Attic insulation plays a significant role in keeping your home as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible.
The problem is, attic insulation is well hidden out of sight, so most people don’t even think about it, and if you’ve never been in your attic, you may not even know whether or not you have any.
A non-insulated or poorly insulated attic costs homeowners way more in energy costs every year and makes keeping their home at a comfortable temperature much more difficult.
This article discusses the top six benefits of having your attic space insulated by a professional.
Energy loss is always one of the biggest concerns at play when it comes to installing attic insulation.
In the average household, the HVAC system accounts for 50-70% of the home’s overall energy use, which is quite significant. Unfortunately, if your home is poorly insulated or not insulated at all, you’re likely paying way more than you need to in energy costs, as well as struggling to maintain comfort in your home.
With thorough attic insulation by a professional, you stand to save around 15% on your HVAC’s energy use alone.
Homeowners with well-insulated attics can save on average anywhere from 600-800$ per year, making insulation well worth the investment.
Air leaks within your home are another aspect of energy waste that can be prevented by simply having your attic insulated properly.
It’s been estimated that roughly 40% of home heating costs come from heat leaking through the ceiling and the home losing that energy altogether while the HVAC system constantly works to replace it.
With expert attic insulation installation, you can ensure that your home retains the temperatures it works so hard to regulate by reducing air loss and ensuring your home remains comfortable and efficient.
Indoor air quality is another essential aspect of home efficiency, safety, and comfort.
The same way your home’s air can leak into the environment, outdoor air and pollutants can also leak into your home.
Insulating your attic will help prevent pollutants from leaking into your home’s air space and causing relentless allergy and/or breathing problems.
Replacing old attic insulation can also help remove pollutants that have already seeped into the old insulating materials within your home, allowing your family to breathe easier and more comfortably.
Insulation is a great way to prolong the life of your home’s roof by helping to shield it from yearly damages caused by changes in the weather.
Insulation can help shield the structure of your home from vapors seeping in from heat and moisture buildup, which can cause erosion and even mold to form in your walls.
Slowing down attic heat with insulation can also help protect your roof’s shingles from swelling, cracking, and/or damaging the plywood beneath.
Roof replacements aren’t a cheap investment; therefore, protecting your home’s roof alone is well worth the costs of attic insulation.
Insulating your home’s attic is also a great way to create a sound barrier between the inside of your home and outside noises.
For example, insulation can even help soften the noisiness of thunderstorms and rain, which any pet would greatly appreciate.
By keeping your home insulated, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work nearly as hard or as much to regulate temperatures and humidity.
As you can imagine, an HVAC system that doesn’t have to work as hard or run constantly is likely to last much longer and experience far fewer malfunctions.
At Madd Air Heating and Cooling, your home’s comfort and safety are our number one priority, which is why we offer blown-in attic insulation services.
With our professionally installed attic insulation, we can improve the comfort of your home, help protect the structure of your home as a whole, and offer you long-lasting energy savings and comfort.
If you’d like to learn more about what our blown-in attic insulation can do for your home, give us a call today at 281-354-9600.