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The Green Benefits of Adding Insulation to Your Home

Insulation is a great thing to add onto your home for a variety of reasons, some of which might be more readily apparent than others. In fact, so much focus is paid to the money-saving aspects of adding insulation to your home, that the environmental benefits (which are just as valuable, albeit in a slightly different way) can sometimes be overlooked. Of course, the contents of your bank account are slightly more important when it comes to real-world urgency than your sense of moral responsibility to the environment, but in an ideal work both are equally as important and equally cared for. Since it’s no surprise that adding insulation to your home not only helps you save money on energy bills, but also adds a good deal of value, we’ll talk about some of the other ways insulation added to your home can help set your mind at ease. Reducing your environmental impact is great for more reasons than one.

The main reason home insulation is better for the environment is because it requires that you use your home appliances a lot less for climate management. If you’re not using your heating system or air condition, you’re not using the great deal of power that these appliances need in order to run properly. This means that you’re using a lot less energy, which lessens the overall impact you have on the environment.

Machines like air conditioning and heating systems don’t run without any kind of output or emissions, either. By insulating your house, you can cut down on how much you use these systems, which simultaneously cuts down on the amount of emissions you’re releasing into the atmosphere. Much like your automobile, though maybe to a lesser extent, use of your home appliances creates waste, and you can avoid dumping this waste into the environment at your present rate simply by insulating your home and allowing it to maintain your ideal climate in a more natural and sustainable way.

Social proof is a factor here, as well. If you successfully add insulation to your home and spread the word about it to your friends, then the idea can very easily catch on. The more people realize how convenient and affordable it is to add insulation to a home, the more people will take the route of more environmentally responsible climate control.

A lot of reasons make home insulation a smart choice for the modern homeowner — especially if it’s not been included in the home already. Giving yourself the option of not using your heating system or air conditioning is a luxury in and of itself, and by adopting more environmentally sustainable practices, you can go a long way towards reducing your environmental impact. Even if you can’t afford to insulate your home, there are plenty of ways to create energy efficient homes that don’t use an inordinate amount of power. Insulation is simply one of them, but more and more homeowners are taking the effort to minimize their effects on the environment and preserve it for the generations to come.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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