If you notice that you’re paying higher heating bills than you think you should, the problem might not be the heating system—it might be the insulation, or lack of it, in your home.
Insulation for Better Heating Efficiency
The key place where a home needs an effective insulation layer is in the attic. During cold weather, the heat in a home rises toward the top of the house where it easily escapes through the attic. But an insulating layer between the attic and the rest of the house slows down the escape of heat and keeps the rest of the house warmer. It’s like putting a wool cap on your head, except it’s a wool cap for the house. Thanks to this “wool cap,” you’ll spend less money running your heater.
But it’s hot most of the year where I live!
You live in Southern California, so the most common temperature problem you run into is the heat. With mild winters and scorching summers, is insulation in the attic really that worthwhile?
Yes, absolutely! People often don’t realize that insulation is a two-way barrier against the movement of heat. During cold weather, it keeps heat trapped in a house so it won’t rise right out the top. And during hot weather, it keeps heat trapped in the attic so it doesn’t get down to the rest of the house. An attic can attain temperatures around 130°F during sunny summer days, which is enough to raise the temperature of the rest of the house by 10°F. That means wasting more power to run the air conditioner. Good attic insulation is a money-saver all through the year, and one of the best values for improving home performance.
You can trust to our insulation experts to find the best way to replace your old insulation and put in an effective new layer in your attic.
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