Whether you live in a cool northern climate or a warm weather state, it's hard to stay comfortable and keep the energy bills in check when there's not adequate insulation in the attic.
According to the Department of Energy, homes located in cold winter climates should put insulation in the attic rated to R-49 (that's about 16"-inches of fiberglass insulation); whereas homes that are located in warm weather areas should install insulation in the attic rated to R-38.
During the cold winter months these insulation levels will keep heated air from migrating out of the home. A good blanket of attic insulation can also help maintain a cooler home during summer months and reduce the load on air-conditioning equipment.
When it comes to insulation, A1 Handyman knows just how to measure and determine how much added insulation you could benefit from. Call today and have our skilled and experienced installer come to your home and identify your insulation needs.
To determine if you could benefit from additional attic insulation, simply measure the thickness of the existing insulation with a tape measure. Also note the type of insulation you currently have in place and be careful not to step through the ceiling. Then multiply the measurements by 3.14 to get the approximate R-value of your current insulation. To learn more about how your current levels of insulation compare with DOE recommendations, consult this helpful pamphlet available from Owens Corning: Homeowners Guide To Insulating.
Proper insulation in the attic is one of the best ways to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Our team of professionals from A1 Handyman can install the right amount of insulation in the attic to improve the energy-efficiency of your home. This not only improves the comfort level, but helps you save on utility costs associated with heating and cooling your home.
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