Tampa Attic Insulation
If you are like most people, your attic is probably not a place where you spend a lot of time. If anything, you may use it for storage and only venture up there once in a while. And because it’s not a living space, you probably don’t think much about whether your attic is properly insulated and how hot or cold it gets up there throughout the year.
But a lack of attic insulation can be having a huge impact on the indoor environment in the rest of your house, whether you realize it or not. That doesn’t mean that you will necessarily be uncomfortable, but it can have impacts in hidden areas that only become obvious over time.
If you would like to learn more about the importance of insulating your home’s attic and what is involved in this process, Air National Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help. We regularly assist Tampa, FL area homeowners improve their indoor environment by installing proper attic insulation and we would be glad to do the same for you.
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Preventing Heat Gain & Loss for Energy Efficiency
As you probably know, heat rises. That means that in the winter, all of that heated air that your home heating system pumps out will slowly make its way to the highest point in your house ? your attic. You won’t necessarily feel the effects of this, however, because the state of the art system you have in place will sense the temperature in other areas of your home and produce more heat.
If you don’t have adequate attic insulation, that heat will simply continue to rise right out of the attic, leaving space for even more heat to enter and making your home heating system work even harder to maintain a comfortable temperature on the floors below. With proper attic insulation, however, you can change all that.
Rather than letting the heat escape once it reaches the highest point in your home, your attic insulation will trap the heat where it is. That will also help to keep the rest of your home warmer, a dynamic that has all kinds of long and short term benefits for you.
During the summer months, more heat is gained through the roof than any other area of the house. This is especially true if your roof is dark or uses galvanized sheeting. That means a well insulated attic is that much more critical. Why allow the radiated heat from the sun to battle with your air conditioning system?
Retrofitting attics with insulation is really very simple. Blankets or batts of fiberglass insulation can be installed both between and over top of ceiling joists to create an extra barrier that will help prevent cool air from escaping and hot air from sneaking in.
Attic Insulation Cuts Energy Bills
When your home is able to hold in all of the heat your heating system generates, your heating system does not have to work as hard. That means it uses less fuel, reducing your overall energy costs significantly. You might be surprised how much of an impact a small improvement in your attic insulation can have on your monthly energy bill. After all, you likely picked out your home heating system based in part on how energy efficient it was. You should at least be able to reap all of the benefits of that.
Lightening the load on the heating system will allow it to stay on for shorter periods of time. This reduced wear and tear can add a significant amount of time to your heating system’s life, saving you even more money in the long term because you will not have to repair it as often or replace it as quickly as you might have otherwise.
Attic Insulation Installation Experts
When you are dealing with something like attic insulation, it is important to make sure you get the job done right. And that means choosing experienced professionals with a reputation you can believe in. Air National is the company to call for attic insulation services in the Greater Hillsborough and Pinellas County, Florida area. We are always glad to new members of the community to our long list of satisfied customers. Call us today and take the first step down the road to complete attic insulation and home energy efficiency.