It is surprising to know that one of the main spots in your home that can bring energy savings is your attic. With correct insulation installed in the proper spots, air can be held within your home to save money on utility bills.
Why Insulation Matters
Insulation in your attic and proper ventilation are key to maintaining a comfortable temperature all times of the year in your home. Insulation specifically in your attic is critical to keep cool air in during hot months and warm air during cold seasons.
How It Works
If there is air escaping through your attic space, your HVAC system has to work more, using more energy. By installing high quality insulation in your home, you are preventing your HVAC system from having to run as long or as often which will bring utility costs down. It is estimated that homeowners can save up to 20% on energy bills when correct attic installation is installed.
Types of Insulation
Insulation value is calculated in terms of thermal resistance, called the R-value. the higher the R-value, the better the insulating power in your home. The amount of insulation advised per home depends on where you live and the size of your attic space. Usually, warmer climates only require an R-38. There are three main types of attic insulation:
Roll-on Insulation is the least expensive because it is simple and quick for professionals to install. It is flexible and fits between studs and rafters tightly to keep air within the home.
Blown-in Insulation is more cost-efficient due to loose-fill. The insulation can fit smaller spaces where air could potentially leak out. It also keeps mold and odor out of your home.
Spray Foam Insulation is the most energy-efficient type because it expands and seals tightly where holes may be. It usually works longer than other types of attic insulation.
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