When your attic lacks the the proper attic insulation and air sealing, the effects on your home’s comfort and energy efficiency are significant. An attic that doesn’t meet insulation standards will lead to high heating and cooling costs, uncomfortable rooms, and uneven temperatures throughout your home.
We specializes in helping you solve these problems in your home. As the local member of the national Attic Systems network, we provide high quality attic insulation and air sealing services designed to make your home more comfortable and efficient. If you’re interested in saving money on your heating and cooling costs and enjoying a healthier, more comfortable home, give us a call today. We offer free estimates in Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs, Queensbury and throughout the surrounding areas.
Signs of an attic insulation problem — and how we can fix them
Uncomfortable temperatures: Is your house too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter? When your attic is under-insulated, it lacks the thermal barrier your home needs between the living space and attic. Installing blown cellulose insulation to meet recommended insulation levels will help prevent air flow between the two spaces, ensuring the air you pay to heat and cool stays in the living space.
Expensive HVAC bills: Insufficient insulation forces your HVAC system to run longer to get your home to the right temperature, which is obviously an expensive process. When your home has the recommended insulation levels, your furnace or air conditioner will be able to get your home to the temperature you want as efficiently as possible.
Uneven heating and cooling: A common home comfort complaint is that there’s one or two rooms that just won’t seem to cool down in the summer and warm up in the winter. Poor air sealing and attic insulation are often the cause of these problems. An air leak in that attic will affect the room directly below it most significantly, but it will also impact the overall home. For this reason, it’s important to have consistent air sealing and insulation throughout the attic.
Visibly inadequate insulation: You can often tell if you have enough attic insulation just by looking at it. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends having between 13-18 inches of insulation, depending upon your local climate. According to the Insulation Institute, 90% of homes in the U.S. are under-insulated, and there’s a good chance yours is too.
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