Why Is Home Insulation So Important?
With heating and cooling accounting for up to 50% to 70% of energy consumed by the average American home, it’s not surprising that losing regulated indoor air results in a huge waste of energy. Unfortunately, 65% of homes in the U.S. are not properly insulated. If they were, they could enjoy a reduction in energy consumption of up to 20% and promote a more comfortable interior environment. If you want to improve your home insulation, it is best to start with your attic.
Why Insulate Your Attic?
Insulating your attic aids in reducing energy costs by cutting the amount of energy required to maintain comfort levels in your home. Your HVAC system works to stabilize indoor temperature, so it will compensate for any change occurring anywhere in the home. If your attic is not insulated well, warm outdoor air can enter, making its way through your home seeking colder areas.
As your home goes above your ideal temperature level, your HVAC system doubles down on the work to get you comfortable again. Prevent warm air from spreading through an uninsulated or improperly insulated attic and you will prevent your HVAC system from needlessly guzzling energy, which will result in a drop in your electricity bill down the line.
Attic Insulation Options
- Batts and Rolls – Flexible fiber sheets, this type of attic insulation is laid within standard spaces between floor joists and wall studs. Batts and rolls can be cut to fit uneven spaces, accommodating pipes or wires that may be present. Flame-resistant options are also available where insulation may be exposed.
- Blown-in Loose Fill – Made of fiber pellets or loose fibers blown in with the help of special equipment, this type of insulation is best for attics with unfinished floors, filling in spaces and gaps easily. Looking for a green option? Universal Roof & Contracting offers premium loose fill fiberglass insulation made with up to 40% recycled glass.
- Foam Insulation – Made of specially mixed foam, this type of insulation is sprayed into walls to fill cavities.
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