Now that winter is here, the warm days are fading into chilly nights, so investing in your home’s energy efficiency can help you start saving money right away. One way to do that is to invest in additional insulation for your attic, if your current level of insulation is not adequate. In fact, upgrading your attic insulation is one of the most cost-effective investments that you can make to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, homes in the Peachtree City area should have attic insulation values between R-30 and R-60. An insulation’s R-value indicates it’s resistance to heat transfer. Whether your attic is uninsulated now or already has some insulation, adding additional insulating material to bring your total insulation value up to R-60 could save you enough money in just a few heating and cooling seasons to pay back your investment.
Installing attic insulation is relatively simple compared to insulating other parts of your house’s structure, such as walls and inaccessible flooring. Loose-fill insulating material made from fiberglass or cellulose can be blown into your attic space to the depth required to reach your desired R-value. Additionally, you can unroll batts of fiberglass insulation and cut them to fit your attic floor.
Trained insulating specialists usually can complete your insulating job in just a few hours. In addition to laying down or blowing in the insulating material, they also will seal any spots in your attic that allow heated or cooled air to leak out of your living areas, such as spaces around chimneys or openings in your ceilings where vents, ducts or other utilities lead into your attic.
For more information about attic insulation, or for help installing insulation in your home, contact the experts at Powers Heating & Air. Our expert staff serves residential and commercial customers in Peachtree City and the surrounding areas. We are available by appointment for your convenience, or on an emergency basis seven days a week.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree, GA and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about attic insulation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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