There are a variety of aspects of the home that we tend to take for granted. When was the last time, for example, that you took a moment to survey the health and quality of your home’s walls? Many people don’t realize how much of an impact the walls of a home can have on comfort and energy efficiency, and it often comes down to whether or not they’re well-insulated.

Since the majority of Connecticut homes are under-insulated, there’s a good chance that your home can benefit from better insulating your walls. Not sure where to get started? Insulation Solutions of CT (Insulation Solutions) is here to help.

The Importance of the “Building Envelope”

In considering how and why the walls of a home should be insulated, it’s important take a moment to learn about the building envelope. In basic terms, the building envelope is the physical separator, or perimeter, between the home’s conditioned (that is, heated or cooled) air and unconditioned outdoor air. When it’s tightly sealed, your heating and cooling system doesn’t have to work overly hard to keep the home warm in the winter or cool during the summertime. Problems begin when the building envelope is loose, however, which occurs when walls are under-insulated.

Wall insulation forms the basis for a tight building envelope, keeping conditioned air inside the home where it belongs and allowing your heating and cooling system to function properly instead of working overtime.

The Benefits of Insulating Your Walls

There are a number of benefits that come along with insulating your walls with spray foam, cellulose, fiberglass or other types of high-performance insulation. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Better Indoor Air Quality

  • Longer Systems Life

  • Enhanced Home Comfort

  • Lower Energy Bills

  • A Tighter Building Envelope

One of the biggest complaints that homeowners in Connecticut come to us with is drafts in the home. When the winds start blowing, drafty homes are very uncomfortable to live in. This problem is especially prominent in older homes. Insulating your walls can make a big difference for those who are looking to eliminate drafts. Many people notice a more comfortable--and quiet--environment the moment that the work is completed.

It’s time to take a closer look at how well insulated your walls are. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment!