With freezing cold temperatures in winter and hot temperatures in summer in the Twin Cities area, your energy bills can be high at times. The amount of insulation your attic has can have an impact on how much energy your home uses on a regular basis. How does attic insulation affect energy efficiency?
Less Wear and Tear on HVAC Systems
Having proper insulation in your attic means your furnace and air conditioning systems won’t need to run as often. If they run frequently, components inside them can end up being damaged, wear out, or break down. Running less will help them last longer, so you won’t have to replace them earlier than expected.
Lower Energy Bills
When your HVAC system doesn’t run as much, this can significantly cut down on the amount of energy your home uses. Keep in mind heating and cooling make up large parts of your home’s energy usage. Attic insulation helps keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter, which can add up to notable savings on your energy bills.
Improved Indoor Comfort
When your attic is well-insulated, this prevents heated air from escaping through your roof in the winter. It also helps keep the cooler air inside and stops hot outside air from heating up your home in summer. The result is a more comfortable home interior throughout the year.
How can you tell if you don’t have enough insulation in your attic? Even if you know what to look for, you should have a professional roofer inspect your attic and determine if it needs more insulation. You might want to have this done if your energy bills have been higher than usual or if your home doesn’t feel as warm or cool as it should.
Expert roofers can add insulation to your attic in certain areas as needed. This helps make your home more energy-efficient overall while boosting the comfort of your home.
If you need your attic inspected to make sure you have enough insulation, please contact Midwest Roofing Siding & Windows to learn more about our services. We provide dependable and trustworthy attic insulation services for homeowners in the Twin Cities area.