Your attic can be the most forgotten area of your home. Most families use it for storage, but the benefits of attic insulation go far beyond throwing a few exiled boxes. Your attic acts as your home’s first line of defense. Instead of passing straight into your home, the cold, heat, or humidity must pass through that initial layer of defense; however, if not insulated properly, those temperatures or humidity can sneak into your home and drive up your utility bills. You can increase your home’s value and efficiency with an improvement that can pay for itself in savings over time. Here are just a few benefits of attic insulation:
Lower Your Power Bills
Regardless of the season, attic insulation can keep your home stable. If you live in northern areas in the winter, you’re desperate to stay warm. You wear extra layers, but you still want to live comfortably while you relax after a long day of work or school. If your home is older, there’s a strong chance that your insulation doesn’t meet the newest energy efficiency standards. Older homes often have less insulation, so it’s important to check your home’s energy efficiency.
Not only does attic insulation keep your home’s temperature stable, but it also allows your HVAC system to operate at its best level. Since the cooled or heated air can’t escape, the unit no longer has to work as hard to replace the “lost” air constantly. Replacing your insulation in your attic can typically be achieved over a weekend, so getting started is easier than one may expect. Here’s a quick video to help you get started:
On top of the financial benefit, insulation brings a few comfort benefits to your home. A home that is under-insulated can struggle to keep a static temperature throughout the day. For example, if you’re setting your home to 74 degrees during the spring or summer, your HVAC units may struggle to keep up with the constant demand to keep your home’s temperature stable.
For homes with multiple floors, the benefits of attic insulation substantially increase. According to this YellowBlue EcoTech article, a poorly insulated two-story home will struggle to stay cool in the spring or summer. Crawlspaces and attics play major roles in proper ventilation, so checking these areas for the proper amount and type of insulation to keep your home warm. Your home’s second story can be miserable during the summer if it struggles to stay cool. Avoid this issue by changing your home’s insulation over a weekend.
Winter is Easier
Unpredictable Georgia winters can be tough to manage. For the especially cold seasons, insulating your attic can save you time and money. Imagine no longer worrying about freezing pipes. With proper insulation, your home’s pipes stay warm despite the inclement weather. Frozen pipes are subject to buildups, bursts, or loss of pressure and can be incredibly costly repairs. Technicians may need to gut your home to properly fix the issue. This process can be a headache, so avoid this possibility by properly insulating your home.
Be Energy Efficient! Call Hammock’s AC
Hammock’s AC will get your home ready for any level of Georgia’s wild weather conditions. No matter the temperature outside, we want to create comfortable living conditions for your home. We’re family-owned and operated in Acworth, Georgia. We offer 24/7 emergency services and strive to exceed your HVAC expectations on each job. To learn more about our services or schedule a service call or inspection, please tap the link here.