May 312012

Is your home properly insulated? If it’s not, you could be adding up to 20% to your monthly heating/cooling costs! By sealing and insulating the shell of your home, you could save money and help save the earth. But there are other benefits too. For one, your home will be more comfortable, especially during the hot summer and cold winter months.  You’ll also have better humidity control, reduced outside noise, and less dust, pollen and insects entering your home.

Air leaks around windows, doors and skylights are easily identified and if you’re able to replace these—it’s wise to go with Energy Star qualified models.  A knowledgeable contractor will be able to pinpoint other leaks in your home’s envelope and will use a variety of insulation /sealing techniques and materials to close gaps around chimneys, furnace flues, in crawl spaces and attics.

So if you’re concerned about whether or not your home is as energy efficient as it should be, it’s definitely worthwhile to look into it.  A qualified contractor can help you determine the state of your home and let you know what needs to be replaced, sealed and insulated. Making small adjustments now will make a big impact in your near future.

Advance Concept Construction provides free estimates to our service area – Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Los Lunas and the East Mountains including Moriarty and Estancia.