If your energy costs are out of control, poor attic insulation may be to blame. While having proper insulation is not a mandatory part of home ownership, it can help make your home more energy efficient. When your home is more efficient, it’s eases the strain on your bank account and on the environment.

Savings, Comfort and Environmental Awareness

oc_pinkpanther_house_Picture 1Insulation creates a barrier between the heated and unheated spaces in your home, which keeps the air from seeping out. This allows your heating and cooling system to work more efficiently. The end results of this are cooler temperatures in the summer, and warmer temperatures in the winter.

If your home is well insulated, your heating and HVAC unit doesn’t have to work as hard. As a result, the amount of energy you use is reduced and your utility bill goes down. Also, the less energy you use, the fewer greenhouse gasses you release into the environment.

The U.S Department of Energy recommends investing in insulation for your home as it is a sound investment that will pay for itself in lower utility bills.  You can find the formula for calculating your savings at the Energy.gov website

How to Get Attic Insulation Installed

Getting your attic insulated is as simple as calling a certified contractor. Before you settle on a contractor, make sure the company is properly licensed and insured. Also, check with the Better Business Bureau to see if the company has complaints against them.

If you want to improve energy efficiency in your home, attic insulation is a good place to start. When you consider all the benefits, adding insulation to your attic is a worthwhile investment.

Midwest Exteriors Plus is your Twin Cities expert for ensuring that your home is properly insulated against the cold of a Minnesota winter and the summer’s heat. Contact us today discover how adding Owens Corning insulation in your attic can  keep you warm when the temperatures drop.