficient as it could be. Air leaks can cause you to overspend to keep your home comfortable and put unnecessary strain on your wallet.
- Adopt energy-efficient practices: Simple things like switching to CFL lightbulbs, installing a programmable thermostat and ensuring weather-stripping is in place can all help you save money on your utilities throughout the year.
Rocket Insulation for More Energy Savings!
Not sure if your insulation is providing you with enough energy savings? Contact the insulation professionals at Rocket Insulation to bring improved energy efficiency to your home in no time. Our team offers the highest-quality insulation materials possible to help you save when it comes to keeping your home comfortable. We’ll make an expert recommendation for what insulation materials you need to be installed in your home to maximize savings year-round.
Connect with us to schedule insulation installation in your home today!