Friday, August 26th, 2016 by Kelsey Harrison
The extreme heat is back and temperatures are rising in your home and especially in your attic, keeping your air conditioner working overtime to keep the rest of your home cool. During the summer, attic temperatures reach 150 degress or even higher. Having a hot attic and little insulation between the attic and the rest of your home means that on a hot day like today, this heat is leaking into your home through your ceilings.
This hot air leaking into your home drastically increases the cost of cooling your home. Proper attic insulation and ventilation will help to reduce rising temperatures in your attic which affects the rest of your home. Depending on the age of your home, you may have little or no insulation in the attic. Your attic insulation could be compressed and less effective. Either way, you could be losing cooling and heating dollars every day.
An investment for your home in adding additional attic insulation can make a huge difference. Considering that approximately 40% or more goes to heating and cooling costs, adding attic insulation will help you in at least 3 ways: 1) save money on cooling and heating bills; 2) gives your furnace and air conditioner a break, and 3) improves the comfort of your home.
Call Complete Home Solutions today for help in determining in you need additional attic insulation or help in finding ways to make your home more comfortable!
Check out the temperature differential in this house - it's HOT upstairs!