Should I Add More Insulation to My Attic?

Should I Add More Insulation to My Attic?

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Homeowners everywhere benefit from the increased storage space that attics provide. However, have you ever noticed hot or cold air from your attic leaking under your attic door, affecting other areas of your home? If so, it’s likely taking a toll on the effectiveness of your heating and air conditioning system.

During the hot summer months, you likely have your air conditioning working to cool your home. Similarly, during the cold winter months, you probably have your heating system on. However, when the outdoor air creeps into your attic, it can very easily spread from there into other areas of your home. This forces your heating and cooling system to work harder to bring the temperature to your thermometer’s setting.

Properly insulated attics, however, don’t allow outdoor air to come indoors. Instead, insulated attics are able to keep the area at the same set temperature as the rest of your home, leading to more consistent temperatures and less strain on your HVAC system.

Why You Should Insulate Your Attic

We know all too well how brutal Georgia summers can get. When that heat enters your attic, it can significantly raise the temperature inside your home, especially if you have high-traffic rooms on the same floor as your attic. Attic insulation ensures that the hot summer heat will stay outside of your home, not allowing it to access your living areas.

Benefits of Attic Insulation

Lower Energy Bills

Opting to add new insulation across the attic might cost you more money upfront, but you’ll reap the benefits in the long-term. This happens as your HVAC system doesn’t have to stay on nearly as long to reach the set temperature and fight the air flowing in through the attic, costing you less money in energy bills. You’ll see these savings come to fruition almost immediately, as the new insulation is able to start keeping the outdoor temperatures away from the beginning.  

Less Strain on Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system wasn’t designed to stay on around the clock. Instead, its job is to bring your home to the set temperature and leave it there until that temperature begins to change, causing it to turn back on. However, when the HVAC system has to fight with outdoor air making its way inside, it’s a nearly impossible battle. 

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Poorly insulated attics don’t just allow the outdoor temperatures to come in. Many times, humidity will accompany the cool or warm air, depending on the season. While we need a certain level of moisture in our air, the humidity from outside is often higher than the level that we need. High levels of humidity in your home can lead to thick, sticky air that is unpleasant to breathe. Some homeowners even find themselves installing dehumidifiers in their homes to combat the high moisture level.

However, you don’t have to do that in order to fight high humidity levels coming from your attic. Instead, attic insulation is what you need to improve your home’s humidity and temperature levels.

Contact Estes for Attic Insulation Services

Attic insulation is critical to maintaining your home’s temperature. Rather than forcing your HVAC system to fight the battle for you, make sure that your attic is properly insulated. Get in touch with the professionals at Estes Services today to inspect your attic and find if attic insulation is necessary for your home. Will choose the right insulation type for your home to improve its overall energy efficiency.