You may be considering ways to moderate your energy bills while keeping your house cool in the Summer. Even if your HVAC system is working perfectly, it can sometimes run constantly trying to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. A great place to start would be your attic. Attic insulation creates barriers to stop heat from seeping in and escaping out of your home. Have you ever heard the phrase in science, ‘warm air rises, cool air sinks’? Consider this when most bedrooms on multi-level homes are upstairs. Proper insulation not only can maintain cool air throughout the home, but has many additional benefits as well.
Here are 3 benefits of upgrading your attic insulation:
1. Reduce energy expenses
Did you know that heating and air make up to 70% of your energy bill? Up to 20% of that can be attributed to poor attic sealage. By adding a sufficient level of blown-in insulation to your home’s attic space, we can reduce wasted energy expenses year-round and for as long as you own your home. It also wouldn’t hurt to double-check and make sure there aren’t any areas where rodents may have bedding in old insulation or even ensuring no structural damage has been occurring beneath insulation.
2. Prevent gradual damage to your home
Heat and moisture can cause damage to your home. Attic insulation prevents water vapor from seeping in and eroding your walls. It also slows down heat buildup in your attic. The protective barrier not only shields warm air from coming in, but it can also protect from outdoor pollutants that can come into your home and lower your air quality in your home. Even if your home has insulation, it could be made from old products that are no longer usable in today’s housing industry. Check and make sure there are no shiny or speckled materials in your insulation. If there is, it could possibly contain asbestos.
3. Create extra space in your home
Attics usually end up being wasted space because they become too hot during the summer and uncomfortably cold in the winter. Proper attic insulation can eliminate this problem altogether and turn the attic into an extra room. Should your attic fit the building codes, this could add square footage in your home, be an inexpensive project to complete, and give you an immediate return on investment!
If your home is more than 5 years old, odds are good that the level of insulation installed at construction falls below the standard set by our current building code and is in need of improvement. Increasing the buffer between your living spaces and the scorching heat of your attic space will yield instant results in your family’s comfort and a permanent reduction in your energy expenses. Through these savings, you will recoup your investment in a few years, and put money back in your pocket for as long as you own your home.
Our team uses Pink ProCat Fiberglass, which is installed quickly and cleanly. A job that used to take a full day can now be done in a few short hours. ProCat Fiberglass is not prone to compression over time, and it is pest-resistant, so you can rest easy with the knowledge that it will never stop working for you.
Contact us today and have one of our experts visit your home for a free thermal efficiency evaluation!