Friday, October 24, 2014

Smart renovation investments for North Texas homeowners

Throughout the North Texas area many residents are looking for home renovation projects to curb energy loss. While homeowners in North Richland Hills, Keller, Southlake, and North Fort Worth may not immediately think of their attic as a major source of energy loss, the reality is that as much as 25 percent of the energy lost in the average American home occurs there. As the weather begins to get cooler, you may be inclined to increase the thermostat to maintain a warm and comfortable home. However, air leakage, caused by numerous gaps and cracks throughout your home’s infrastructure, particularly the attic, can cause your HVAC equipment to work overtime and place a strain on your wallet every month.

Experts say the attic is one of the easiest places within the home to address energy loss. There are several smart home renovation investments that homeowners throughout North Richland Hills and other DFW cities can make to reduce excessive energy loss through the attic.

Ensuring your home has a polyolefin plastic house wrap is one common method to minimize air leakage. This type of wrap is commonly installed during the construction process as part of an integrated, whole building envelope system. Having your home professionally caulked and sealed is another simple and quick investment that addresses energy loss within the home. Another consideration is having whole house fans installed. These fans help by pulling air through the house and are particularly effective during warmer months.

One of the most effective methods to eliminate air leakage and live greener is ensuring that your attic is insulated with a high performance insulation solution. Traditional insulation is prone to sagging, leaving gaps and absorbing moisture which can have significant health impacts on occupants while allowing for significant energy loss. Replacing your North Texas home’s insulation with a high-performance material such as spray foam insulation will both insulate and air seal the entire attic space leading to immediate cost savings. These savings will continue over the long-term.

A growing number of building professionals are recommending spray foam insulation as a valuable, cost-effective solution. Suitable for any climate, spray foam insulation helps retain the conditioned air within the building, allowing the heating and cooling equipment to work more efficiently rather than compensating for energy losses through the attic space. As a result of the improved energy consumption, heating and cooling costs are kept down and air leaks become a thing of the past.

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