How Proper Insulation Benefits the Environment

How Proper Insulation Benefits the Environment

Your home’s insulation does more than just lower your heating and cooling costs; it affects the environment too.

In fact, insulating your home properly is one of the simplest ways you can do your part to protect the environment. Sadly, too many homes in Ontario are under-insulated, which means that homeowners are paying more in utility costs and consuming more energy than necessary year-round.


There are numerous benefits to home insulation; whether you use spray foam, fiberglass or recycled materials. By insulating your home, you add comfort, minimize environmental impact, and reduce energy consumption.

Here are some benefits that you can enjoy (and contribute to preserving the environment):

  • Less Energy Consumption, More Comfort – When you properly insulate walls, floors, and attics, you prevent the exterior air from entering your home. The better the insulation, the less energy your HVAC system uses to cool or heat your home to the desired temperature. In fact, insulation can cut electricity demands significantly, which in turn reduces the need for coal, natural gas, propane, and more.
  • Reduced Air Leaks – Walls with excellent insulation cannot prevent air leaks around doors, windows, and gaps. Homes that are ‘drafty’ will consume more energy heating and cooling year-round. When you use spray foam insulation in problem areas, you can reduce air leaks.
  • Reducing Chemicals – When you use your HVAC system less, you reduce the amount of chemicals and fumes released into the air by your HVAC system. 


Insulation comes in many types, including spray foam, blown, cellulose, and fibreglass. While some manufacturers already have insulation made from recycled materials, the future of the industry predicts more recycled materials to come.

In fact, some types of spray foam insulation already use plant-based sprays. Therefore, you do not have to worry about ozone-harming chemicals being released while you have spray foam insulation installed in your home.

Some manufacturers are working on making spray foam insulation with post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, but the technology is still new and emerging.

If you are ready to make your Burlington or Hamilton home more eco-friendly, contact the team at Reitzel Insulation. We offer a variety of insulation products and can help insulate everything from your walls to the attic, windows, and doors. The more insulation your home has, the more you can reduce your impact on the environment. Even better, you will have lower heating and cooling costs eating into your monthly budget, which means your insulation pays you back.

Whether you have outdated insulation in your home or you would like to add insulation to areas without it, the team at Reitzel Insulation can help find an eco-friendly, economical solution for you. Start by calling us to receive a free estimate at 226-241-9991. You may also reach us by filling out our online contact form.

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