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3 Benefits Upgrading Home Insulation Offers

For people who live in Southwest Arizona, dealing with extreme temperatures can add a lot to their home energy costs each year. There are many ways you can try to minimize your home energy costs, from installing a zoning system to ensuring that you schedule regular maintenance on your furnace. One of the best ways to save energy in your home is to make sure that it has enough insulation in the walls, attic and crawlspaces. Even if you have some insulation already, it may not be enough. There are a number of benefits you can obtain from upgrading home insulation.

Energy cost reduction

According to the U.S. government, homes that are under-insulated can lose as much as 20 percent of their conditioned air. This means that if your home lacks sufficient insulation, one-fifth of your energy dollars could be going to waste. Insulation provides a barrier to heat transfer, keeping heat out in the summer and inside in the winter. Upgrading home insulation is an investment in your home that will quickly pay for itself in energy savings over the coming years.


You can improve your family’s comfort by upgrading home insulation, keeping heat inside in the winter and outside in the summer, and preventing drafts.

Peace and quiet

Another benefit to upgrading home insulation is that it will help to reduce the amount of noise that you can hear inside your home. In addition to this, insulation in your home can also help minimize the amount of noise that passes from one room to the next inside your home. If you do not have enough insulation, the solid materials in your home, such as wooden beams and sheet rock, can directly transfer sound in and around your home.

Upgrading home insulation is a wise investment that will benefit your Yuma area home in many ways. If you have any further questions about the benefits of home insulation, please contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration & Electric Co. Our team of courteous and highly trained professionals will be happy to help you.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about Upgrading Home Insulation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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