Home Insulation: An Expense or An Investment?

by Insulation Geek | Dec 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Home Insulation An Expense or An InvestmentWhen you build or remodel a home in the Boston area, you’re doing more than simply making a purchase. You’re making an investment—very likely the largest single personal investment you’ll make. Your home, however, is more than just the four walls and the roof that surrounds you. What about the specific components of your home? When it’s time to insulate your house, will you settle for what’s “acceptable?” Is the money you spend on home insulation an expense or an investment?

Home Insulation is an Investment That Pays Off in Two Ways

It’s easy to look at home insulation as an expense—a “necessary evil” that’s part of home ownership. In fact, it’s much more than that. Let’s look at two ways that the insulation you choose is an investment that pays off.

Personal Comfort

Getting the right kind of insulation for your home will continue to pay dividends as long as you’re in your home. Let’s face it, nobody feels at home in a house that’s too cold or drafty. Constantly cranking up the thermostat isn’t an ideal solution. The same thing holds true in the hot summer months. You don’t want to continually dial down the thermostat on your air conditioning. You want a home that’s comfortable in any season.

There's more to proper insulation installation, however than just temperature control and R-factors. You'll want to make sure the insulation you have installed isn't going to trap mold or mildew in your home and cause health problems.  That's why you'll want to select professionals like Mass Energy Lab—professionals who understand heat transfer and how insulation affects your whole house. Peace of mind may not be something you can measure in dollars and cents, but it's incredibly valuable.

Financial Impact

There are actually a couple of ways that proper, professionally installed insulation provides you with a return on your investment. Naturally, you’ll save money every month on your heating or cooling costs. What you save can offset what you spent on insulation (while delivering a more comfortable living experience).  But there’s another financial benefit you may experience.

If you should choose to sell your home at some time in the future, your home—with high-energy efficiency (and lower utility costs)—will be easier to sell. The fact that you invested in high-quality insulation indicates that you cared enough about your home to do things right. That makes your house a desirable property to own and allows you to ask a higher price.

Not All Insulation (or Installers) Are Created Equal

You have options when it comes to choosing installation for your home. There are a lot of general contractor companies in the Boston area that pretty much install any kind of insulation, in any kind of building at all. At Mass Energy Lab Insulation, however, we specialize exclusively in home insulation and only work directly with single-family homeowners. And, we’re not locked into one particular method or material. Instead, we evaluate which solution is right for your particular home. That’s why we begin with a thorough assessment of your home before coming up with a plan that will deliver the best possible results for your specific situation.

Protect Your Investment

Your home is an important investment. The kind of insulation you choose to install enhances and protects that investment. Click here if you’d like to schedule a Mass Energy Lab insulation estimate based on the best solution for your home.

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