Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Many parts of the country experienced record low temperatures last winter. Those same areas are experiencing record high temperatures this summer. As a result, heating and air conditioning bills have skyrocketed. Do you want to know how to reduce your heating and cooling costs?
Old bicycles, steamer trunks full of clothing, treasures from long ago – these are the things most of us find in our attic. What we don’t often notice, though, is the state of our attic insulation.
The Conservation Services Group shares these warning signs that our attic insulation needs to be replaced or upgraded:
Many homeowners enjoy do-it-yourself (DIY) projects around their homes. While adding insulation to your home might seem like an easy DIY project, there are many complexities involved in selecting the correct insulation for your needs and applying it properly.
It is important to research what entails proper ventilation, how to deal with vapor retardants and how to create a thermal enclosure (the continuous boundary that divides unconditioned areas from living space). That is why it is important to contact a professional to assess your attic-insulation needs.
Professionals have vast knowledge of the types of insulation and the situations for which they are best suited. They are knowledgeable about local and state building codes as they apply to insulation. Having insulation installed properly and professionally will add value to your home if you ever decide to sell it, so you want it done right.
When you hire a professional to install your attic insulation, be sure to verify the certifications that show they have learned their trade. Examples include: National Association of Homebuilders, Energy Star, Insulation Master Craftsman and Environments for Living.
Heating and cooling your home accounts for between 50 percent and 70 percent of the energy you use on a yearly basis. Proper insulation will save you money and make your home more comfortable. It is important to contract with a firm like Affordable Insulation that you can trust to:
What’s in your attic? Affordable Insulation can help you figure that out. Contact us today!