Insulation can yield deep savings on heating and cooling costs when combined with proper air sealing.
Insulation and air sealing work hand in hand to save energy and money, in addition to making your space more comfortable. Air sealing is always the first step: Without an effective barrier, air flows right through most insulating materials like fiberglass. Any surface in your home or building that divides the interior from the exterior should be insulated. While no two homes or commercial buildings are the same, more insulation is typically better.
DIY vs. Hiring a Contractor
Doing your own air sealing and insulation work is often possible. Large retailers sell fiberglass batts and rent out blowers for cellulose and other loose-fill products. Depending on complexity and materials, some insulating jobs require a professional. The best place to start is with an energy assessment for your home or business. We can give you clear advice for cost-effective DIY measures or connect you with a contractor for a more complete plan to assess and weatherize your building.
- Boost comfort in your home or business, with less heat loss to the outdoors
- A quieter space: better control of room-to-room and street-to-building noise
- Do simple jobs on your own, and work with a qualified contractor on whole-building weatherization.