In our blog mini-series, “Winter Energy Efficiency Tips,” the HVAC experts at Fresh Air Concepts outline several tasks the average homeowner can accomplish to better the energy efficiency of their home, thus saving them money on their monthly electricity bills. So far we have explored the Benefits of Programmable Thermostats and how to Find and Seal Air Leaks. This week we are going to look at the role Attic Insulation plays in the energy efficiency of a home.
Winter Energy Efficiency Tips: Add Attic Insulation
When was the last time you poked your head into the attic and checked the level of your insulation? Believe it or not, that fluffy stuff in your attic plays a very important role in the energy efficiency of your home. So how do you know if you have enough attic insulation?
Simply climb into your attic and look across the floor joists. Is the insulation above or below the joists? If it is below the joists, you need to add more insulation. “The recommended level for most attics is to insulate to R-38 or about 10 to 14 inches, depending on insulation type,” according to Energy Star. R-Value is a measure of the insulation’s ability to resist heat flow.
Adding sufficient attic insulation can save you as much as 30% on your heating and cooling bills annually.
If you have any questions about Winter Energy Efficiency Tips: Add Attic Insulation, please contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today! Fresh Air Concepts has won the prestigious Carrier Corp. President’s Award winner for the 7th consecutive year, becoming one of only four Factory Authorized Dealers nationwide to receive this award seven years in a row.