It happens whether you are outside building snowmen with your family out of pristine, freshly fallen snow or you’re watching your children dive into piles of leaves as you rake them up. It happens whether you are readying the pool in your backyard for another summer swim or watching those first few spring storms roll into your neighborhood.
It happens despite the season and despite the time of day. And it doesn’t matter whether it is the balmy, humid summer heat or the frigid winter chill – somehow that pesky, unwanted air from the outside is most likely creeping its way into your home in all kinds of places you wouldn’t expect. Yet the reason may surprise you.
Your home is likely under insulated
Research shows that 90 percent of homes in America are under insulated. Yes, that is a shocking number. But what it means may be even more shocking to anyone regardless of whether they own their home or not.
Sure, there is an added level of comfort in knowing a home is comfy and cozy, kept safe from the elements. Yes, it is nice for homeowners to find ways to cut costs on energy bills. Yet the reach of the problem digs much deeper than that to those who care about reducing their carbon footprint.
Why installing insulation matters to you
Reasons for helping make energy-saving choices may vary from one homeowner to another, but the facts are clear and speak for themselves.
“If all U.S. homes were fitted with insulation based on the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, residential electricity use nationwide would drop by about five percent and natural gas use by more than 10 percent,” said Dr. Jonathan Levy, a professor of environmental health at Boston University School of Public Health, in a news release.
Levy is also the lead researcher on the Boston University team that investigated insulation use in America, focusing on how increased insulation could help reduce energy use and cut carbon dioxide and other pollutants from being released into the atmosphere.
Adding insulation can make a difference
“The fall is when many homeowners around the country begin thinking about home improvements to increase comfort and reduce their energy bills as temperatures drop come winter,” said Curt Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association. “Research like this sure reinforces our message to homeowners, and to policymakers, that added insulation has real and significant benefits.”
Out of sight should not mean out of mind for homeowners, Rich added, noting that items like windows and doors often receive the bulk of attention that could be better focused elsewhere, such as installing insulation in an attic.
“People don’t see insulation, so they don’t think about it,” he said, in the release. “The reality is that insulation has a three times greater impact on the average home’s energy and comfort than windows or doors do.”
Increase thermal efficiency of insulation, add Yellowblue’s multilayer reflective insulation
The right combination of solutions is different for everyone, but multilayer reflective insulation for homes is among the options for property owners to consider.
Here is what you need to know:
- A revolutionary idea. Yellowblue’s multilayer insulation products are considered revolutionary in the rapidly growing market of insulation options. It is designed to help improve heat transfer using two highly reflective aluminum surfaces. And it’s more than just a barrier. Made up of 99 percent aluminum, the insulation products can block up to 97 percent of radiant heat transfer in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Multilayer insulation truly is today’s green insulation.
- Easy installation. While the technology might sound complicated, installation of Yellowblue’s multilayer insulation products is simple, and can be completed any time of year in about a day. The scientifically engineered technology is patented and promises up to five layers of insulation.
- Hassle free is the way to be. Yellowblue multilayer insulation products are scientifically designed and tested for performance and durability, backed by a long-term product warranty.
Yellowblue’s philosophy is that “your home is where our story begins.” Let us help you make your story a little more interesting and a lot more efficient by considering our innovative reflective insulation products.
In addition to helping with all of these things, tax incentives are available in most states for qualifying improvements that increase energy efficiency and awareness.
Because let’s be honest. No matter what season it is, proper sealing and insulation will provide a healthier, more comfortable and more energy efficient home.