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Get Insulated: Why You Need To Add Some Fresh Insulation To Your Home

by Jill Jenkins

If the insulation in your walls and attic isn't up to par, you could be jeopardizing your home and your family. Insulation isn't just about reducing your heating and cooling bills, although that is an important reason to maintain your insulation. You might not realize this, but the insulation in your home can provide you numerous benefits; some of which you might not have even thought about. Here are just four of the reasons why you need to add more insulation to your home.

Reduces Moisture Buildup

If you live in a humid region of the United States, you're probably used to seeing condensation on your windows. What you might not know is that with the right amount of insulation in your walls and attic, you could eliminate that condensation. That's because the insulation keeps the humidity outside, where it belongs. As a result, you'll enjoy more comfortable surroundings, with less condensation. Not only that, but you'll be protecting your wood furniture and reducing mold growth, as well.

Keeps Your Home the Right Temperature

Regardless of whether you're dealing with scorching summer weather or frigid winter weather, you want to remain comfortable inside your home. You can't do that if the insulation is lacking in your attic and walls. If you don't have sufficient insulation, it won't matter what the setting is on your thermostat. You're still going to be miserable inside your home. By adding fresh insulation to your walls and attic, you'll feel noticeably more comfortable throughout the year, regardless of the temperature outside.

Protects Your Pipes and Wiring

If you don't have enough insulation in your home, you're jeopardizing the health of your pipes and wiring. Extreme temperatures – whether from heat or cold – can destroy your electrical wiring, and freezing temperatures can lead to ruptured water pipes during the winter. However, the right amount of insulation will protect your pipes and wiring and prevent damage to your home. Not to mention the fact that the additional insulation will reduce the costs associated with dealing with issues related to electrical and plumbing problems.

Makes Your Home Quieter

When it comes to sharing a home with your family, you'd probably enjoy a little peace and quiet once in a while. That's hard to do when you can hear everything that's going on in every room of the house. Unfortunately, that's what you'll be dealing with when you don't have enough insulation in the walls of your home. Wall insulation not only helps keep your home a comfortable temperature, it also acts as a buffer against household noise.