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Attic Insulation: Is this the Solution for you?

Monday, January 29th, 2018 by Sara Figueroa


An attic that does meet insulation standards will lead to high heating and cooling costs, uncomfortable rooms and uneven temperatures throughout your home. Does this sound familiar? Many homes are under-insulated which causes an uncomfortable home. The solution is to call the experts at Dr. Energy Saver of CT to help find you a solution. We offer different types of insulation to satisfy every attic’s need! 

Here is a list of common issues in an uncomfortable home…

Uncomfortable temperatures: Is your house too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter? When your attic is under-insulated, it lacks the thermal barrier your home needs between the living space and attic. Installing blown cellulose insulation to meet recommended insulation levels will help prevent air flow between the two spaces, ensuring the air you pay to heat and cool stays in the living space.

Expensive HVAC bills: Insufficient insulation forces your HVAC system to run longer to get your home to the right temperature, which is obviously an expensive process. When your home has the recommended insulation levels, your furnace or air conditioner will be able to get your home to the temperature you want as efficiently as possible.

Uneven heating and cooling: A common home comfort complaint is that there are one or two rooms that just won't seem to cool down in the summer and warm up in the winter. Poor air sealing and attic insulation are often the cause of these problems. An air leak in that attic will affect the room directly below it most significantly, but it will also impact the overall home. For this reason, it's important to have consistent air sealing and insulation throughout the attic.

Visibly inadequate insulation: You can often tell if you have enough attic insulation just by looking at it. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends having between 13-18 inches of insulation, depending upon your local climate. According to the Insulation Institute, 90% of homes in the U.S. are under-insulated, and there's a good chance yours is too.

Here are our complete attic insulation services…

  • Blown-in cellulose insulation
  • Rigid foam insulation
  • Radiant barriers
  • Air sealing
  • Duct sealing
  • Duct insulation
  • Ice dam prevention
  • Attic mold prevention

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Interested in having your attic evaluated by a Home Energy Specialist? Give us a call for a free, no obligation estimate! 800-328-1081

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