How Insulation Saves You Money and Keeps You Comfortable

July 02, 2020

The right insulation keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer and leads to lower energy costs.

The right insulation keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer and leads to lower energy costs.

As you would never go outside in the middle of an Okanagan summer without sun protection, you should never leave your home exposed without the proper insulation. A properly insulated home is the key to maintaining a comfortable interior environment and a reduction in energy costs. Read about the benefits of insulating your home and get ready to save:

Tempering Temperatures

Insulating your home ensures that the interior temperature stays cool in summer and warm in winter. It’s as simple as that.

One way to maintain a comfortable environment throughout your home is to make sure your attic insulation is up to snuff. In summer, a properly insulated attic cools your home as it provides a barrier from the sun penetrating through your roof and keeps cold air from escaping. An insulated attic also acts as a thermal barrier in winter, keeping cold air out and warm air inside.

Mitigating Moisture

While ventilation is one way to keep moisture at bay, the right insulation is another.

High R value-rated insulating materials keep your attic cool by slowing the conductive flow of heat from your home to the roof’s surface. This cooling effect prevents ice dams from forming and moisture damage from permeating your roof and ceilings.

Basement or crawl space insulation also limits moisture and mould growth and prevents cold air from permeating the rest of your home.

Nullifying Noise

Insulating your home also provides soundproofing. Cellulose, fibreglass, and foam insulation products that are all effective in reducing noise transfer between walls, floors, and ceilings.

Counting Costs

The cost of insulation is worth every penny when you see how much energy you will save. When installing insulating materials, you limit the transfer of heat, meaning your HVAC systems don’t have to work as hard to heat and cool your home. A properly insulated home leads to lower utility bills and can also earn you energy rebates. Both BC Hydro and Fortis BC rebates are available to Okanagan homeowners who have upgraded their insulation.

Contact Okanagan Insulation Services to make your home more comfortable, reduce energy consumption, and take advantage of energy rebate programs in Kelowna and beyond. We offer dependable and affordable attic upgrades, crawlspace and wall insulation, and insulation removal for new construction, residential and commercial buildings.