Regular household maintenance can be tiring, but there are benefits to keeping your home in tip top shape. Everything tends to work the way it’s meant to and there are fewer unexpected breakdowns. There is one area of your home that can be forgotten when you’re trying to keep everything clean and proper working order and that is your attic. You may ask yourself, “Is attic insulation really necessary?”, the answer is simple: Yes, it is.
Proper attic insulation will ensure that your home stays cooler during the summer months as it prevents hot air from entering your home. This means that your HVAC system won’t need to work overtime to keep your home cool as proper insulation will keep the temperature in your home consistent. Your air conditioner and your monthly utility bill will thank you for this. Insulation can save you almost 20%, if not more, a month on your monthly utility bill and your air conditioner can last longer if it’s not running full blast 24/7.
Given the climate in Florida, the effect that humidity has on the interior of your home is not a good one. Proper insulation acts as a protective barrier against humidity. Without it, eventually the humid climate will take its toll and cause dampness and mold that will spread throughout your home.
There are countless methods and materials available for insulation, and when you utilize the services of a professional company such as Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, you don’t need to worry about it being a tedious task or a hassle to complete.
There are two main methods when it comes to insulation:
This method utilizes rolls of insulation material such as fiberglass or even plastic, that is literally rolled across the area that needs to be insulated and cut to fit the exact area. Blanket installation is easier to install and more cost effective but depending on the material you use, it can have its downsides.
This ensures that all small crevices and spaces are adequately filled with insulation material using a special device. Blown in insulation may be slightly more expensive, but you can rest assured that every inch of your attic will be properly insulated without the downsides that blanket insulation has.
Since the main objective of upgrading your attic insulation is to stop unnecessary heat from entering your home. It is best to do it as soon as possible.
There are things that you need to take into consideration before upgrading your attic insulation:
Depending on the season, you want to have your attic insulation done before the summer heatwave hits.
Are you having other household maintenance or routine HVAC maintenance done? It may be more convenient to do everything at the same time as a professional contractor from Art Plumbing, AC & Electric will be able to advise you if your home needs an insulation upgrade.
Upgrading your insulation is essential, but it does depend on your budget. Speak with one of our professional and friendly comfort consultants to find an insulation method and material that works for you. You can contact us at 1-800-475-1504 for more information.
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