I live in an area where the weather is a constant concern.
Heating and cooling my home accounts for nearly 70% of the energy we use. I’m always looking for ways to reduce energy waste. I recently read an article that recommended upgrading insulation in the attic to save money. According to the article, I could reduce my heating and cooling costs by an average of 15%. That adds up to around $800 a year. I started researching the benefits of attic insulation and found out that this improvement would help to prevent damage to my home’s structure. The insulation prevents water vapor from seeping in, eroding the walls and encouraging mold growth. It would slow down heat buildup in the attic, helping to keep shingles on the roof from swelling. Insulation also combats ice dams from forming when melting snow refreezes along the roof’s edge. Attic insulation creates a barrier between the home and the weather. It stops outdoor pollutants, such as pollen, dust, mildew and bugs from entering the home through air leaks and safeguards against problems with indoor air quality. Because of the insulation, my home should stay cleaner, more comfortable and provide a healthier living environment. Heat naturally moves from warmer to cooler places. A lack of insulation can result in extreme temperature fluctuations, increasing the workload of the furnace and air conditioner. My home tends to feel drafty in the winter and overheated and sticky in the summer. This could be because of poor levels of insulation. Since the ductwork runs through the attic, this might be causing all sorts of problems for the HVAC system. I’ve already scheduled an appointment with a local HVAC contractor to install insulation in the attic.