It’s summer, and the temperature inside your home keeps rising. Sometimes it’s not your AC unit. It could be your attic is too hot and is affecting your home’s overall temperature. Improper ventilation and insulation at this part of the house can make your air conditioners work twice as hard than it should, which in turn, increases your power bill. Fixing these issues by installing these properly can bring down both the temperature as well as your costs.
Why Proper Insulation for Your Attic Is Important
Building materials transfer excessive heat throughout the home if insulation is insufficient. This causes you’re A/C to work even harder to keep you comfortable. However, it is not as easy as just adding an additional layer of insulation to the existing one.
Air Sealing: Insulation slows down heat transfer from both its sides. Unfortunately, air pockets can reduce its effectiveness by redistributing the heat. This is why it’s important to air seal the all holes before adding more insulation.
Spray Foam: Spray foam insulation on the underside of your roof can significantly decrease attic heat transfer.
Attic Access Sealing: Because attic access ceiling covers normally don’t seal properly, insulating this area helps keep the heat out.
Duct Insulation: Having ducts in the attic properly insulated is important for an efficient system.
How Proper Ventilation for Your Attic Cools Down Your Home
If heat is trapped in the attic, the heat eventually travels down into the house. Having proper ventilation in place keeps this from happening. By installing roof mount solar-powered exhaust fans, you will greatly improve the ventilation in your attic. These exhaust fans start spinning when sun shines on the fan and does not require any other electrical source. Not only does this help your air conditioning system work more efficiently, you also do not add to your power bill by installing this fan.
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Contact Hobaica Services today for your Comfort Evaluation @ www.hobaica.com or 602-995-0387