Poor insulation, whether it’s due to improper installation or wrong use of materials, defeats the purpose of fully-functional heating and cooling units. Your furnace or air conditioner might be working at its best, but you might end up paying more for your monthly electrical consumption if your home is not equipped to keep the air inside.
When you have a home insulation problem, your heating and cooling units exert more power to achieve your desired indoor temperature. As a result of their working overtime, they break down and add to your expenses. You’ll have to hire a local Woodlands insulation contractor to repair or replace your units sooner than later.
How Much Do You Spend on Heating and Cooling Costs?
The national average for furnace installation is $4,243 (typical price range is $2,525 – $6,075) while air conditioners cost an average of $5,403 (typical price range is $3,741 – $7,212). Proper maintenance can prolong the lives of these units, depending on different factors, such as the unit’s brand and the frequency of use.
It’s also important to consider electricity costs. You can get a rough estimate of your hourly rates by multiplying the kilowatt (kW) unit uses by the state’s electricity rate.
As of July 2018, Texas’ average electricity rate is 11.25 cents per kWh. If your unit uses 4,000 watts or 4 kilowatts, you will spend 45 cents per hour or $10 for the entire day. Initially, it doesn’t seem like much, but this is just an estimate. If you don’t pay attention to your HVAC units and home insulation, you might be surprised by your electricity bill.
Energy Efficiency & Insulation
Some households use heating and cooling units that have automatic systems that adjust according to their indoor thermostat. Others operate manually. Without insulation, however, the hot or cold air still escapes your home. Even with the doors closed and windows sealed, the air can still escape through the flooring, walls, and roofing.
Consequently, your HVAC units operate longer than necessary. The longer you use them, the more you have to pay. Also, overusing your units will damage them, costing you more.
Instead of worrying about costly electricity bills, get ahead of potential problems and upgrade your home’s insulation.
Insulation is THE Solution
Foam insulation traps the air indoors, which makes your home’s temperature stable. Its air sealing properties reduce the workload of an air conditioner and furnace. By sealing air leaks around your home, insulation makes your home more energy efficient and comfortable at the same time.
Apart from saving you more money in the long run, spray foam insulation offers the following benefits:
- Better indoor air quality
- Prevention of air and moisture infiltration
- Better home structural strength
Lower next month’s (and the succeeding months’!) electricity bills by complementing your HVAC units’ hard work with great home insulation. Upgrade your insulation with the right company in Texas —Ultimate Radiant Barrier & Insulation. Apart from foam insulation, we specialize in radiant barrier foil installation and fiberglass attic insulation. We also offer insulation removal services to homes with damaged, inefficient, or worn-out insulation.
Reduce your energy consumption today. Get in touch with us for a FREE estimate.