Winter has settled in for the next few months! As your insulation experts, we want to make sure you have the most important area of your home insulated to ensure warmth throughout the cold months.
Your attic does more than provide extra storage space in your home. It protects from the outdoor elements like extreme cold or hot temperatures and humidity. This protection is provided by a properly insulated attic. We all know that heat rises. In the winter, your attic is the spot where warm air in the lower levels of your home will escape to. If your attic has noticeable holes, gaps, and exposure to the outside air, chances are, heat is escaping at a rapid pace through the top of your house. Additionally, you need to be aware of other areas of your home that may not be properly sealed such as electrical, plumbing and HVAC penetrations.
The more warm air that escapes, the more discomfort you feel – and it’s costing you money! The US Department of Energy recommends that the attic get more insulation than any other part of the house. Heating and cooling account for 50-70% of the energy used in the average American home. On top of that, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) report 90% of single-family homes in the US are under insulated. Don’t be part of the statistic!
Additional reasons to insulate your attic include protecting the structure of your home from gradual damage caused by heat and moisture. You’ll also get better air quality as the insulation blocks air pollutants and mold. Overall, insulating your attic will provide better indoor air comfort, less HVAC wear and tear, and lower utility bills.
When you go up in your attic to put those Christmas decorations away, look at what improvements can be made to insulate your attic. Then, call Creative Conservation for a free estimate on getting your attic properly insulated.