Many homeowners think that if the walls of their home are properly insulated, then they’re good to go. However, while wall insulation will help insulate their house, homeowners should never underestimate the importance of proper attic insulation. Insulating your attic does two main things to improve the energy efficiency within your home.
First, attic insulation will keep the warm air produced by your heating system in the winter from rapidly escaping through the roof of your home. Since warmer air naturally rises, it is important that there is an insulation barrier preventing heat from escaping. Not only will this make your home warmer and cozier during the winter months, but it will allow your heater to not have to work as hard to keep your home warm, ultimately reducing what you pay for heating during the winter.
Second, attic insulation is also able to keep your home cool during long, hot, summer days when the sun is blazing overhead. Insulating your attic keeps the hot air that often builds up in the attic of your home during the summer from descending and filling up the rooms of your home with warm air. Even just a little bit of hot air that builds up in your attic can reduce the efficiency of your home’s cooling system and make your cooling bills skyrocket.
Insulating your attic will ultimately make your home a more comfortable place to live all-year round and will help you save on your utility bills. If the insulation in your attic is limited or if it lacks any insulation, contact us at Polk County Insulation—we can help you discover the benefits of attic insulation for your Winter Haven or Lakeland, Florida home.