If you’re thinking about adding home improvements in the New Year to your California home, its likely attic insulation isn’t one of the projects that comes to mind first. But consider the benefits of adequate insulation because it’s a great investment for our climate. Here are four reasons homeowners choose to invest in attic insulation.
A solid layer of insulation helps keep your home cooler during our often warm times of year, by creating a barrier to air infiltration from outside. It also helps the home retain heat in cooler months. As cool air from your HVAC unit escapes the house and warm air enters through openings like cracks, and gaps near the top of the house, it creates a vacuum for the same amount of air to seep into the home from outside. This is called the “Stack Effect”, where exfiltration, the air leaving the attic from your home, combines with infiltration of air being pulled into the lower parts of your house. Insulation up top creates a an air barrier that helps minimize the “stack effect” from happening and lets you start cutting back on the energy used to heat and cool the home.
With less strain on your heating and cooling unit, you’ll save money year round on energy bills. Insulation also puts less wear and tear on your HVAC system over time since it won’t need to work as hard, which can help extend its lifespan from the average of 15 years to closer to 18-20 with good maintenance.
In addition, you’ll be doing your part to reduce energy dependence and help the environment by using less fossil fuels to heat or cool the home.
Ever noticed some rooms in your home tend to be much warmer than others? If you have some uneven heating and cooling going on in the home, attic insulation will help even it out. You may also want to get a check on your HVAC system though, as uneven temperatures could be a sign there’s something wrong with the air pressure in your system.
Insulation adds to air quality in the home and will also damper outside noises, making your home quieter and helping get the cool air from your air conditioning around the home more easily than before.
Beyond the added comfort and energy savings from adding insulation to your home, is the increased value it adds. If you decide to sell, your home will be more attractive to potential buyers because you’ll have an advantage over inadequately insulated homes on the market.
Considering all the benefits of a proper attic insulation, don’t wait to make that call, we have several options for insulation available to you and offer reliable installation services. Call us today to schedule your free estimate for attic insulation service in Upland, CA at 866-974-9944.