Inadequate attic insulation could be responsible for 25% of your home’s energy loss. The money you’ll save on your energy bills will quickly pay the bill for new insulation in your attic.
What Is Attic Insulation?
Attics that are used as livable space are likely insulated with spray foam or fiberglass batting. Attics that are used primarily for storage are usually filled with blown-in insulation.
For blown-in insulation, we make sure the attic has appropriate baffles to channel airflow, and we install them if necessary. Then we add insulation until we reach the correct R-value and depth. The R-value tells you how well the insulation material can keep heat from entering or leaving your home.
Attic insulation offers the following benefits:
- Temperature preservation: The insulation keeps the warmth inside in the winter and the cool air inside in summer.
- Energy efficiency: Less temperature loss means less energy used.
- Health: A properly insulated attic is less likely to have mold or mildew growth.
Until December 31, 2020, the Federal Government offers a 10% tax credit worth up to $500 for homeowners for qualified energy-efficiency upgrades such as insulation.
How Attic Insulation Saves You Money
Heat rises. In the winter, the heat in your home will rise through your attic to your roof. If there isn’t enough insulation, the heat will dissipate faster. With adequate insulation, your furnace will have to run less often.
In the summer, the problem is heat entering through the roof. The sun on the roof generates heat that will attempt to leak into your home. Attic insulation slows down or stops the heat leakage, and your air conditioner has to run less often.
In both of these scenarios, you will use less energy and save money on your energy bills.
To save money on your energy bills and take advantage of the Federal Government’s tax credit for energy-efficiency upgrades, call Oaks Construction for a free estimate for attic insulation. We can’t wait to help you save money.