If you consider your household as the average American family, then you can expect to pay around $2,000 per year in utility costs. The heating and cooling of your home takes up just over half of those expenses. If you are looking into ways to curb those heating and cooling costs you must first discover where you are losing your hot and cool air.
If you were to map out where you are losing your heated or cooled air, it would look like this:
- Roof/Attic-25 percent
- Windows and doors-25 percent
- Walls-35 percent
- Floor-15 percent
With this information, you then need to discover just how these areas are losing conditioned air. For example, holes in your exterior walls and gaps in windows and doors are money-sucking culprits. You could also be suffering from leaky ducts, meaning conditioned air meant to keep you warm or cool, depending on the season, is escaping into the walls instead. But one of the biggest problems could be a poorly insulated attic.
Proper insulation will enable you to save money by making better use of the energy and heat in your home. Studies indicate that good roof insulation can save you as much as 20 percent on your energy bill. Breaking that down even further; insulation can reduce the cost of your heating and cooling bills by over 40 percent. That is a big chunk of money.
If you are ready to save money in energy costs, give us a call. We are a roofing company in Frisco, TX eager to help you save money and live more comfortably.