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Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 by Tori Saffell
If you notice that your heater is running constantly, yet your home does not seem to get any warmer, the problem may not be the heater itself. If the heater checks out okay, the issue may be a lack of attic insulation or lack of proper attic insulation.
If you look in your attic and see old dirty insulation, uneven insulation, or uninsulated air ducts, it is time to get your attic checked out by a professional. Having a poorly insulated attic is like having a big open hole above your home. As your heater works to warm the house up, the air leaks into the attic through any small opening in your ceiling and escapes the living areas of your home. This not only causes uneven and uncomfortable temperatures throughout the home, but it also causes your HVAC system to work harder, increasing your monthly energy bills. The same is true in the summer when you want to keep your home cooler.
The solution begins with sealing all of the gaps and penetrations in the ceiling with zip foam. Next, any air ducts in the attic need to be insulated with closed-cell spray foam duct encapsulation. And finally, the attic will need to be blanketed with blown-in cellulose insulation. Cellulose insulation has a higher R-Value (or insulation value) than fiberglass batts, a Class-1 Fire Safety rating, and is environmentally friendly.
If you think your attic has insulation issues, the first step is to set up a FREE, no-obligation estimate with one of our System Designs Specialists. They will inspect your attic and provide a long-term solution for your home. To schedule an appointment, call 1-844-810-7398, or explore our website for more information.