Moving to Florida from an area that has more defined seasons can make you wonder why insulation is so important when you take winter out of the picture. The truth of the matter is that sufficient attic insulation is just as important in Florida as it is anywhere else. You may not require the same R-value as northern climates, but if you do not have enough, you’ll experience higher utility bills and less comfort in your home. Furthermore, your HVAC system will need to work harder, so it won’t last as many years.
Whether you opt for fiberglass or blow-in insulation, be sure you have enough attic insulation. Some types can be added to the existing, but in other cases, the old attic insulation should be removed before putting in the right amount of new insulation.
There are a number of factors to consider when determining how much attic insulation you need and what R-value should be attained, if possible. You should definitely consider upgrading your attic insulation if you currently have less than R-22. Typically, homes require between R-22 and R-49, depending on location, building design, and other factors.
Your best way to find out if you have enough attic insulation or how much more you need is to call an insulation professional. If you live in Auburndale, Winter Haven, Lakeland, or the surrounding areas in Florida and you want someone with plenty of experience, call us at Polk County Insulation. We have over 20 years of experience and can assess your home to determine if it needs additional attic insulation or insulation in other areas, as well as the right amount. You can save on heating and cooling costs, making the benefits of proper attic insulation extend all year long.