July 9, 2019
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Installing new attic insulation is one of the most effective ways to improve indoor comfort and reduce energy costs year-round. Is it time to upgrade your attic insulation?

Signs of an Under-Insulated Attic

Here’s how to tell if your attic needs an insulation upgrade.

High Energy Bills

High energy bills can mean heat is seeping down from the attic in the summer and escaping through the attic in the winter.

Indoor Drafts

Drafts occur when indoor heat rises into an under-insulated attic, creating a suction effect that pulls outside air in.

Hot Upstairs

Upstairs rooms often become hot in the summer when attic heat seeps down through gaps in attic insulation.

Ice Dams

Ice dams on your roof in the winter are a sign that indoor heat is escaping into the attic, melting snow on the roof.

How Attic Insulation Works

  1. Indoor heat naturally rises.

  2. If the attic is under-insulated, heat seeps down into your living spaces.

  3. If the attic is well insulated, unwanted heat stays out of your home.

Benefits of Proper Insulation

Proper attic insulation offers more benefits than you may think.

  • More stable comfort

  • Cooler upstairs rooms

  • Greater energy efficiency

  • Lower energy bills

  • Fewer indoor drafts

  • Fewer HVAC repairs

Wondering if it’s time for new attic insulation?
Book a home energy audit to find out!

Is it time to upgrade your attic insulation?

Find out by booking a home energy audit!


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