Approximately 9 out of 10 homes do not have sufficient attic insulation. Why? It’s an additional cost for home builders and is not required by local building codes. Unfortunately, most homeowners are unaware that attic insulation cannot only greatly impact personal comfort and longevity of their entire home, but also save a substantial amount of money on your home cooling costs!
The number one source of air leaks in a typical home is through the ceiling, walls, and floors. Adding attic insulation is one of the most basic and cost-effective ways to increase the value and comfort of your home while reducing energy bills. Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing attic insulation or if you are in the process of building a new home, insulation king can take care of all of your attic insulation needs. Call us today for your free in-home energy consultation!
85% of homes in the US are not energy-efficient due to inadequate levels of insulation. The department of energy recommends an R–38 value of fiberglass insulation for homes in the greater Atlanta area. without these proper standards of insulation, hot or cold air (depending on the season) moves through the roof and then into your living area. Fiberglass insulation traps the hot or cold air in the attic so that your living area stays at a consistent, comfortable temperature year round. Adding fiberglass blown insulation is the easiest and most cost-effective way to save money on your energy bills. Other benefits of fiberglass insulation are increased comfort of living area, extended life of your HVAC unit, noise control, condensation control, and energy conservation.
Hot air rises and cool air falls, therefore this continuous motion causes an insufficiently insulated home or living area to become uncomfortable because warm places become cooler and vice versa. During the winter months, heated air flows into the garage, basement or attic. The attic is where most of the heat is lost during the winter months. Ensuring adequate levels of fiberglass insulation will prevent this heat loss.
Simply put, insulation is the quickest return on investment of all energy upgrades, and is certainly the first place to start when you want to increase the efficiency and comfort of your home.