Attic Insulation Services
Attic insulation is one of the most integral components of home energy efficiency. While installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment is important, if your home’s insulation does not hold in heated and cooled air, a lot of energy is still lost. Because heating and cooling account for more than half of your total energy budget, adequate attic insulation can have a significant effect on your energy bill.
The Importance Of Insulation
Your home’s insulation is a key determinant of how much heated and cooled air it will retain. Insulation is designed to resist heat, which is attracted to cooler regardless of the season. Here’s what happens:
During the summer months, insulation prevents outside heat from entering your home, keeping your cooling load at a minimum and decreasing the duration and intensity of your air conditioner’s operation. During winter, insulation holds your home’s heat in, reducing your heating load and energy expenditures.
Attic insulation is a key component of whole-home energy efficiency. This is because your attic is easily accessible, and upgrading attic insulation can significantly decrease energy usage.
Upgrading your attic insulation offers three significant benefits:
- Improved energy efficiency and decreased heating and cooling bills
- Increasing your home comfort
- Increasing your home’s value and appeal to potential buyers
Selecting The Right Insulation – R-values
It is critical to select the right kind of insulation for your attic. Energy Star, a government program for improved energy efficiency, recommends a minimum value of R-50 for Ontario. This number reflects the insulation necessary for an uninsulated attic.
Types of Insulation
Because most attics are generally open spaces, several types of insulation are ideal for attics:
- Batts and rolls are ideal for larger spaces, such as those between joists or rafters
- Loose-fill insulation is best for hard-to-reach or irregularly shaped areas, as it can be blown into these areas, and easily adheres
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