Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Attic Insulation

When a homeowner thinks of upgrading their insulation, the first area of the home that comes to mind is the attic. This might seem like a natural place to insulate – but do you really know why it matters? Here are three reasons to upgrade your attic insulation and seal attic air leaks:

  1. A home naturally breathes, meaning there is a natural flow of air that happens. This airflow starts at the ground, moving up toward the sky and through the attic. Adding insulation and sealing air leaks in the attic prevents air you’ve already paid to heat or cool from leaving your home.
  2. Just as air flows out of your home, air naturally flows in to create balanced pressure. Insulating your attic and sealing attic air leaks can prevent unconditioned air from coming into your home. This means your HVAC system can work less to maintain your home’s interior temperature.
  3. Heating and cooling costs are a significant part of your monthly energy bills. One estimate indicates heating and cooling systems can account for 50-70 percent of the energy used in an average home. Taking steps to improve your home’s energy efficiency keeps your energy bills low and reduces wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Adding insulation to your attic is one of the most cost-effective ways to save money on your energy bills each month. Wondering if your home could benefit from additional attic insulation? Contact us for a free estimate.









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