How Attic Insulation Affects Comfort and Energy Efficiency

How Attic Insulation Affects Comfort and Energy Efficiency

For attics, the saying, “out of sight, out of mind” can certainly apply. Attics are often the forgotten part of a home when it comes to air quality concerns. But neglecting the attic in your Largo-area home, can result in energy waste and air conditioning challenges throughout your home. Attic insulation can make a significant difference in savings and indoor comfort.

Why Attic Insulation Is so Important

For those homes with attics in our area, in order to make your HVAC system more energy efficient, it is important to add insulation to the attic and ensure air circulation is efficient. As we approach the warmer months, when you will need cooling, attic insulation will prevent the cool air in the rooms below from being affected by attic temperatures. Insulation in the attic will reduce the transfer of heat and prevent the loss of much-needed air conditioning.

If the air in the attic is affecting temperatures in your home, this will affect the efficiency of the air conditioning unit. Your system will have to work harder to achieve and maintain the right temperatures, and this increases energy consumption.

Adding Attic Insulation

There are many factors that you will need to consider when adding or upgrading attic insulation. It is best to consult a professional to ensure that the job is done correctly.

  • You will need to have enough insulation to cover the areas to be insulated, both in breadth and in depth.

  • The insulation will need to be the right level or R-Value to effectively prevent heat transfer.

  • There are different types of insulation such as loose fill, fiberglass, and blanket. The types of insulation you use can be determined by the layout of your attic, for example. Your contractor will determine what type will be most effective for your home.

United Air Conditioning has been providing service to the Tampa Bay area since 1961. Our technicians have the knowledge to keep you energy efficient and comfortable in your Largo-area home. For more information about attic insulation or our general HVAC services please feel free to contact us at 727-531-0496. We look forward to serving you.

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