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Why Attic Insulation Installation Is Important?

Jul 20

Attic insulation installation can prevent gradual damage to your home, caused by heat and moisture. Moreover, it can help in preventing water vapor from seeping in and eroding your walls. More than just a storage space, your attic serves your house. It is intended to act as a barrier against heat, cold, and humidity for your home. But you need your attic to be adequately insulated if you want the upper part of your house to function effectively.

Why Attic Insulation Installation Is Important?

Ninety percent of US single-family homes, according to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), are inadequately insulated. Your home's safety, effectiveness, and comfort could be compromised if your attic isn't insulated or hasn't been insulated in years. What advantages do you get from insulating your attic? Find out more below.

Lower bill for utilities

Heating and cooling consume 50% to 70% of the energy consumed in an average American home. If your house is not insulated or properly insulated it will cost you more trying to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. How much can you save by insulating your attic? Based to the Environmental Protection Agency, you could save around fifteen percent on cooling and heating cost (or around 11 percent on your total energy bills) through air-sealing your house and insulating attics as well as crawl spaces, floors, and floors. The amount you save will depend on several aspects, such as the lifestyle of your family, your house's layout, and the choice of the heating system however, you can count on huge savings on energy, which translate into huge savings in dollars. 

Securer home structure

Insulating your attic is a good way to help to prevent the gradual destruction of your home's structure, due to the heat and humidity. It keeps the water vapor from getting into and eroding the walls. It also helps to reduce the accumulation of heat in your attic. This can cause the shingles of your roof to expand and break or cause the plywood of your deck to become soft. It stops snow dams from developing as melting snow melts and forms a ridge on the roof's edge. Additionally, insulation of your attic could prevent the growth of mold from growing in humid cool, moist areas. Insulation prevents these issues from happening by limiting any effects caused by condensation.

The quality of indoor air is improved

The outdoor air pollution, such as dust dirt, mold mildew, and much more can get into your home via air leaks due to poor insulation. With time the accumulation of airborne contaminants can affect the quality of your indoor air. By insulating your attic, you can stop the spread of pollutants through your home and allow your family members to breathe more easily and enjoy a cleaner atmosphere. Furthermore, installing new insulation San Jose will remove any contaminants that have been residing on your old insulation.

Better indoor comfort

The heat naturally flows from cooler to warmer areas. In addition, homes equipped with the latest cooling and heating systems can create extreme temperature fluctuations if they are inadequately insulated. It means that your home may become warmer or colder when temperatures change outside and rooms on higher floors could differ significantly in temperature from rooms located on floors below. A temperature differential between 10 and fifteen degrees across floors of your home is a certain indication that your house has insufficient insulation. The majority of bedroom spaces in U.S. homes are located on the upper floors. Therefore, the addition of insulation is an excellent option to provide comfort late at night as well as in the early morning in morning when temperatures reach the lowest.

Much less HVAC use and wear

Older homes are generally cold and drafty. Poor San Jose attic insulation could cause you to have your HVAC and air conditioning systems operate at a higher rate to keep the temperature consistent. These fluctuations in temperature can become much more extreme when ductwork is running across the roof. A properly insulated attic prevents cold air from congealing at lower levels as the temperature rises, which means less wear and wear and tear on your HVAC system. By reducing heat loss during the summer and less heat loss in winter, you'll lower the amount of your family's dependence on the cooling and heating systems, and also maintain the comfort of your indoor temperature all year round.

Need help with attic insulation installation San Jose at home? Contact us today.

ESI Heating & Cooling San Jose

1900 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124

(408) 539-1846