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Bay Area Living: Are You Sure You Have Insulation in Your Home?

Ever wonder why your home seems to always be cold in the winter and uncomfortably warm in the summer? According to Energy Upgrade California, an energy efficiency program administered under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, if your home was built prior to the 1970s, it probably doesn’t have wall insulation. If it was built prior to the 1960s, it may not have any insulation at all. With the large number of older homes in the San Francisco Bay Area, that could mean you.

What’s the Problem?

attic insulationIf your home is one of those with no attic or wall insulation, you’ve probably felt problem – both at the thermostat and in your wallet – but without knowing exactly what was causing it. Without proper insulation in your attic, walls, and floor/crawl spaces, your home heating and cooling system is constantly working against the temperature outside. When it’s cold outside, your heater is working overtime to keep your home warm – leading to high natural gas bills. When it’s warm outside, your air conditioner is guzzling electricity to keep your home cool – leading to high electricity bills. And all the while, your home isn’t as comfortable as it should be. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

At Synergy Companies, we have over 30 years of experience providing insulation to customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose, Oakland, San Leandro, Fremont, and more. Call us today to learn more or to set an appointment.