A basic law of thermodynamics says heat travels from warm to cool regions and objects. Your cozy Twin Cities home interior is constantly radiating warm air — air you paid to heat — into your attic. Attic insulation prevents losing that expensively heated air. Finances, home comfort, environmental impact, and your home’s heating plant are all affected by attic insulation.
The Twin Cities can go from -20° to 90° in six months. Using your furnace, heat pump, or boiler in winter is absolutely necessary to stay warm indoors, but inadequate attic insulation will drive up your fuel bills. Heating and cooling account for up to 50 percent of energy use in a home. Attic insulation, once installed, will keep fuel bills low all year at no additional yearly cost.
2. Home Comfort
Setting the thermostat to 68° in winter will only take you so far. Asking your family members to add layers only works for so long. Eventually you will realize your family’s comfort and health depend on warm, moist air in your Twin Cities home, throughout the cold winters. Midwest Exteriors Plus, the attic insulation installers Minneapolis homeowners depend upon for year-round comfort, can install blown-in insulation to keep your home comfortable summer and winter.
3. Environmental Impact
When your attic allows heat to conduct through your ceilings and warm up the empty attic space, your home heating plant works overtime. Your central air conditioner, too, has to work harder when summer’s heat transfers into your living space. Insufficient attic insulation means your Twin Cities home will use more energy and burn more fossil fuels than a neighbor with a properly insulated attic. All those greenhouse gases and carbon monoxide are not good for our Minnesota air.
Your heat pump, furnace or boiler have to work overtime to keep out the cold attic air. Cold air is denser than hot air, so it will seep down through any little opening, just as your warm home air will move right up into the attic. Proper attic insulation puts a stop to this heat loss transfer. Your home’s heating plant does not have to work as hard, and will last longer, with fewer repair calls.
Four good reasons to contact us at Midwest Exteriors Plus, Inc. are windows, siding, roofing, and, of course, attic insulation. We are the attic insulation installers Minneapolis homeowners have come to trust.