Most homeowners know about the potential savings you can make by investing in better insulation. Did you know that the attic can also be responsible for up to 25% of your home's energy loss? At USA Insulation, we offer an attic insulation energy savings calculator to help you figure out how much you could save with better insulation.
While it's true that installing attic insulation costs a bit of money, the energy savings that it provides can quickly cover the initial installation cost. Attic insulation keeps the cold air from your A/C system inside during the summer, and it keeps warm air in during the winter. There are other benefits associated with attic insulation.
What Is Attic Insulation?
Attic insulation comes in many forms. Many people who want to turn their attic into a liveable space choose to use spray foam insulation or fiberglass batting. However, if you only use your attic for storage, it's more common (and less expensive) to use blown-in attic insulation instead. Blow-in insulation is the primary type of attic insulation we offer at USA Insulation.
Blown-in attic insulation works slightly differently than other types of insulation. Instead of sitting confined behind a wall, our cellulose insulation is out in the open. First, we make sure to install baffles for proper airflow if your home doesn't have them. Then, we add insulation until we reach the correct depth and R-value.
Our attic insulation is different because it's a premium cellulose material. This product has the following benefits:
- Year-round temperature preservation: keeps cold out and warmth in during winter, and keeps cold in and heat out during summer
- Energy efficiency: less temperature and energy loss means lower energy bills
- Health and safety: Properly-installed attic insulation discourages mold and mildew growth and helps prevent ice formation in the winter
Today is a better time than ever to get attic insulation. Consider making an appointment when temperatures are moderate - before you start spending extra on your heating and electrical bills. You can save even more thanks to the tax credits of up to $1,200 for energy-efficiency home upgrades.
How Can Attic Insulation Save You Money?
As you know, heat rises. In the wintertime, any heat in your home will want to escape through the roof. If you don't have enough insulation against temperature changes, this heat will dissipate much more quickly.
Attic insulation can also save you money in the summer through a slightly different process. Since cold air doesn't rise, you don't have to worry about cold air escaping through your roof as much. However, you do need to worry about outside heat coming into your home and raising inside temperatures.
In the summertime, heat penetration through the roof of your home is the enemy. When the sun beats down on your roof, it heats up, and this heat can gradually leak through into your home. However, attic insulation will slow or stop this heat leakage, making it so your air conditioner needs to run less often.
At USA Insulation, we can give you a free quote to see how much our attic insulation might cost you. We also offer a free attic insulation energy savings calculator so you can see just how much you could save.
Give us a call today for your free attic insulation estimate - the faster you get our high-quality insulation installed in your home, the quicker you will start saving on your monthly energy bills!