Having the proper amount of attic insulation in your house is an important factor in keeping your heating bills under control. Insulation will help keep your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. When your house has the correct amount of insulation, you will have a comfortable environment inside your home without having to overwork your HVAC system; this, in turn, can help save money on your energy bill.
The amount of insulation that is needed for a house is determined by the climate that you live in and also by how your house is constructed. Factors such as the materials that are used in your roofing and your siding are important. The number of doors and windows that your house has, along with the size, construction, and type of ventilation your house has will also play a part in determining how much insulation is needed. The size of your house is also a major consideration since larger houses need more insulation than smaller houses do.
There are many areas of your house that need to be properly insulated but the most important area in your house is the attic. This is because insufficient attic insulation can greatly increase your energy bills by will making your HVAC system work harder. As a general rule, an attic should have about 12 inches of insulation. If the insulation is about level with or is below the floor joists, you will probably need more insulation. If you cannot see the floor joists because the insulation is well above them, then your insulation is probably sufficient. The condition of the current insulation, along with whether or not the insulation is uniformly spread in the attic, is also important.
The experts at Priceless Plumbing Heating & Air, who have years of experience with installing insulation, will be able to assist you in determining if you need any additional insulation. This will also help you determine the proper type of insulation with the correct R-value needed for your house. Our installation experts will make certain your house is properly insulated. Call today for a consultation.