After replacing my furnace last year, I noticed that my home still felt chilly. I wondered if my new furnace was up to par or if there was something else going on. I was confident that I needed a new furnace, and in the process, was educated on why the furnace isn’t the only thing that keeps homes warm and why I needed to give equal attention to my insulation.
Attic insulation plays a critical role in maintaining a home’s temperature. In fact, the ultimate trifecta is attic insulation, attic ventilation and of course, a heating source (wood, propane, gas, electric). Hot air rises, and without proper insulation, that air will rise and escape through the attic. This can cost you an additional 30% in heating costs. With respect to ventilation, Allstar experts explain that, “poor attic ventilation can ruin insulation, create havoc with your shingles and raise energy bills.” Why is it so important to get up there and take a look? Consider these facts:
Protection from the Cold
Insulation will help you keep the desired temperature in your house all year round, protecting it against cold in winter and excess heat in summer. Talk with an expert to see which type is best for you. The range of choices include: Spray Foam, Blown In Insulation, Dense Packing, and Fiberglass Bait.
Going Green Matters. Attic insulation helps your home reduce waste and limit pollution. Limiting energy for heating and cooling can also make a big impact on your home’s carbon footprint.
Your Roof Matters
When was the last time you took a look up there? With walls in first place for insulation, the roof comes in second place accounting for approximately 25% to 30% of heat loss. That translates to big increases on BOTH your winter and summer heating costs!
No shame in wanting some peace and quiet. Putting insulation between studs is an easy way to soundproof your home. It keeps the noises out and might just give you a better night’s sleep.
Return On Investment
Go green and give yourself some bragging rights. There are many government incentives regarding green energy for domestic use, either if you want to install solar panels, solar water heating systems, or even heat pumps.
Don’t pay more than you need to heat your home. Let the experts at Allstar Construction, with over 40 years’ experience, help you stay warmer and lower your bills. Our team of experts provide professional attic insulation and venting services in the Twin Cities area. Just call 763.479.8700 or fill out our online contact form to receive a free estimate.