Wasted energy is something that continues to impact our planet’s climate during the winter. Cameron Home Insulation is leading the energy conservation charge. We are constantly looking to help our customers do all that we can to help them conserve energy. In addition, we are doing our part to make sure that your home is a much more energy efficient place to live.
We Bet You Will Think Twice Before Wasting Any More Energy This Winter
Several homes located in the DMV are responsible for the energy that’s wasted. This impacts our local climate directly. That’s because they aren’t exactly energy efficient homes. This is specifically true when you live areas such as Towson, Maryland and Tysons Corner, Virginia. These areas have a lot of older homes. In fact, more than likely they have not been properly insulated. These sort of homes are near impossible to live in because of the amount of wasted energy that they generate. That’s because it costs twice as much to heat a home during the winter and keep it cool throughout the summer.
So why not take advantage of the many energy-efficient technology resources that are available to you? If you’re a homeowner that has a home that’s been properly insulated, you can save 70 percent of the energy that it takes to keep a home heated or cooled. Also, when the home is properly insulated, it creates a much more enjoyable home environment, and your property value also increase.
How to Prevent Wasted Energy
It’s a well-known fact that heat rises, and wasted energy costs you money. As a matter of fact, one solution to prevent energy waste from occurring is to insulate your home. In fact, the best place to begin insulating the home is in your attic. That’s because the attic is the easiest location to insulate. In addition, the materials can be placed flat on the floor. The ideal R-value for attic insulation in the Mid-Atlantic region ranges between an R38 and R60.
When you live near towns such as Silver Spring, Maryland, Clarendon, Virginia, or Georgetown you may want to research what the suggested requirements are. However, local building codes typically determine how much insulation is required. We recommend that if your home has a basement or crawl space that you consider insulating it as well. An insulated crawlspace keeps the cold air outside and prevents it from penetrating the subflooring beneath the main floor areas of your home keeping it warm during the winter.
Have Your Walls Been Properly Insulated?
Now that you’ve adequately insulated the attic, it’s time to inspect your walls. Do you live in an older home? Do you know if the walls inside of your home have insulation? Older homes that were built in places such as Catonsville, Maryland, and Triangle, Virginia may not. That’s because these older homes contain cavity walls. If your home has cavity walls, and they haven’t been insulated, it might be a good idea to contact Cameron Home Insulation today and speak to one of our sales team members about insulating your cavity walls. When situations such as these occur, our installers typically use blown-in fiberglass, cellulose, or Rockwool insulation to insulate the cavity walls. For those of you living in an older home, you can benefit from an insulation upgrade. In fact, it’s a wonderful time to create a home environment that’s both comfortable and energy-efficient.