A properly insulated and sealed attic can help reduce your heating and cooling costs, which translates into big savings—and increased efficiency—for you and your home.
Your attic’s plumbing stacks, vents, ductwork, electrical wires and other structural penetrations often have gaps around them, allowing the conditioned air in your home to escape into the attic. This can cause air drafts and increase your energy bill. Use caulk and spray foam sealant to fill these gaps, cracks and holes.
Sealing air leaks in a home with gas appliances should be done by a professional.
Your attic’s access point can be a common cause of energy loss and higher bills. Save energy and money by creating a simple, insulated box that sits over the frame of your attic opening, making sure to seal the seams of the box as well.
If your home has less than eight inches of attic insulation, adding more can help lower your energy bills. Insulation is designed to resist heat flow, reducing the amount of heat transferred inside your house during hot weather, and helping reduce heat losses through your ceiling when it’s cold outside.
There are several common types of insulation available. When correctly installed with air sealing, insulation can deliver comfort and lower energy bills during the hottest and coldest times of the year.