Have you been messing with the thermostat but your house just won’t stay cool? It might be time for new or better insulation in your attic. When the hot summer heat is beating down on your home, your attic is the first place to see higher temperatures. If your attic isn’t properly insulated then your house will heat up along with it.
The easy solution to an overheated home is to get the insulation checked in your attic. Heat can be absorbed by the hard materials that make up your home and is likely to be transferred downstairs into your living area, creating an uncomfortable environment.
Attic insulation creates air pockets that slow the heat from attempting to flow through your home. Installing proper insulation can help your HVAC system run more efficiently and will keep you from turning down the thermostat, resulting in lower energy bills.
Attic Insulation Benefits
- Better indoor air quality: Poor insulation can allow dust, dirt, mold, and mildew to enter your home.
- Keeping pests away: Some insulations are coated with borate, which can affect pests such as roaches, ants, and more, by causing a disruption in their stomachs and affecting their nervous systems. It does not affect your family or pets.
- Lower utility bills: You can save up to 30% on your utility bills by getting better insulation in your attic.
- Safer home structure: Insulation can help prevent gradual damage to your home caused by heat and moisture.
If you believe you need to replace your attic’s insulation, give your local pest control company a call today to receive a FREE attic inspection. Get back to enjoying a cooler summer indoors!