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Why Getting Attic Insulation Can Help You Save on Energy Costs

Mineral wool attic insulationMany people don’t know that non-insulated attics are one of the main culprits of heat loss inside homes. In fact, many homeowners tend to neglect this part of their houses and end up spending more money just to maintain the right indoor temperature. Even with attic insulation like fiberglass or cellulose, you may still not be getting the most out of your home’s heating system.

Energy Loss and Heat Transfer

When the sun hits the roof of your house, the heat that it transfers is done through the process of emission. This means that heat travels through empty space instead of through direct contact, which is more common with convection and conduction heat transfer. This makes it more difficult for your house to maintain a regulated temperature, as it is subject to the heat of the sun during summer and the cold of the snow and rain during winter.

In situations like these, adding regular insulation just won’t cut it. After a certain point, insulation simply can’t absorb any more heat, thus lowering its efficiency. It’s best to resort to insulation which can reflect rather than absorb heat like radiant barrier insulation. This allows you to keep the temperature of your house separate from that of the outside environment and not expend additional energy to keep everything cozy inside.

Reasons to Insulate Your Attic

Aside from saving on energy costs, there are several other advantages to installing proper insulation in your home’s attic.

  • When used with air sealing, it can help deter the formation of ice dams in the winter.
  • Uneven temperatures around the home can be stabilized and properly regulated, especially if there are undetectable leaks inside the walls, ceilings and floors.
  • Since heat naturally rises, the attic can become a literal greenhouse with all the heat being concentrated there. Good insulation can distribute this heat transfer evenly and not have your cooling system expend more energy to keep the temperature regulated.
  • If you already have existing insulation, check to see if it contains asbestos. This normally does not pose a problem if this part of the house is sealed off. However, this may become exposed when renovating your home, so it’s best to get professionals to remove it altogether and replace it with a safer alternative.

eShield has been a trusted partner among homeowners for many years now. We specialize in the installation and maintenance of all types of home insulation. If you want to learn more about the various services that we offer, call us now at 866-978-9170 . You can also get in touch with us through our Contact Us page.