Energy bills are increasing steadily every year as we use more of the air conditioner and heater. Looking specifically at the warm summers, as a result of global warming, it’s becoming harder every year to keep homes cool. One simple fix is to turn on a fan to help circulate the air in your home. However, the weakness behind a fan is not only that it’s not as effective as an air conditioner that can cool multiple rooms at once, but it also does not have the ability to change the temperature on its own. In other words, something that can manually adjust the temperature is necessary for a fan to circulate it; that “something’ is the air conditioner. Residents become trapped between a rock and a hard place. Residents can either waste hundreds of dollars keeping the air conditioning on or blow hot air around their homes with a fan.
By updating or adding proper insulation to your home, you instantly affect your energy consumption in a positive way. Cooler households in the summer mean less air condition. If you live in a colder area, then insulation will work to help keep your home warmer. Adding attic insulation, specifically, helps keep air from being trapped in your attic or leaving your home altogether. In the winter, insulation will prevent warm air from rising to the attic. In the summer, the cool air won’t escape your home. Ultimately, this means that you’ll be able to save money on energy every year as you won’t be needing to turn your heater or air conditioner on as often.
Now that you’re aware of just what attic insulation can do for you, let’s talk more specifically about insulation itself.