In our experience here at 31-W Insulation, many people do not see the benefit in insulating their attic–why worry, their reasoning goes, about keeping the attic comfortable when they never spend much time up there anyway? Well, our team is here to tell you that adding attic insulation offers a number of real and significant benefits, so we encourage you to at least consider the idea. In this article, we’ll go over a few of these benefits.
- Increases Comfort- One way in which attic insulation benefits your home is by keeping the your entire space more comfortable. In the same way that much of your body heat escapes through your head, much of the heat in your home escapes through your attic. The solution to both problems is to add a barrier to keep the heat in– a hat for your head and insulation for your attic. Attic insulation can also function as a “sun hat” in the summertime, keeping excess heat from getting through your roof.
- Reduces Energy Costs- Another benefit that attic insulation offers is reduced heating and cooling costs. By preventing heat energy from passing through your roof, attic insulation helps keep your interior air temperature consistent, meaning that your HVAC system won’t have to use so much energy to keep your home comfortable.
- Improves Indoor Air Quality- A third benefit of attic insulation is that it can improve your indoor air quality by keeping out common irritants such as dust, dirt, mold, mildew, and more. If you want to keep your home’s air supply clean, we encourage you to invest in attic insulation.