Attic Insulation & Ventilation: Your Ticket To Comfort
Every year thousands of homeowners face a certain problem. Whether it be the dead of winter or the height of summer, they are miserable in their own homes. This is because their houses lack certain insulation and ventilation features that keep them comfortable and well-maintained during the more extreme weather conditions that may kick up during certain months.
Perhaps you are facing the same dilemma as well. You’ve done everything that you can think of. You’ve replaced your windows, retooled your heating and cooling system, and even got wise to shutting the door when you’re not using a room. Yet you are still cold, still hot, and your energy bill is still spiking. What is wrong?
The first thing you have to ask yourself is whether or not you have an attic in your house. It doesn’t matter if this attic is being used or not. If you have one, chances are that it’s not properly insulated or ventilated. Are you using an attic? Go upstairs and check out the conditions. If you’re having heating and cooling issues in your home, we bet that the moment you walk into your attic you are inundated with pure chill or heat waves unlike ever felt before.
Your attic serves as your first line of defense when it comes to extreme weather conditions outside your home. Consider the fact that hot air rises. During the winter, when you are blasting your furnace, your fireplace, or electric heaters, all that air is escaping upward and through your attic. Air that you could be using to keep your family warm during the winter.