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12 ‘Cool’ Benefits Of Insulating An Attic

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Attic insulation can often go unnoticed. After all, you are less likely to spend time there than the rest of your home. But, did you know that insulating an attic correctly could bring benefits to your household? Let’s take a look at some ‘cool’ benefits of insulating an attic.

1. Improved Air Quality

The quality of the air that flows throughout your home is important for you and your family. Pollutants from outdoors like dirt, mold, and smoke can enter your home through leaks and an under-insulated attic. These pollutants build up over time and you run the risk of having seriously unhealthy air flowing through your home. Having proper insulation ensures that your family can breathe easily. The good news is, if you install new attic insulation, the pollutants can be eradicated.

2. Prevents Pesky Pests

Proper insulation can prevent pests from nesting in your attic. Having pests’ nest in your attic can create an unhealthy environment for your family with pest droppings, dead animals, and waste products.

3. Noise Reduction

Attic insulation acts as a noise barrier from sounds outside your home, i.e., during storms and heavy rain. Insulation helps soften the noises coming from outside, which adds to the comfort of your home.

4. Good For The Environment

Proper insulation reduces your carbon footprint significantly because less energy is used to heat and cool your home. You can even get attic insulation that contains recycled materials.

5. Creates A Useful Space

Chances are, you’re only using your attic for storage because it is too hot to stay in there for long periods of time. By insulating your attic, you can reduce the temperature and possibly create a useful space like an office or games room.

6. Stabilizes Room Temperature

On the topic of stabilizing roof temperatures, if your home is under-insulated, it could cause fluctuations in temperatures throughout your home. Different temperatures may be felt throughout your home, in different rooms, which doesn’t provide much comfort for your family.

7. Affects The Value Of Your Home

By upgrading yourattic insulation, you increase the value of your home. Even though you may think that your attic isn’t seen by anyone, new and efficient attic insulation is a big selling point for homes.

8. Lowers Energy Bills

In South Florida, keeping our homes cool account for a large portion of our utility bills. If your home is not insulated, or under-insulated, you can end up spending more money on running your AC unit trying to maintain a comfortable living temperature in your home. Homeowners have reported a significant amount of savings once properly insulating their home.

9. Controls Air Leakage

Insulating your attic prevents the cool air in your home from leaking out – limiting the leakage of air, you again reduce your utility bills.

10. Protection Of Your HVAC

In a home where insulation is poor, your HVAC system will have to work harder to cool your home. Even worse, if your ducts run through your attic, temperature fluctuations will be more drastic. Sufficient insulation prevents cold air from lingering on the lower levels of your home and prevents hot air from gathering on the higher levels. This change in temperature can cause severe wear and tear on your HVAC system.

11. Acts As A Barrier Against Moisture

Another benefit of insulating your attic is preventing water vapor from causing damage. Seeping water vapor can cause wood rotting, mold, and mildew to grow.

12. Reduction Of Condensation

Condensation in the attic occurs when heat from your home travels into your attic. And the reality is that most people don’t notice this happening until it is too late.

Getting Your Attic Insulated

With effective attic insulation, you can significantly lower your utility bill. Protect your home and ensure the comfort of your family by having your insulation inspected today. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric can take care of