Nowadays, saving money wherever you can around the house is more important than ever. That can be tough to do, though, especially when you’re spending hundreds of dollars each month on your utility bills. It’s not like you can just shut off the heat in the winter and the air conditioner in the summer. While HVAC units are more energy efficient than they used to be, it seems like they still suck up more energy than they should. But instead of blaming your heating and cooling units, it may be time to blame the insulation in your attic for your high electricity bills! The proper type and amount of attic insulation in Fargo, ND can do wonders to reduce your monthly energy costs:
- Insulation keeps air in: Anyone who owns a home or has any experience in the real estate industry could tell you that the number one job of insulation is to keep heat and cool air inside of your home. The last thing you want is your hot and cool air seeping through your walls and roof. The better insulated your attic and walls, the less hard your AC and heating units have to work to keep your house at a comfortable temperature. The less your units are working, the lower your bills will be.
- Insulation keeps air out: The second function of insulation is to protect hot and cold air from creeping into your home during the summer and winter. You may have noticed that older homes are hotter in the summer and colder in the winter. That’s usually because the walls are poorly insulated and that outside air easily penetrates the walls. Even though you don’t spend much time in your attic, properly insulating the walls and ceiling can do wonders to keep your home comfortable for the season. The better you’re able to keep the outside air outside, the lower your energy bill will be each month.
- Determining what you need: Each insulation you see on the market—and there are many different kinds—has what’s called an R-value. The R-value is a number assigned to the material which measures its resistance to heat transfer. The greater the R-value, the more effective the material. Of course, the higher the R-value, the more expensive the material tends to be. When it comes to installing attic insulation in a place like Florida, you can get away with using a low R-value insulation. However, when it comes to attic insulation in Fargo, ND, you probably want to choose an insulation material with a higher R-value. You’ll spend more up front, but you’ll save more over the lifespan of your home. Additionally, higher-quality materials will last for the duration of the time you live in your home and won’t need to be maintained.
Give Interstate Insulation a call today to learn more about attic insulation, or to schedule a consultation with one of our experts. We have years of experience installing a variety of different types of insulation that are all guaranteed to keep your energy bills down this summer and into the winter!
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