Attic Insulation Safety
If you think you might be paying more for your heating and cooling than you should be, or if you have an older home, there’s a good chance that you don’t have enough insulation. Even newer homes may not have adequate insulation if the contractor only put in the minimum amount of insulation required by building codes. With insufficient insulation, energy loss can occur, resulting in drafty areas, higher utility bills, and an uncomfortable home climate. If you’ve been noticing these problems, it’s probably time to consult a home heating and insulation expert.
Home heating and insulation experts use tools such as infrared camera images to determine which sections of the attic need more insulation. Blue areas in infrared images reveal where cool air may be entering the home during the winter months. After identifying problem areas, home heating and insulation experts are able to seal air leaks and install new or additional attic insulation, preventing your home from losing heat and you from paying more than you should be to heat your home. Keep in mind that even the best insulation will not protect your home from the cold if it’s not installed properly.
Typical attic insulation types include cellulose, fiberglass, mineral wood, spray foam, and rigid foam. It’s also a good idea to consult an expert about attic insulation because they can identify the appropriate R-value — the insulation’s ability to resist heat flow — for your home, and that means a more comfortable home and lower utility bills. We’ve identified the best and safest attic insulation options to help you choose the right insulation for your home’s needs, including attic insulation options earning top ratings by consumers for offering the robust protection many homes require from the cold winter air.
Sufficient amounts of insulation will make a world of difference for your home as the weather gets colder. Consulting with a home heating or insulation expert who can ensure that you have the proper insulation coverage in your attic could mean that you’ll be reaching for blankets and sweaters less often and possibly even smiling when you open your next utility bill. Experts will recommend the best type of insulation for your home and ensure proper installation so that you and your family are spending less to stay more comfortable.
About the Author
This post was a contribution from Angela Stringfellow, who writes on behalf of Solvit Connecticut, an electrical, heating and air (HVAC), & plumbing services provider from CT. You can learn more about the services offered by Solvit in some of their most popular areas by following the links below: