Attic insulation has the potential to affect your energy efficiency, which affects your energy bill in a big way.
In order to achieve optimal energy efficiency, there is one area in your home you may not have considered as being an energy drain: the attic! When it comes to your attic, if you aren’t maintaining it properly, it is possible you are letting all the “bought” air out. Not only is good attic maintenance very important to keep your home’s comfort level in check and humidity levels under control, but it can also give your overall energy efficiency a big boost.
Did you know you can have too little or too much insulation? It’s important to have the right amount of insulation in order to achieve improved energy efficiency in your home.
Some of the ways the right amount of attic insulation may positively impact your energy bills are:
#1: Keeps the air IN the house.
Think of insulation to your home like you would a travel mug for your coffee. If you were to put your coffee in an un-insulated mug, your coffee would cool considerably faster; the same applies to your iced tea. An un-insulated attic allows heat to be lost in the winter and cool air to escape in the summer. The less air lost means the less money lost on your energy bills as well as your comfort levels.
#2: Optimizes ventilation.
Too much insulation can be a problem for ventilation. If you fill your attic with too much insulation, you run the risk of actually driving out ventilation in your attic. The overly stuffy atmosphere can potentially affect the rest of your house and cause your HVAC systems to work more than necessary, not to mention what it does to your home’s over all comfort levels.
If you think you need to have your attic evaluated for energy efficiency or would like to have it properly insulated, click this link to contact the service experts at Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning today.