How Carpet Can Have a Positive Impact on Your Energy Bill

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Flooring and design trends are constantly changing and evolving, but one classic choice remains a staple for many homeowners. Although recent design trends have favored hardwood, laminate, and vinyl flooring, many homeowners are choosing to install carpet. There is no arguing the comfort level of carpet on your bare feet as you relax in your living space, but many people are choosing carpet for more reasons than comfort and aesthetics. You are probably always aware of the benefits of the cushioning effect of carpet, the softness under your feet, and the noise reduction value, but one thing often not considered is how your choice of flooring can impact your home’s energy efficiency and overall, your energy bill.

How Carpet Can Have a Positive Impact on Your Energy Bill

It is noted that having carpeted floors can actually have a positive impact on your energy bill! The insulation qualities of carpet, along with the carpet padding, provide an insulation effect, and carpet has an R-value higher than that of hard floors. The higher the R-value, the more insulation it provides. This means that thicker carpet and padding provides more insulation than thinner carpet, which still generally holds a higher R-value than hard floor options. All of this means that having carpet on your floors will help prevent heated or cooled air loss through the flooring, which is rarely looked at when considering the energy efficiency of your home.

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