When thinking about your home, what is the first space that comes to mind? For most, it might be the living room — but what about the attic? Sure, it might just act as a storage space, but it does foster more potential than you think. What if we told you that if your attic is properly insulated that it could lower your home energy costs? Let us explain:
Lower Home Energy Costs
Just like the entryway to your home, you should pay close attention to the details of your attic since it could lower energy costs completely. Since your attic is at the very top of your home, it can make or break your heating/cooling situation completely — because this space withstands the toughest of elements first before any other part of your home. If your attic is properly insulated, it will be able to maintain a comfortable level of heat in the wintertime and can keep your home cool as a glacier in the summertime. When your attic is not insulated, it can cause inconsistency in your temperature — which will prompt you to either raise your heat or AC unit, when it’s not needed.
Reduce Carbon Footprint
When your attic is properly insulated, not only will you be lowering your home energy costs, but you’ll also be reducing your overall carbon footprint. As mentioned before, if your attic is poorly insulated, then you’ll be using an unnecessary amount of energy to heat/cool your entire home Now, when your attic is properly insulated, it will cause you to use less energy and will ultimately reduce your carbon footprint — which is an added bonus to saving money on your bills each month! A properly insulated attic will keep your home at a stable temperature and will preserve your overall unit — but how is that possible?
Preserve Your Heating/Cooling System
Just like the tires on your car, your heating/cooling system does get old and can start to break down. If you’re looking for the best way to expand the lifespan of your system, then having a properly insulated attic will do such! Think of the number of times you use your smartphone: each time you overcharge the battery, it’s lifespan will slowly decrease — and the same will happen with your heating/cooling system in a similar light (minus the battery). When your home maintains a comfortable, stable temperature, you’ll be less likely to use your heating unit — which will preserve its lifespan over time.A well-insulated attic can save you money and help keep your home comfortable all year long. Since 1983, Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air has been providing top-quality home services, including comprehensive HVAC services to homeowners throughout Memphis, Shelby, Tipton, Desoto, Tate, Marshall, and Tunica Counties. We are always available to assist you with your attic insulation needs!