How can insulation improve a home’s comfort and efficiency?

When the neighbors are loud, you can hear it. When the weather is cold, you can feel it. When the energy bill comes in, you dread it. The good news is one home improvement can solve many of your problems: upgrading your home’s insulation.

Although insulation is an important part of every building, it is often the least understood. Many people aren’t aware of the many places that energy is lost in a home. Insulation lays a foundation of energy efficiency for residential, commercial and industrial structures. It is one of the most cost-effective ways to save energy and reduce monthly heating and cooling costs. Averaged across the U.S., weatherization measures such as air sealing and increasing the quality and thickness of attic insulation can reliably reduce energy usage by 12–18%. Deeper building retrofits—like adding insulation to walls, basements, and rim joists and installing higher-efficiency windows—could deliver around 33% energy savings.*


Reasons to Insulate

  • Increased, more consistent interior comfort all year long
  • Reduced energy usage
  • Lower heating and cooling costs
  • Less wear and tear on HVAC equipment
  • Reduced noise transmission for a quieter space
  • Improved air quality
  • Reduced moisture intrusion
  • Less overall environmental impact

In Remodeling Magazine’s 2016 annual “Cost vs. Value” report, they found that adding fiberglass insulation in an attic delivered a 117% ROI (return on investment). Re-insulating is a home improvement that can add value to your home while offering many benefits that you and your family can enjoy.

Expert Local Home Insulation Contractor

Whether your home is new or old, the first thing to do is establish just how much insulation already exists in your home, and where it is located. South Texas Insulation’s local team members are Owens Corning® Certified Energy Expert® professionals. Our trained and certified experts will come to your house to conduct a whole-home energy assessment to determine where your home is or isn’t insulated, what type of insulation you already have, the R-value and thickness and depth of your current insulation. Plus, they will identify areas in your home that require air sealing. The best insulation contractors know how to evaluate how the air flow functions within the entire structure. We use state-of-the-art testing equipment and the latest building science knowledge to transform the comfort, energy efficiency and air quality of your home.

Save More Money with Tax Credits and Rebates

As your energy-saving partner, South Texas Insulation is here to help you save more on your insulation and air sealing projects. Learn more about the federal energy tax credits and local rebates that are now available to you. You may be able to receive a tax credit of 30% for the insulation and air sealing materials used—covering up to $1,200!

Learn more about ways to save.

*Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, July 2023