You probably hardly ever go up into the attic, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the space. In fact, if you want to help make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable, the attic is the one of the most cost-effective locations to insulate, especially with summer starting and temperatures on the rise.
If your attic isn’t properly insulated, the space—and, therefore, your home—can be warmer and less comfortable and also cause your energy bills to rise.
Why You Should Insulate Your Attic
If you don’t have enough attic insulation (and professionals can help you determine whether your insulation levels are sufficient), it’s time to re-insulate! Attic insulation can help:
- Lower heating bills: As you know, heated air rises. Insulation on the attic floor provides a much-needed barrier between the living space and the unheated attic. It essentially serves as a blanket over your home to keep heated air inside where you want it. In fact, several inches of insulation can significantly reduce heat loss through the attic.
- Lower cooling bills: If you have a poorly insulated attic, you’ll know it, especially in the summer. If your attic doesn’t have enough insulation, it can cause your air conditioner to work harder, which increases your cooling bills. On the other hand, if you have a good layer of insulation in the attic, it helps prevent this.
- Make your home more comfortable: In the winter, heat loss through the roof can make the house uncomfortable. Plus, a hot upper floor is unpleasant in the summer. Do away with these issues and help your home maintain a more even temperature in every room with attic insulation.
- Improve the performance of your air conditioner: If your attic and home are cooler and more comfortable, your AC doesn’t have to work as hard. This not only helps it run more smoothly, but it also decreases the risk of an untimely breakdown.
So what type of insulation do you need for your attic? How much should you install? For help choosing and installing the right amount of insulation, contact OJ Insulation. With our 25 plus years of experience, you know you can trust our knowledgeable installers to get the job done right.