As it keeps getting colder and colder here in Upstate New York, you’re probably thinking of ways to save money while still staying comfortable. Have you considered re-insulating your home?
As a major source of energy loss in many homes, the walls offer a lot of potential for savings. Do you think you may need more insulation in your walls? If you live in the Rochester or Syracuse area and need to insulate your walls, look to the team at MIG Building Systems. Contact us today or keep reading to learn more about adding more wall insulation.
In general, it’s recommended to insulate both interior and exterior walls. For real gains in energy savings, exterior wall insulation is a great solution. For retrofit (re-insulation) jobs, blown-in insulation is often used for these projects. When installed using the dense-pack technique, blown-in insulation in exterior walls can help provide air sealing.
Signs that signs that indicate you may need more wall insulation include:
- It’s drafty in your home, with uneven temperatures from room to room.
- Your energy bills are higher than usual.
- Your HVAC system is running more than normal.
Recommended Insulation Levels
Here in the Upstate New York region, we are Zone 5 – 8. Learn more about specific insulation levels (including R-values) for the walls of your home. And keep in mind that a local insulation company—like MIG—knows this information and is a good resource!
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if you replace the exterior siding on your home, consider adding insulation at the same time. Don’t just stop at the walls! You may also need to add insulation to your crawlspace, basement or attic.
Wall Insulation in Rochester & Syracuse, NY
If you live in Rochester, Syracuse or a surrounding area in New York, look to the experienced team at MIG. We start by removing all of the old insulation. Then we’ll conduct an Blower Door test to measure air tightness and identify any spots where there is air leakage in the home. By sealing these trouble spots, we lay the foundation for a much more efficient insulation solution.
Get in touch with our team to learn more about our home insulation services!