CLEVELAND, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --The countdown to winter is well underway and with the first signs of snowfall already present in parts of the U.S., homeowners are being abruptly reminded that winter is just around the corner. Before it's too late, homeowners are encouraged to get ahead of not only skyrocketing energy bills but the discomfort that comes with cold, drafty rooms. The permanent solution? Add home insulation to existing walls, and do it before winter to ensure maximum comfort and of course, savings! Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161121/441913LOGO "With 77 million, or 9 out of 10, homes under-insulated nationwide, homeowners are without their first line of defense against harsh weather," stated Patrick Pitrone, President of USA Insulation Franchise Corporation. "And with winter approaching, it's important to get head of it by taking advantage of our highly-efficient insulation products that will save homeowners a great deal of discomfort." To further illustrate USA Insulation's urge to under-insulated homeowners, recent weather forecasts from the Atmospheric and Environment Research, Inc. (AER) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been released to shed light on what can be expected this winter. According to the forecasts, while not all will be affected, many homeowners across the U.S. will experience an unusually bitter and snowy winter. Homeowners without insulation can expect to be affected the most. To not be left out in the cold, USA Insulation recommends determining if additional insulation is needed by examining areas of the home that typically have the poorest insulation, such as the attic and crawl space. If these key areas are not adequately insulated, it's impossible to have an effective thermal envelope that prevents heat loss. And the colder it becomes, the more extreme the heat loss will be. As a result, homeowners can expect substantially higher energy bills and discomfort that will affect every family member within the under-insulated home.