The Importance of Proper Attic Insulation

The Importance of Proper Attic Insulation

Insulation is necessary to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. One of the most effective places to add insulation is in the attic, which is where it is often placed in new home construction. When this space is protected, your energy bills throughout the year will drop. However, over time, insulation wears down, allowing heat to seep into or out of your home.

At Trademark Home Services, we want to help protect your home. Adding attic insulation intermittently over time will help you save money on heating and cooling costs and will keep your home protected from the harsh rays of the sun.

Stop Heat Migration

Heat moves through surfaces. In the winter, the heat in your home will rise through the ceiling and right through the roof if you don’t have the proper amount insulation.

In summer, the opposite effect occurs: heat radiates in through your roof, builds up in the attic space, and starts pressing down on the ceiling over your living areas. This can often make your living area uncomfortably warm and forces your air conditioner to work overtime.

Protect Your HVAC

When you stop the heat from migrating through to your living space, you effectively keep your home cooler in the summer. Your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard and won’t wear down as quickly. In fact, proper insulation levels are a passive form of air conditioner maintenance that extend the life of your unit while making it more efficient at the same time.

Without proper attic insulation, your Sugar Land HVAC unit may run constantly as it tries to cool your home. Protect your air conditioner and keep your home more comfortable by investing in extra insulation for your attic space.

More Than Insulation

However, it’s important to note that properly insulating an attic involves more than just rolling out a few batts of insulation. You need to make sure that you have proper airflow so that hot air in the space can escape. This means keeping soffit vents open or installing in a fan if necessary.

Get an Inspection Today

If you’ve been searching for a way to make your home more energy efficient, let Trademark Home Services add insulation to your attic. With additional insulation in this space, you will make your home easier to cool in the summer and ensure that you stay warm in winter. Call our team at (281) 819-5852 to schedule your consultation on insulation services.