Saving on Energy Costs in the Attic
Almost half of the total household energy use is usually dedicated to heating and cooling systems in most households. The attic’s role in this can be sizable because the attic heavily impacts both heating and cooling. The ductwork, vents, and fans all reside in the attic as well. This article will help you understand some factors that can impact their energy-saving costs with respect to the attic insulation they have or don’t have.
Paying attention to your attic is critical if you plan on saving costs on energy in your home. Heat loss and air leaks can increase the cost of heating or cooling your home. Several factors can contribute to heat loss and air leaks in your attic, including pull-down stairs, soffit vents, insulation, radiant barriers, the stack effect recessed lighting, and ducts/HVAC and their locations.
Some other factors that can impact the overall energy cost resulting from your attic include the insulation types and the thickness and quality of insulation materials – another reason you should pay attention to your attic’s insulation.
Some ways You Can Save On Energy Costs In Your Home.
Everyone likes an opportunity to save on expenses, so here are some ways A1 Home Insulation can help you save on energy costs.
Installing proper attic insulation can result in up to 40% savings on energy in your home. The attic is often neglected when it comes to insulation and ventilation. It’s a dark space up there, not very inspiring or inviting at all. But the attic can be something that you want to take care of as soon as possible for your energy savings sake! Insulation should be installed on both sides of the attic joists to a depth of 16 inches – something we at A1 Home Insulation ensure we do.
If you’re like most people and have your windows closed in the winter, then it’s time for an upgrade! Investing in double-paned windows will save on energy costs by up to 20%. You can go with new or used windows – as long as they are high quality and energy-efficient. Homeowners can even add storm windows to the outside of these new ones for an added energy-saving boost!
Invest in a programmable thermostat. It’s also a great idea. These allow you to set up your home heating and cooling systems so they are on only when necessary, thereby using less energy overall.
Be mindful of the HVAC system that you purchase for your home. They can be expensive and energy-intensive to operate if they are not well-matched with a house’s needs or geographic location. A1 Home Insulation experts can help advise you on which is the right HVAC system for your home and location.
You can save up to another 10% by getting an attic radiant barrier.
Ensuring that your attic is mold and moisture-free can contribute to your savings. This is because the buildup of mold and moisture in your attic can result in a damaged and inefficient HVAC system, besides the health hazards that it will cause.
While all of these are great and inspiring, an expert will need to assess your attic and HVAC system to determine what needs to be done to help you save on energy.
At A1 Home Insulation, we can help you save on cost by implementing all of the solutions listed above. We believe that saving an extra 40 – 50% of your energy costs can make a big impact on your finances.