Attic Insulation for Energy-Efficient Homes
In American homes, both heating and cooling account for over half of the energy expenditure. Reducing your energy bills requires not only choosing the best heating and cooling system for your home; to complement your heating and cooling system, you also need to have effective insulation that will enable your home to remain cool during the warmer months and warm during the cooler months.
Effective home insulation is comprised of three important elements: Attic Insulation, Ventilation, and Radiant Barrier.
Warm air naturally moves to areas in a home that have cooler air. Through effective insulation of the attic, the air in areas that are air-conditioned is separated from the air in the attic. In turn, this translates to less heat transfer, more efficient function of the heating and cooling system, and lower energy bills. As an added benefit, upgrading the insulation of the attic can make your home quieter.
Ventilation, when done correctly, ensures that the areas you want to keep cool or warm stays that way while keeping moisture out. On top of that, proper ventilation contributes to greater energy efficiency.
Your home’s roofs may serve as a barrier against the elements. However, without proper insulation, roofs can facilitate the entry of heat into your living spaces, making your cooling system work doubly harder. A Radiant Barrier minimizes the heat that comes into your house, which means that your air-conditioning does not need to work double time to keep your home cool. In turn, this translates to lower energy costs.
The importance of insulation
Heat naturally flows to cooler areas. During the cooler months, heat will flow to the rooms that are unheated, including your attic. During the warmer season, heat flows from outdoors into your home. Insulation maximizes the performance of your heating and cooling systems by limiting the circulation of heat in areas where it shouldn’t be.
Owens Corning Atticat Blown-In Insulation
Owens Corning AttiCat Expanding Blown-In Insulation is a quick and easy, clean, safe and reliable means of insulating your home.
– Quick and easy to install, typical jobs take less than 4 hours.
– No mess, low dust system expands completely inside machine.
– Safe and reliable, fully enclosed system.
– Expanding Blown-In PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Insulation R-30 through R-60.
Why upgrade your insulation?
Even if your home has insulation, that insulation may either be improperly installed or inadequate for your family’s current needs. On top of that, insulation degrades over time, hence the need to have your insulation checked by professionals.
Here at Hollister Roofing, we provide free energy conservation inspections which allow homeowners to make an informed decision about home insulation as well as the advantages of options like blown-in insulation.
To know how Hollister Roofing Inc., can help you achieve an energy efficient home and improve the air quality and comfort in your home, give us a call at 831-636-0188 or fill out our free estimate form today.