September 25, 2017

ENERGY USE INCREASES WITH POOR INSULATION

ATTIC-HEATNow that cold weather is here, you should have already made sure your heating system was functioning properly and efficiently to reduce the risk of problems down the road. While making sure everything is in working order you should have also checked to make sure you had proper attic insulation. Doing so can help you save a lot of money and energy because improper insulation:

1. Holds less heat

Improper attic insulation is inefficient at holding heat in your home. While this seems obvious enough, many people neglect insulating their attics because it doesn’t seem like a big deal. In fact, some are under the impression that adding insulation isn’t cost-effective because the attic is rarely –if ever –visited during the cold winter months. However, we sometimes forget that heat rises, so the less insulated our attics are the more heat escapes our homes.

2. Increases in wear and tear

As more heat escapes through the attic, the harder your heating system works to warm your home. Obviously, the more your heat runs, the more energy is used to heat the home. But there is a more worrisome implication involved with improper attic insulation: increased wear and tear on your heating system. Wear and tear causes your heating system to run more inefficiently, meaning that it uses up more energy every time it runs. Also, with increased wear and tear, you risk greater chances of your heating system needing maintenance or even failing.

Proper attic insulation can help you save energy during the cold weather months by efficiently keeping heat inside your home. Because heat rises, the attic needs to be properly insulated to prevent as much heat as possible from escaping. It also helps keep your heating system from running too often. The less your heat runs, the less energy you use and the less wear and tear your system experiences. Although we don’t always realize it, attic insulation is very relevant when it comes to saving energy during the cold winter months. 

For more information regarding how Anchor Heating and Air Conditioning can help keep your family and your home warm and safe this winter season, give us a call at 770-942-2873.

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