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Friday, January 7th, 2022 by Tori Saffell
If you are looking to increase energy efficiency and over all value of your home, start at the top of the home in your attic. An estimated 90% of homes are under insulated, meaning that 90% of homes are losing money because of conditioned air escaping the living spaces of the home. An under-insulated attic is like having a huge hole at the top of your home where all of the air you paid to condition leaks out. A good sign that there is an insulation problem in your attic is that your heating/ac system seems to run constantly, yet your home has uneven temperatures.
The solution is three-fold. The first step is to air seal the attic. This means using zip foam to seal and gaps or penetrations, from wire holes or lighting fixtures, that lead from the living spaces of the home into the attic. Next, any air ducts in the attic need to be encapsulated with closed cell spray foam. This keeps the conditioned air from escaping gaps in the air ducts (all air ducts have small openings in them), and protects the air ducts from the extreme temperatures in the attic. The final step is to blanket the attic with blown in cellulose insulation. Cellulose attic insulation has a higher R-Value (or insulation value) than fiberglass batts, and is much safer. It has a Class-1 Fire Safety rating, and is treated with a solution that wards off pests and insects.
If you want to see how attic insulation can drastically increase the energy efficiency in your home, while lowering your monthly energy bills, give us a call. We offer free, no obligation attic inspections and estimates, and have serviced all types of different homes with our professionally trained team. Call 1-888-756-5967 to schedule an appointment, or explore our website for more information.