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Poorly Insulated Attics: What are the signs and what are our solutions?

 Signs of a Poorly Insulated Attic

Uncomfortable Temperatures: When an attic is poorly insulated, a homeowner may experience uncomfortable temperatures where their house is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. An attic that is under-insulated is the cause for these uncomfortable temperatures, where it lacks a thermal barrier a home needs between the living space and attic. 

Expensive HVAC Bills: When an attic is poorly insulated, it forces your HVAC system to run harder and longer than necessary. This will cause you to have a higher energy bill. 

Uneven Heating and Cooling: Do you have a room in your house that does not seem to cool down in the summer and warm up in the winter? Well, this is a common complaint and is caused by poor air sealing and insulation in an attic. 

Visibly Inadequate Insulation: It is easy to tell if your attic is poorly insulated by simply looking at it. The U.S Department of Energy recommends having between 13-18 inches of insulation for an attic to be properly insulated. According to the Insulation Institute, 90% of homes in the U.S are under-insulated, and there’s a good chance yours is too!  

 This is what a poorly insulated can look like.

 

Listed below are a few solutions Dr. Energy Saver has to offer to fix an uncomfortable home. Of course, every house is different and may require different services to ensure the most efficient way of insulating an attic. If you are interested to see how your home can become comfortable again, give us a call at 1-855-201-5406 to schedule your FREE estimate! 

 

Solutions: How Dr. Energy Saver Fixes Under Insulated Attics

Identify Problem Areas: Once an appointment is made for a FREE estimate for your home, a certified design specialist from Dr. Energy Saver will come to your home for an inspection. It is important to first identify the problematic areas and offer solutions to the homeowner.  

Air Sealing is the most important step towards improving home comfort and energy efficiency. Air leakage causes many problems such as uneven temperatures and high energy bills. To solve the problem of air leakage, your attic must be air sealed completely. Here at Dr. Energy Saver, we understand how important air sealing is and ensure that we start with this step before adding any additional insulation to make your home more comfortable. 

Install Insulation to the correct level your home requires to ensure a comfortable and efficient home. Blown Cellulose insulation is a popular and affordable solution that can drastically improve the comfort of your home. Cellulose insulation is made from recycled materials that get ground into a fluffy, lightweight material. This material is treated with a nontoxic borate solution that gives Cellulose a Class 2 fire safety rating and makes it resistant to mold and insects. The cellulose is then blown into the cavity that needs insulation and the reality of living in a comfortable home starts instantly. There are different options for insulation depending on your attic. 

This what an attic can look like with blown cellulose installed, keeping the home properly insulated.

 

Find out which insulation is right for your house and schedule your FREE estimate with Dr. Energy Saver today at 1-855-201-5406

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