No matter where in the country you live, chances are the colder months of the year will have you bundling up and cranking up your thermostat. But if your house is poorly insulated, you could be wasting money. When building a home or constructing an addition, you should consider installing home insulation, which can be done professionally, or by yourself with a few simple steps.
First, you will want to make sure you have proper safety equipment to protect yourself, such as goggles and gloves.
Then you need to select the best insulation for your project by measuring the frames in your walls or ceilings and finding the option that fits the most snugly. If your measurements are not precise, you can always trim your insulation with a standard utility knife. Next, apply some caulk inside the frames. Now you can insert your insulation piece, starting at the top and working downward. Be careful not to squish your insulation or it will not be as effective.
In addition to cutting down on your heating and cooling costs, home insulation has other benefits. It can also reduce noise pollution, which is crucial for those living on busy streets.