Want a More Comfortable Home? Start with Insulation

man putting in blown insulation in a home

The climate here in the Finger Lakes presents year round challenges to keeping your home comfortable: heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures in the winter, oppressively high humidity and scorching temperatures in the summer, and just about everything in between can make home comfort a real challenge. So what are the ways you can make your home more comfortable? 

If you have heard that insulation can help, you heard right - Insulation actively contributes to the overall comfort and efficiency of your home by isolating your indoor space from outside temperatures. Especially in a region with distinct seasonal changes, insulation becomes a cornerstone for maintaining a consistent indoor environment. Here are the benefits of upgrading your insulation to meet today’s building performance standards, and why Halco is the insulation contractor that Finger Lakes homeowners trust with their insulation upgrades. 

Insulation Maximizes the Efficiency of Heat Pumps, Furnaces, and Air Conditioners

When your home is too hot in the summer, or too cold in the winter, the first place most New Yorkers think to place blame is their heating and cooling systems. However, without proper insulation, even the most advanced systems can fall short of your comfort needs. Think of insulation as a thermal blanket for your home. In winter, it traps the warmth inside, ensuring that the biting cold stays out. Conversely, during the hot summer months, it keeps the cool, conditioned air inside, preventing the sweltering heat from getting into your living spaces. 

This two-way process not only guarantees year-round comfort but also ensures that your heating and cooling systems do not have to use more energy than necessary to overcome those temperature fluctuations. 

Protecting Your Home from Outside Contaminants

There is natural beauty all around us in the Ithaca, Rochester, and Syracuse areas if you enjoy the great outdoors. But the particles and allergens in the vast outside atmosphere can accumulate inside a home, decreasing indoor air quality. As we start to experience more events like wildfires and other environmental disruptions, the quality of indoor air becomes a pressing concern. 

Proper insulation and air sealing do more than just regulate temperature; they act as a shield against external pollutants like:

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Chemicals and VOCs

For families with members who have respiratory issues or allergies, this becomes even more crucial. A well-sealed home is your first line of defense against potential health hazards from the outside air.

Financial Incentives for Insulation: IRA & NYSERDA

You know now the benefits of insulation in your home - but when it gets down to it, how much is new insulation going to cost you? Insulation costs will vary depending on the design and size of your home, the recommended insulation materials installed, and the overall scope of your project, but there are multiple financial incentives that will reduce the overall cost. 

The Inflation Reduction Act provides valuable tax credits for homeowners looking to enhance their home's energy efficiency. These tax credits can be cashed in come April, by taking the allotted credit off what you over in Federal tax liability.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has also put forth rebates specifically tailored for New York homeowners. 

Not only will you save money on the cost of your home improvement project, but you will also save on energy costs each year in your newly insulated home. 

Choose Halco for Your Home Upgrades

With Halco at the helm of your home insulation upgrade, we can bring you more than just a more comfortable home. Our comprehensive energy services can greatly reduce your energy usage and costs, with services like heat pump system design and installation, basement waterproofing, home energy assessments, and even renewable energy sources like solar and geothermal. Set your home on a path towards a comfortably efficient future — call Halco today.

Ready to get serious about improving the comfort of your home? Upgrade your home insulation with Halco. Call 1-833-844-2622 to get started.

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