4 Common Insulation Myths
4 Common Insulation Myths
October 24, 2019
Just like everything on the internet, there can be some false information about insulation floating across different websites and blogs. Insulation plays an important role in your home—it keeps the indoor temperature consistent, preventing energy losses and sky-high heating and cooling bills. Before you make any sudden changes to the insulation in your home, it’s important to be informed and aware of what the facts and myths are. To help you out, the pros at DFW Thermal have prepared a list of common insulation myths you should know about.
More Insulation = Better Insulation
Simply filling up your attic, exterior walls and basement with more insulation does not mean you will have better insulation. When you insulate your home to seal air gaps and prevent excessive draftiness, it is better to take a holistic approach. In addition to adding insulation in the various parts of your home, you will also want to seal any gaps and cracks in your ductwork and add proper weatherstripping underneath your windows and doors. In addition, when you are making sure your home has enough insulation, you might have to go beyond a simple visual inspection. The R-Value and material of the insulation as well as the climate you live in are also very important to consider.
You Can DIY Insulation
You might have heard that it is okay to add insulation to your home by yourself. While this might seem like viable and financially feasible option, you might want to reconsider. Having a professional install insulation to your home will ensure your safety, as insulation can be a carcinogen when handled casually or improperly. Professionals will also bring appropriate equipment – as well as a lot of knowledge about the right way to install insulation. The latter is extremely important, no matter how great your insulation material, if it is not installed properly, it will be unable to do its job.
Insulation Does Not Matter in the Summer
Insulation might be associated with keeping your home warm during the winter, but that same logic applies during the hotter months. You should not have to rely solely on your air conditioner to keep comfortable during the summer. Insulation can slow the transfer of heat between rooms, keeping you cooler and more comfortable for longer periods.
Insulation ONLY Saves Energy
While insulation saves energy as well as money on heating and cooling bills, it can do so much more than that. Insulation is a great soundproofing mechanism to prevent any external noises. If you choose pipe insulation, it can prevent the noisy vibrations from water pipes, keeping your home nice and quiet. Depending on the type and quality of insulation you install, you can also prevent any excessive condensation or moisture around your home, preventing the growth of mold and mildew.
Contact DFW Thermal for More Insulation Information!
We hope this list of common insulation myths has helped you in becoming a more informed homeowner. If you want more reliable information about insulation, get in touch with the pros at DFW Thermal! Call us today at 214-731-3115 or schedule an appointment with us online!