Many homeowners underestimate the importance of insulation in their homes (especially in the summer months). Western Mass home and business owners truly see all four seasons of the year, seasons that come with some serious variations in temperature. A building that is properly insulated saves energy year-round. There are a number of different common forms of insulation available, many of which are excellent options.
Sheep are able to survive in all sorts of extreme weather, from heat to humidity to extreme cold. There is a reason they are one of the most adaptable animals on the planet. Sheep wool is uniquely designed to protect against the cold, the heat, and all levels of humidity. It only makes sense that a material that has been nature’s insulator would be used for our homes.
At Energia, our professionals get dozens of calls a day from homeowners interested in choosing the right high performance insulation product for their home or building. While the products themselves are very important, other variables have a big influence on insulation performance. It is of course helpful to understand whether cellulose or spray foam is more effective and what kinds of insulations are most environmentally friendly, but the truth is, insulation is only effective when it’s properly installed.