How to Reduce Home Energy Costs with Attic Insulation

attic insulation lowers energy costs

attic insulation lowers energy costs

This time of year, many of us have our heaters working overtime to keep up with the bone-chilling weather outside. During the hot and humid Georgia summer, it sometimes seems that no matter how much your AC runs, your house just won’t keep cool.

Both of these instances require a LOT of work from your residential heater and air conditioning system, and that can come with a hefty price tag and high energy consumption.

For these reasons, many homeowners are searching for various ways to cut down their energy bill each month, and one of those ways is through attic insulation. Applying proper attic insulation can be a daunting task and, in some cases, an expensive one. But it does have benefits.

In fact, professional installation is likely to pay for itself in due time.

Heat rises to the attic.

You may be thinking: Why should I worry about insulating my attic?

The reason is because heat rises, which means it’s headed for your attic. If your attic is improperly or inadequately insulated, you could be losing a lot of heat through your roof. Properly insulating your attic can preserve the escaping heat, and your heater won’t need to use as much energy.

No matter the weather, attic insulation can help.

In summer, outside heat easily enters homes that aren’t well insulated. Likewise, winter can mean that heat easily escapes due to a lack of insulation. In both of these instances, attic insulation can help.

Tiny air pockets within the insulation can trap hot air, keeping it inside the home during cold weather. In warm weather, heat is trapped by the insulation before it has the chance to spread throughout the rest of your home.

No matter the weather, attic insulation can help your AC or heater run less often and consume less energy.

Don’t forget to seal leaks in the attic.

Insulation does a lot of the work, but installing it yourself could be in vain if you fail to seal any leaks in your attic. Before you install insulation, make sure air is not being let in or out of your attic through cracks or weak patches. If you fail to do so, you could continue racking up high energy bills.

If you’d like to learn more about your options for installing insulation in your attic, or if you’re curious about other ways to save energy, Gagne AC can help. We service and install both heating and cooling systems to keep your home comfortable all year long. Give us a call today!

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